Borkie is a mix of a Beagle and a Yorkshire Terrier. Because it is a hybrid, not much is known about its history.
Temperament & Personality
Borkie is an ideal family dog owing to its loyal, affectionate and friendly nature. It requires regular attention and love from its owner. They are active, playful and excellent companions to children and other pets. These dogs also mingle well with unknown people, which is why they are not as good as guard dogs although they are prone to barking. It has great chasing instinct thanks to their sharp ears and nose.
Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Affection towards Family
Ease of Grooming
Both puppies and adult Borkies require daily walks and jogging. If the owner has access to a safely fenced area, they can be allowed to run freely.
The coat of Borkies is more like Yorkies so they shed little and may be hypoallergenic. Trimming of the hairs must be done by a groomer every couple of months. But if the coat is of the Beagle’s then there is high shedding, but it won’t be hypoallergenic. Bathing should be done only when vital to avoid the loss of natural oils of the skin. Brush their teeth two to three times a week and check their ears and eyes regularly for infection.
A Borkie could inherit health issues like intervertebral disk disease, epilepsy, eye problems, beagle dwarfism, hip dysplasia, and collapsed trachea.
Borkies train moderately easily but gets easily distracted so the training must be short and exciting. The owner should be patient, consistent and with a firm tone to establish themselves as the pack leader. Offer treats and rewards for motivation. The owner should teach them obedience and socialization.
Since these dogs are hyperactive, their diet should have enough carbohydrates and proteins. Dry dog food can be fed twice a day. Prevent overeating or else the Borkie will become obese.