Snorkies, Shorkies, Morkies and Dorkies…. A beautiful Mutley potpourri


Hi guys,

Mama was wandering around the internet and ran into some very interesting breeds. She was very taken with the pictures. I must admit they are cute. Not as cute as I am, but still cute. Every one of these guys is mixed with a Yorkshire Terrier, like me. Remember I’m a Snorkie – Schnauzer + Yorkshire terrier. That’s why I have such a stupendous schnozzola.
I actually believe that I am more schnauzer than Yorkie – maybe I should really be called a Yauzer or Schnaukie? Anyway, here are some of my furry cousins.

Enjoy the photos and remember you can find all these guys at some rescue or shelter somewhere. I bet money that Lhasa Happy Home Rescue has some little guys just like this. All these guys are probably smaller than me.


This is SHORKIE. Doesn’t she look a little like me? Of course, I’m a boy. Opie don’t do bows! A Shorkie is a combination Shih Tzu + Yorkshire Terrier. I think this dog is particularly attractive, don’t you?


This is a MORKIE –or Yorktese. This pup is a combination Maltese and Yorkshire terrier. They are really small. Mama read that they might get as big as 8 pounds. Now I’m 20 pounds and I’m not the least bit overweight. Although I may have put on a few holiday pounds, I assure you I still have my svelte figure. I’d probably accidently crush this dog. I’m 20 pounds of pure muscle… and hair. I wouldn’t fit in anyone’s purse. No matter how roomy! ( Mama are you listening!?!)


Okay, I’ll admit this face is quite dashing. What do you expect? He’s a DORKIE! He’s a combination Dachshund and Yorkshire terrier. I don’t know why my human brothers are snickering, do you? He’s probably still smaller than me. Obviously, we Snorkies are the big dogs on this small breed block.

There are pictures of me all over this blog. Here are some of my SNORKIE cousins. My goodness—have you ever seen such a handsome gang of dogs.



And then of course, there’s ME!!!!

I thought it might be interesting to see what these funny named dogs really look like. But they all look cute to me, and I have a dog’s perception of beauty. This means I have excellent taste. What a great group of doggies!

What difference does it make what breed they are? We are all mixed up and we are all great dogs.

Mama and Daddy didn’t choose me because I’m a Snorkie. They chose me because I was RIGHT for the family! Of course, I’m naturally loveable!

I was on the short list of hypoallergenic dogs that were good with kids. Daddy says that all dogs have their charm and that it’s easy to fall in love. But it’s better to fall in love with a dog that you can love for the long haul, that’s compatible with your lifestyle.

They saw me and did what came naturally!

Of course, they fell in love.

This means that I’m their FOREVER puppy.

So, look at the pictures and see that we all have our charm. We all deserve a home where we fit.

If everyone chose the dog that fit, then maybe there wouldn’t be so many homeless pups out there. People fall in love with a pretty face and don’t consider our individual temperaments and the big responsibility we are even if we’re itty bitty like my Morkie cousins.

It’s okay to fall in love with a pretty face, but compatibility is forever and beauty fades. (Well, mine doesn’t but I’m very special!)

I know all my blogging buddies are compatible with their Mamas and Daddies. I’ve seen dogs living on farms, in apartments and houses, dogs that herd sheep or cattle, dogs that keep their Mamas company at their businesses and doggies that lay around the house most of the day. Bottom line is that we all fit. Let’s spread the word that adoption is great, but make certain that our “furrever” friends have mamas and daddy’s that fit.

What do you think?




About Opie and Opie's Mom

Snorkie with attitude. My mom writes about me and sometimes she lets me write something too. I was rescued July 11, 2010! I am so happy! I love my family and I hate squirrels. I don't know any cats but the neighborhood cats are fun to bark at. Read Opie's Mom's Blog to find out more about me. View all posts by Opie and Opie's Mom

9 responses to “Snorkies, Shorkies, Morkies and Dorkies…. A beautiful Mutley potpourri

  • Arlene Brenkel

    I am getting my schnaukie next week and cant wait for him. His name is Baruch meaning Blessed. I have several 2 adopted yorkie x’s. One is crossed with a cairn terrier and the other might be schnauzer. I walk my dogs every day in the park and they are my four legged children. My son is at university in another part of the country and life is never boring with all my dogs.

  • Cheryl and Kirby

    We are all mixed up aren’t we Opie! Mom is always wondering what I’m made up of, but she says the best thing is love! yeah we fit together quite well!


  • sagechronicles

    You are spot on, Opie! Toby & I are bits of this and that too–that’s what makes us all so great!!

  • Happy.Bark.Days

    Opie, your ‘cousins’ are certainly very adorable, as are you. Your adoptive family sure is lucky to have found their ‘furever’ companion 😀

  • Kirby the Dorkie

    I is a Dorkie! I looked a lot like the picture posted but now I look more like a yorkie Celt my long muzzle and back. And I weigh 15 pounds so mama can’t put me in a purse either. Lol

  • Erin

    My younger puppy just 11 months old is a dorkie and she is adorable! Her name is Pippa and she weighs just over 10 pounds. She is a sweetheart who loves everyone. She also likes to play rough and tumble with her big sister, a 70ish pound Lab/Dane named Kyra!

  • Hortensia Law

    We lost our 5 1/2 y o shorkie Cloe and we are devastated it happened do quick. She went to vet in March and bloodwork ok then a week ago started not acting like herself took her to vet Saturday and in a matter of hours went down hill after bayberry of tests and blood transfusion and internal medicine specialist we found out she had liver cancer in spleen and possibly stomach. We held her as she went and the pain is unbearable. We have a Yorkie but Cloe was my husbands side kick I would like to find a rescue shorkie or maybe morkie can you direct me?

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