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What is a Yorkie Chihuahua mix?

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A Yorkshire terrier-Chihuahua mix is a type of hybrid dog known colloquially as a "chorkie." It has become popular and is now recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club.

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The breed has medium or long hair and might have floppy ears. It is typically tan in color, stands about 7 inches tall and weighs 5 to 7 pounds. The chorkie can live as long as 15 years and may suffer the same health concerns of most other toy breed dogs, including hypoglycemia. It is a low-shedding breed suitable for families and ideal for individuals who live in apartments. A chorkie is a fairly high energy dog, but may tire quickly.

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