The Shorkie is a mix of Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier and typically has a long soft coat which can come in many colors. As their coat is more like human hair, they are considered hypoallergenic. Typical height is around 9 inches with an average weight of 12 pounds. These dogs are very energetic, and love to play fetch. They also like curling up on their owner’s lap. Shorkies are known to be barker and make excellent watch dogs.