- Other names:
- Dorkie Terrier
Dorkies, as they are unfortunately named, are hybrid canines that are part Yorkshire Terrier and part Dachshund. For those looking for a small dog for companionship, look no further than this low maintenance sweetheart. You will be hard pressed to find any cons about this breed. They are friendly, affectionate and playful with kids, strangers and other pets (don't worry, you will still be their favorite). Aside from skin allergies, which can be mediated with proper diet and natural grooming products, most Dorkies will live around 13 years with few problems. Wonderful as they may sound, we recommend you visit both parent breeds' pages before deciding upon a Dorkie since hybrids inherit traits from both parents in unpredictable fashion.