The Dorkie has a long, smooth coat that is usually black and red. The legs are short and the body is long. The coat is easy to care for and is generally fluffy and soft. The profile is low.Dorkies, because they are part Dauchshund are very good at barking. Although they may be a small breed, they have a very loud, short, deep bark. The Dorkie loves to be a lap dog and craves attention. They are known to burrow under covers and love to go for ride alongs in the car. This breed is very smart and easy to train. They are great for first time dog owners. Some tend to be picky eaters and it may take awhile to find their preferred diet. Dorkies often become very attached to one person but still do well with others in the family. They are good with kids and are very gentle. They do well in apartments or a house as well as with large families. Most are not hyper and may sleep close to 18 hours a day. Although, some may be very hyper. When children are present, they love to play. They need several leash walks a day or to be let loose in a large yard.

Dorkie and DachshundEdit

The Dorkie is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Dachshund and the Yorkshire Terrier. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Dorkie is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.


  • 7-20 pounds 5-15 pounds
  • A mix dog only
  • Not really wired haired, long haired, or short haired
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