Crossbreed, Tiny

Doesn't moult much

Good for first time owners

The Chihuahua-Yorkshire Terrier is one of the smallest crossbreeds, but with a big personality. First-generation (F1) can be unpredictable with some pups more like one parent than the other, and others combining both parent traits more equally.


Attractive to ...

Someone who can't decide between a Chihuahua or a Yorkie.

Not the best for ...

Families with infants. Chorkies aren't physically robust. Wait until the kids are older and less accident-prone.


Yorkiechi, Chiyorkie


United States


Really, really small - could almost fit in your pocket.

Exercise Needs

Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.


variable (jacket, long)


Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?



Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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