Are shorkies a good breed to have? Yes. Absolutely. Shorkies are family-oriented and loyal to their families. They have excellent memory and very intelligent mindsets. They are very easy to train and I have determined that they listen to you speaking and listen out for key words they are familiar with and then associate them with something they would love to do. They really listen. My shorkie wakes up every morning to help me wake the kids for school and she gives them all the goodbye kisses they don’t ask for. All smiles. They are just lovable. If you are not into barking dogs, then this breed wouldn’t be for you because, as I mentioned, they are loyal to family and their territory, and if anyone knocks on your door or they hear an unfamiliar tone in someone’s voice, that will ring the alarm. But they also listen, so just as quickly as they begin to bark and you ask them to stop, they will obey, but still have alarming suspicion about the stranger. I would say that shorkies are very attentive, and if they aren’t watching, they are always listening to sounds and even respond to family members who have high stress levels in their voices. This is really true. If you were to argue with your sibling, your shorkie will get in between you both and commence to barking at you as if they are telling you to get your behinds back and make up. I love it.