The Shorkie-Tzu is a mix of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Shih-Tzu. They may vary in size and are intelligent and affectionate. They typically have small snouts and long, wispy hair.

Average Height

6-14 inches

Average Weight

5-15 lbs


Shorkie-Tzus are considered hypoallergenic. They shed less than many other breeds. This makes them suitable for most people with allergies.


The Shorkie-Tzu's long, silky coat requires daily brushing. They also require regular grooming to keep their coats trimmed and clean. Their tear glands may be overactive and cause staining around the eyes. Ears should be checked, teeth brushed, and nails trimmed as part of regular grooming.

Energy Level

The Shorkie-Tzu requires at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. They enjoy walks and games like fetch.