The Chorkie is a hybrid between the Chihuahua and the Yorkshire Terrier. Country of Origin: The Chorkie originated in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Chorkie is a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: Chorkies tend to be very intelligent, active, vocal, and loyal dogs. The Chorkie is a playful, highly trainable dog who take well to positive reinforcement. Chorkies commonly get along great with other dogs and cats with proper socialization. Chorkies tend to be very friendly, loving dogs and like to play and exercise. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Chorkie is 10 - 13 years.