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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:10-13 Years

Dorkie Build Information

A Dorkie is a hybrid dog that is a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Dachshund. It is a small breed that weighs less than 20 pounds when fully grown. Dorkies are long-bodied like Dachshunds, but they tend to be a bit taller. They also have long, smooth coats that are usually black and red.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

Dorkies are smart and easy to train. They love to be lap dogs and tend to get very attached to one person. Being part Dachshund, Dorkies have loud, deep barks for such small dogs.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Good to Other Pets:Very Friendly
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Gold, Gray, Red, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Dense

Dorkie Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

The Dorkie is a cheerful Dachshund and Yorkshire Terrier mix.

Training:Moderately easy to train
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes