Dorkie Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Dorkie Dog and want to know if a Dorkie is suitable for your household?

Use the Dorkie information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Dorkie and more.

Dorkie Facts

  • Name: Dorkie
  • Other Names: Dorkie Terrier
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  • Breed Type: Cross Breed


Dorkie Dog Facts

Dorkie Information

The Dorkie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Dachshund and the Yorkshire Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.



What to do if you lose your Dorkie

If your Dorkie Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Phone the local vets to see if someone has brought in your missing pet.

4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Dorkie

If you find a Dorkie Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who can scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.