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Royal Haven Shorkies

What is a Shorkie?

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Shorkies' are hypoallergenic, meaning they do not shed either their hair or their dander. They make the perfect pet for those allergic to cats and dogs!

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They are known to be playful, fun loving dogs that love to spend time with people. They are very social dogs and are not shy around strangers, they seldom bark and tend to be very laid back. They make the perfect house dog and family pet.

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A Shorkie is a combination of a Shih Tzu and a Yorkie. The Mama must always be the Shih Tzu and the Daddy the Yorkie.

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These puppies do require brushing, bathing & trimming on a regular basis. Their hair will continue to grow & grow unless it is kept trimmed.

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We make our bath time/trim time as enjoyable as possible and always give them a cookie when the process is over. If you are not able to groom them yourself, you can take them to a groomer on a regular basis.

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There are a variety of ways you can trim your Shorkie. If you like the fuzzy look we recommend just using the scissors and trimming up the 'beard' and ears. If you choose not to shave your Shorkie, you must keep an eye out for mats, behind the ears, in the 'armpits', ect.

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A clip with a size 10 blade.

You can shave just the back and sides, leaving a little fringe along the belly. Or you can do a total 'puppy cut' and shave the whole puppy. We prefer to leave a little face hair as this adds to the "cuteness" of our Shorkies!

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The 'Puppy Cut'.

Shorkies fit into a variety of different lifestyles, from city and apartment living to life on a farm. They get along with other dogs, big and small. Supervision is a must if you have big dogs and want to add a Shorkie. Shorkies are so endearing that they will even wiggle their way into your big dogs heart!

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One of our puppies shown here with his new family's German Shepherd.

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Just for fun, a Basket Full of Puppies!