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Chorkie is a crossbreed between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Chihuahua, and it was initially bred in the early 1990s. Just like the other mix-breeds, Chorkie’s temperament can uniquely assimilate to its parent’s characteristics. Chorkie has a high energy level, so they require lots of daily exercise and playtime. This breed is intelligent, confident, self-assured, and highly trainable, but can also be stubborn and might refuse to follow the rules, even from his puppyhood. Keeping this breed can turn into a nightmare if you don’t give him proper leadership. Such as Chihuahuas, Chorkies may often feel to bark and alert their pet-parents if they suspect anything unusual. This dog is a good choice for singles or families with older children. The size of the Chorkie is about 6 to 9 inches, and its weight is about 8-10 pounds.
Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed in the world, and are one of the oldest as well. They are ideal lap dogs, with loving and sweet personalities. Chihuahuas tend to attach quickly and strongly to their owners, and do best with older children because of their delicate bone structure and small size. These loyal, sassy dogs come in two varieties (smooth coat and long coat), and typically have a medium energy level that is perfect for living in either a home or an apartment.
One of the oldest of the European toy breeds, the Maltese has been a lap dog to royalty for centuries. This all-white dog has silky hair instead of fur, often making it more tolerable for those who are allergic. Maltese love to be pampered, cuddled and held, and typically form strong attachments. They are gentle and affectionate, and are easy to train, especially when training is started early. Maltese have a medium energy level and do well indoors or in Small Living Spaces. This breed is known to be by their owners’ sides at all times, and is sure to charm anyone they meet!