The Yorkie Shih Tzu mix is fast becoming a very popular dog to own…
Check out all the facts on this fantastic dog along with some information on the Chihuahua mix and tips on training Yorkshire Terriers…and if you are interested in potty training your yorkie mix just enter your email below for instant access to a free report on puppy potty training.
The yorkie shih tzu mix is as mixture of Yorkshire Terrier and Shih Tzu. Obviously they are not pure breeds and are also known as Shorties.
Below are some facts on this popular breed. Oh, and of course we have the below adorable video:
Temperament – They are quite energetic and also very active so they need to be with a family who are also quite active and energetic. They are quite placid with the mixture of two breeds getting the best of both worlds i.e they are not prone to barking or yapping like the Yorkshire Terrier and have the relaxed temperament of the Shih Tzu. They are good with strangers and also good with other dogs.
Size – They tend to grow to grow in height from 5-9 inches and adults can weigh anywhere from 4-13 pounds.
Grooming – They are considered quite easy to maintain with a long silky coat that is non shedding and good for people with allergies. The coat should be groomed once a month with careful attention taken to cut the hair around the eyes.
Exercise – They are active and energetic so will need regular walks on a daily basis.
Color – They come in a variety of colors including black, brown, red, beige and white.
Training – Training Yorkshire Terriers mixed with Shih Tzus is quite easy as long as you remain pack leader and are always consistent.
About The Yorkie, Shih Tzu, And Chihuahua
Most mixed breeds will take on traits from each breed. Of course all dogs are different, but here are some videos on each of these breeds to give you a good idea of what you might be able to expect in a Yorkie / Shih Tzu or Yorkie / Chihuahua mix:
Yorkie Chihuahua Mix
As you can see in the picture above the Yorkie Chihuahua mix can look very similar to your conventional yorkie. This picture was entered into our cute puppy gallery and you can see that this dog called Honey has inherited the large Chihuahua ears – but how cute is she!