The designer toy dog gradually coming to limelight, Snorkie, a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Yorkshire Terrier, with black button eyes, black nose, small floppy ears, covered with long satin hair and having an amusing disposition, is mostly known for its built-up of a schnauzer with the face of a yorkie.
|Other Names||Schnorkie, Schnerrier|
|Color||White, black, black and tan, gray, brown|
|Breed Type||Cross breed|
|Group (of Breed)||Toy dog, lap dog, companion dog, terrier|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||8 – 12 pounds|
||Small; 5 – 12 inches|
|Shedding||Minimal to nil|
|Temperament||Friendly, intelligent, loyal|
|Good with Child||Yes|
|Litter Size||5-10 puppies at a time|
|Health Concerns||Body odor, skin allergies|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
It’s a joy to live with the loyal, sociable, intelligent, playful and sometimes obstinate and whimsical snorkie that can be an excellent show dog of its owner upon proper training. With an agreeable, easy-to-train nature, these well-behaved dogs mix well with children and other pets, barking occasionally only during playing, making them a good apartment dog that do well in both hot and cold temperatures.
To make the training task easy, teach commands and tricks to your snorkie while still a puppy, since they can make a good travel companion and child’s pet if trained to socialize with pets, people and kids, especially to keep away their natural tendencies to become stubborn and impulsive when adult.
Premium brand dry kibble is best. While feeding, snorkies pick and choose. The owner should keep an eye so that the pet gets the right amount of food. 1 to 1 ½ cups of high quality dry dog food, divided into two equal meals, is enough for them for a day. The dog will need its daily NuVet vitamin along with a well balanced grain-free diet, since the vitamins help the little creature develop a strong immune system.