The Chorkie is a designer mixed breed that has gained popularity in Australia in recent years. A blend of the Chihuahua and the Yorkshire Terrier, the dogs are small with a silky coat and expressive eyes.
Known for their affectionate and loyal nature, Chorkies form strong bonds with their owners. They are spirited and alert companions suitable for a range of living situations. Whether in bustling urban centres or more laid-back rural settings, Chorkies adapt with ease, making delightful companions to those who choose to welcome them into their homes.
Chorkies can be reserved around strangers, emphasising the need for early socialisation. They also tend to be vocal, alerting to potential threats. Loyalty may verge on protectiveness, and separation anxiety is common, requiring gradual training and engaging distractions. Furthermore, Chorkies’ high intelligence can lead to boredom-related issues like excessive barking and destructive behaviour if not stimulated.
There are many factors that can influence the cost of pet insurance for your Chorkie, including the following:
This is the most basic type of pet insurance, covering costs for accidental injuries such as car accidents, poisoning, burns, fractures, snake and spider bites, but not illnesses and other conditions.
This type of insurance provides cover for accidental injuries as well as illnesses like cancer, gastrointestinal problems and eye, ear and skin conditions, but not routine care for your pet.