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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?




Magical Mutley Tour — Who am I? What am I really?


Well here goes… I am joining this Magical Mutley Tour blog hop kind of late, but what the hey!

I’ve always said that Opie is a Snorkie. I kind of stand by that, but who knows what else is in the mix. I am going by what was on his kennel card and we all know how accurate those are…. NOT!!! However, he definitely has a schnauzer snout and some wild Yorkie hair.

I sometimes have trouble picturing his Mama and Daddy. Both would be small dogs but we all know the Yorkie would be eeny weeny. He has some dopple ganger blog pals and he seems to have very strong schnauzer characteristics.

So here are the vital statistics.

Opie weighs a little over 20 pounds. (When we got him the vet said he was under weight at 15 pounds and he’s now a solid 20+) Still has his boyish figure though. We are watching the treats. (Noticed that as he walked by he shook the floor the other day) No more jerky for you Bub!

He’s about 16 inches tall.

He’s a jumper! He can jump a solid 4 feet straight up. He’s super fast as well and loves to run!

His personality traits

  • He’s super playful, loving, brave and territorial!
  • Protective
  • Take his guard dog responsibilities quite seriously. Yesterday, a stranger climbed over our fence while he was in the back yard (Don’t freak out! It was the neighbors’ cable guy) Opie chased the guy OFF our property with teeth bared, growling and barking like he meant business. The guy had to really hustle back over the fence. The guy returned about 10 minutes later and asked permission to enter the back yard (Hello — what he should have done in the first place!) Opie received treats for doing his job! This is exactly what you want your dog to do.
  • He’s got a fairly medium bark. Not yippy or high pitched at all, but not basset hound deep. He sounds bigger than he is.
  • Tolerant of 9 year old boys who insist on carrying him around like a baby.
  • Affectionate – loves to kiss ( lick)
  • A total belly rub pig
  • Sneaky and smart
  • Curious
  • Opportunistic (Drop a piece of steak that you’re cutting on the floor and see what happens.) We call him wolf dog sometimes!


    Okay now here’s the photo shoot!

    Here is Opie playing at the dog park WHICH IS STILL CLOSED!!!

    Opie looking pensively at the camera.

    Opie looking at his Yorkie cousins.

    Note the size difference please! Do you see why it’s hard to picture?

    Opie fresh from the groomer!

    Opie is conferring with other dogs at Overrieder Dog Park.

    Note that he is about the same size as the beagle.

    Opie being a belly rub pig!