Dog Breed Profile

Chorkie History

The Chorkie is a mixed-breed dog created by crossing the Yorkie and the Chihuahua. The Chorkie is sometimes called a Chi-Yorkie, a Teacup Yorkie or a Teddy Bear. The origin of the name “Chorkie” is unclear, but it may be derived from the words “Chori” (meaning “teacup”) and “Yorkie”. Although their size and appearance may vary, the Chorkies of today typically weigh between 4 and 8 pounds (1.8 and 3.6 kg). They are compact, sturdy dogs with round heads, short muzzles and almond-shaped eyes. Their ears are carried erect, and their coat is short, smooth and sleek. The temperament of the Chorkie has been described as being playful, intelligent, alert, courageous and sociable.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Chorkie Physical Characteristics

The Chorkie is a small, medium- to large-sized hybrid breed that mixes the Chihuahua with the Yorkshire Terrier. It is also known as the Yorkie Chi. The Chorkie has a compact, sturdy build with a short, close cut, and smooth, glossy coat that is colored in solid, shaded, parti, or patched versions of red, fawn, sable, cream, and black. They have an upright, apple-shaped head and a tapered muzzle. The eyes are dark in color and the ears are floppy. The tail is long and tapering and reaches to the hock. The feet are round and hare-like. The tail is typically docked. The approximate adult size of the Chorkie is between 4 and 7 pounds and between 7 and 11 inches in height. The lifespan of the breed is 14 to 16 years.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Silver, White, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 6 – 9 inches

Female Height Range: 6 – 9 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 8 – 15 lbs

Female Weight Range: 8 – 15 lbs

Chorkie Health

Description of breed health.


10-15 yrs

Chorkie Health Concerns

Allergies, Skin Problems, Ear Infections, Eye Problems

Chorkie Temperament and Behaviour

The Chorkie is a happy, playful, and outgoing breed of dog. They are just as energetic as they are friendly and love to spend time with their family. They are easy to train and love to learn new tricks. They have the playfulness and intelligence of both parents, making for a dog that is easy to train.

Chorkie Activity Requirements

The Chorkie is a hybrid dog that is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire Terrier. They are small, friendly, and fun-loving. While they are not high-energy, they do need regular exercise. A daily walk or short jog is perfect for a Chorkie. They will be happy with plenty of play time in the house, but they will also enjoy being outside. A park or neighborhood trail is the perfect place to take your little Yorkie. If you are thinking about getting an”Yorkie-chi”, be sure you are able to provide them with enough exercise and attention. While they don’t require as much exercise as other breeds, they do need to be included in family activities and included in outings.

Miles Per Day

5 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Chorkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Chorkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Chorkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Chorkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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