Then wouldn't that be a Forkie? Or maybe a Foxshire Terrier. I mean, why would you take the T off of the Fox Terriers name to combine with the Yorkie when the Yorkie already has Terrier in its full breed name.
I looked them up, and the cross IS actually called a Torkie. My bad. People are crossing SO many breeds, who can keep up.
***Edited By: JDinVA on 3/26/2009 7:03:27 PM*** Reason: add
mmmm I have a Puggle that is a rescue, there are a lot of them in the dog pounds, not because they are not a great pup, because the people who purchased them, expected something they did not get. Next to hit the pounds, will be the Torkie, or whatever.
Poor things, for goodnes sake do everyone a favor and have that poor dog fixed, love it for the love it will give you, and forget breeding!
Ugh, even if the OP wanted to breed a purebred pup, why ask questions on a dog forum? Why not go to your vet? Being uninformed will only lead todisaster; if not with the whelping, then for the puppies. Are the sire and dam health tested? (you do know that the sire is the father and the dam is the mother?) If not, I would strongly suggest you not breed your dog. Why take the risk and produce more puppies with unknown health issues? IMO, the only reason breeding should take place is if the purpose is to improve the breed and maintain the standard. A Torkie is not a breed; just a mixed breed. Your purpose for breeding should not be to make money for some cute puppy. Also, you are notguaranteed that your puppies will all look exactly the same. What are you breeding your Torkie to? (what is a Torkie?) If it is another mixed breed, you are seriously mixing a bunch of genes, some of which could be defective. Do you realize how much work it is to whelp them andtake care ofthem and to wean them?
Please note, that I don't have anything against mixed breeds, just the irresponsible breeding that usually results in mixed breeds(which, Imay add, occurs with purebreds too)
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Sorry folks, but (IMO) this whole drive to claim what has generally been "oops" mixes as "breeds", some of the names for these mixes were created by someone with a strange sense of humor.
While it is important for everyone to love their furkids, no matter what went into the mix, I wouldn't be able to keep a straight face when telling someone my pup was a genuine Shipoo or Torkie or many of the others. These "breed names" simple make me chuckle.
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Well I am not going to make fun of you as i raise cockapoos and have no trouble selling them. However to answer your question you do not need to breed torkie to torkie because of the breakdown in the genes. You always want your puppies to be first generation meaning that your parent dogs of the cross you are wanting to make should be pure bred. For example my cockapoos daddy is a registered toy poodle and there mother is a registered cocker spanial. You should never breed any cross other than as a first generation breeding as that is when you get into health problems. So in short i would not advise you to breed your torkie.
I dont understand the craze with people wanting mutts. There is no way i would shell out hundreds of dollars for a dog that doesnt even have a pedigree or that has a name like cockapoo, torkie, or goldendoodle. Just call them what they are........MUTTS!