This Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix is a designer breed that is currently under development - in other words, not enough generations of Shorkies have bred to call this a pure breed. Thus far, Shorkies are toy companion dogs that are known for being affectionate, intelligent, playful, and at times stubborn. Their long, silky coats will require a good bit of grooming.
The typical Shorkie is highly intelligent and has an honest desire to please its owners, but also usually has a short attention span and can be quite stubborn - which can present some interesting challenges when it comes to training these dogs.
Nevertheless, Shorkies are extremely personable, and will either trot alongside on their little legs while their owners are out and about, or happily curl up in the owner's lap when it's time to relax. And while not "yappy" dogs, Shorkies will readily bark to alert their families of any unknown sights or sounds.
These little dogs are playful and lively, and will expend much of their energy cavorting from person to person.