Shorkie Tzus are cute new dogs who are the offspring of a Yorkie and a Shih Tzu. These dogs are one of many new designer breeds that have been becoming more and more common throughout the past few decades. They are calm and sweet dogs that are easy to care for, which makes them a good choice for people who are inexperienced and want a good family pet. Because of their small size, these dogs are also well suited to apartments and houses without big yards. Their appearance can vary, since some characteristics may be developed from one parent and other traits will come from the other.
The Shorkie Tzu is one of many new hybrid breeds that have been created recently in the United States. These designer dogs, along with all the others, are still in development. At the moment, the Shorkie Tzu is a dog who is created from a Shih Tzu and a Yorkie. However, in a few years time, the goal is to create a whole generation of Shorkie Tzus that will be bred with themselves to create a new pure breed. The Shih Tzu is a dog that has been shown in paintings and documents all the way back to the 16th century. They are thought to be the descendants of the Pekingese and the Lhasa Apso or Tibetan Mountain Dog. They were a favorite choice of Chinese royals and were exclusively kept in China up until 1930s, when the first pair was finally sent to England and was discovered by English soldiers during the Second World War. They made their way to Britain in 1946. The Yorkie, or the Yorkshire Terrier, is a breed that was created by working men from England. They were originally used as ratters for mice and rats that would infest mine shafts and clothing mills. They are hunting dogs that could make their way into fox and badger burrows. Although they are not a very old breed, the origin is not known for sure. It is thought that Scotsmen who were searching for work in Yorkshire mills had brought along several terrier type dogs, such as the Skye Terrier, Dandie Dinmont, Maltese, Manchester Terrier and the Paisley Terrier, which is now extinct. These breeds had crossed with some local dogs and consequently made the Yorkshire Terrier. These dogs were originally much larger than the breed that we know today, but selective breeding has made the Yorkie much smaller over the years.