Shorkies might be one of the smaller designer crossbreeds, but their big personality offers the perfect counterbalance to their diminutive stature. While more common in the US, it is slowly growing in popularity around the world due to their ability to adapt to different households. The breeds that make up the Shorkie are the Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier.
The Shorkie can be a first cross (with one Shih Tzu and one Yorkshire Terrier parent), be bred back to one of the original breeds or be two Shorkies bred together. This means there are varieties in size, shape, colours and coat types, but in all cases, this is a very small companion dog.