The Torkie is a small cross between the Toy Fox Terrier and the Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier). These toy dogs have a small round face, erect, pointy ears, rounded nose and eyes, and are covered with a very glossy coat. They are good for every climate.
|Also known as||Toy Fox Yorkie|
|Coat||Long, short, straight, silky, fine|
|Colors||Brown, black, blue, black and tan, white|
|Type||Toy dog, Terrier dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12 to 16 years|
|Personality Traits||Loving, intelligent, alert, lively|
|Good with Children||Yes (with older kids)|
|Good with Pets||No|
|Country of Origin||Unknown|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, DBR, IDCR|
Similar to their parents, the Torkies can easily switch over from their enthusiastic disposition to a relaxing and lounging mode, which therefore makes them an ideal choice for people living in urban areas.
While some individuals adhere to only a few favorites, others would create a bonding with the whole family.
They may be highly possessive about their owners and toys, just like their parents, which might make it difficult for them to mingle with other pets in the family.
Though outgoing and confident, they would still alert their masters if they catch sight of an unfamiliar person or any suspicious activity.
Socialization: Make your pup’s dog-park visit an interesting experience by helping it make friends with other puppies and young children, or play fun games with them using interactive toys.
Housebreaking: The first thing in the morning should be bringing your pup outside to the same general area, helping it to identify its nature’s call with that particular area or space.
Tricks: Its intelligent nature in combination with its eagerness to please may make it easy for them to learn a host of amusing tricks.
Leash Training: It is important as the Torkie has a tendency of running after anything it finds attractive.
Approximately ¼ to ½ a cup of dry dog food daily is enough for your torkie.