In the history of dog breeding,
once in a great while a new breed will catapult to
the top of the popularity ladder in breeders as well as in
families adopting them. This is what the shorkie is doing.
Often by the time a new breed that has started out as a Mix
breed has reached significant numbers , it has already
lost much of its heritage because no accurate lineage was
ever kept and there is no way to ensure against inbreeding
with out accurate lineage.
We have 18 yrs of accurate shorkie lineage that gives the
Shorkie its beginning here in the USA
The Shorkie is not yet ready for breed
recognition and this leaves it in a very vulnerable
It is vital that the rapidly
increasing numbers of new Shorkie breeders who are emerging,
have access to a central registry when doing their due
diligence, so as to research the pedigrees of breeding
in the interests of avoiding the inbreeding or careless
breeding which would ultimately lead to the ruination of the Shorkie as a breed.
up all over a country, and all over the world, saying that
they are just a mix breed and leaving breeding up to sure
luck with no genetic testing and leading puppy parents to
believe that Shorkies are healthier due to Hybrid Vigor
and are setting the scene for future chaos and broken
hearted puppy families world wide.Mix
breeds are NOT healthier just because they are a mixed
breed. They can inherit if not more so genetic faults just
as a purebred.
The Shorkie is rocketing
in popularity so rapidly that many individuals fear for its
future health status if centralized records are not kept and
breeders are just trusting in the Hybrid Vigor Theory. Not
to mention duplicate breedings are bound to occur which could
result in total confusion in years to come and inbreeding
which will double up on hidden genetic faults.
with the development of any breed there are health issues
that have plagued them.
Our goal is to
accurately breed these genetic issues out of the breed as we
move forward in the ethical development of the Shorkie as a
If you are a shorkie
breeder and you share in the vision of the SCA -- help it to
become a reality and protect the Shorkie for future
generations. It's free to join!