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Yorkie-Apso Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Yorkie-Apso so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland flagEngland Tibet flagTibet
Other Names
What other names does the Yorkie-Apso have?
York ApsoYorkieapsoYorkielhasaYorkshire Apso
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Yorkie-Apso Size and Weight

Is a Yorkie-Apso small, medium or large dog?

How big do Yorkie-Apso get?

What is the average size of a Yorkie-Apso ?

How much does the Yorkie-Apso weigh? How much should a Yorkie-Apso weight? What is the normal weight of a Yorkie-Apso ? How much does a full-grown Yorkie-Apso weight?
13-15 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Yorkie-Apso ?
14 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg)
How tall is the Yorkie-Apso ? Yorkie-Apso height:
10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Yorkie-Apso ?
10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Yorkie-Apso Price and Availability

How much does the Yorkie-Apso puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Yorkie-Apso in the United States? How much money is a Yorkie-Apso ?

Where to buy a Yorkie-Apso with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Yorkie-Apso , you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Yorkie-Apso for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Yorkie-Apso gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Yorkie-Apso ? How many Yorkie-Apso are there in the world?
Average: The Yorkie-Apso is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Yorkie-Apso Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Yorkie-Apso ? Is the Yorkie-Apso breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Yorkie-Apso ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Yorkie-Apso dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Yorkie-Apso ?
Yorkie-Apso dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability
Is Yorkie-Apso good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Yorkie-Apso dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Yorkie-Apso dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Yorkie-Apso dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Yorkie-Apso dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.

Yorkie-Apso Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Yorkie-Apso have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Yorkie-Apso sensitivity:
Sensitive: Yorkie-Apso dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Yorkie-Apso a good family dog?
High: Yorkie-Apso dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the York Apso need? Yorkie-Apso social needs:
Yorkie-Apso dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Yorkie-Apso to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Yorkie-Apso roam?
Yorkie-Apso dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Yorkie-Apso have high prey drive?
Yorkie-Apso dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.

Yorkie-Apso Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
Average: Yorkie-Apso s, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Do Yorkie-Apso dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my York Apso bark?
A lot: Yorkie-Apso is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Apartment Friendly
Is Yorkie-Apso good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Yorkie-Apso in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkie-Apso breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.

Yorkie-Apso Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Yorkie-Apso dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Yorkie-Apso be left alone? How long can you leave a Yorkie-Apso alone?
Yorkie-Apso dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Yorkie-Apso Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Yorkie-Apso has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Yorkie-Apso ? How much bite force does a Yorkie-Apso have? How strong is a Yorkie-Apso bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkie-Apso bite force: Weak. The Yorkie-Apso bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Yorkie-Apso measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Yorkie-Apso may be weak, but it's important to remember that any dog's bite can still be dangerous if not managed properly. Despite the bite force of Yorkie-Apso being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Yorkie-Apso bite wounds might not be as severe, but it is still essential to be cautious and prevent any biting incidents.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals. To ensure a well-behaved dog, it's essential to learn how to train a Yorkie-Apso puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Yorkie-Apso can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

Biting Potential
Do Yorkie-Apso bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the York Apso? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Yorkie-Apso ? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Yorkie-Apso has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Yorkie-Apso do?
Yorkie-Apso dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Yorkie-Apso dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Yorkie-Apso Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Yorkie-Apso dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Yorkie-Apso is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Yorkie-Apso breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Yorkie-Apso breed? Most common health risks of Yorkie-Apso :
Collapsed TracheaPatellar LuxationAllergiesProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Sebaceous AdenitisCherry EyePortosystemic Liver ShuntReverse SneezingHypoglycemiaFamilial Inherited Renal DysplasiaKeratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Yorkie-Apso breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Yorkie-Apso see the vet?
The Yorkie-Apso should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Yorkie-Apso dogs live? How old can a Yorkie-Apso be? What is the age limit of the Yorkie-Apso ? How many years can the oldest Yorkie-Apso live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Yorkie-Apso ?

How long is the lifespan of a Yorkie-Apso ?

12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkie-Apso : 14 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.

Yorkie-Apso Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Yorkie-Apso have? What is the activity level of the Yorkie-Apso ?
Yorkie-Apso dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Yorkie-Apso need? How much exercise do Yorkie-Apso dogs require per day?

Do Yorkie-Apso dogs need a lot of exercises?

Yorkie-Apso dogs exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Yorkie-Apso breed need?
Yorkie-Apso dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.

Yorkie-Apso Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Yorkie-Apso need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Yorkie-Apso breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Yorkie-Apso ? How much food should I feed my Yorkie-Apso ?
1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Yorkie-Apso risk for obesity:
Average: The Yorkie-Apso has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Yorkie-Apso weight regularly.

Yorkie-Apso Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Yorkie-Apso have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Yorkie-Apso coats?
BlackTan Red Blue White BrownYellowGold
How to groom the Yorkie-Apso and how often? How often should I take my Yorkie-Apso to the groomer?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Yorkie-Apso requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Yorkie-Apso is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Yorkie-Apso dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the York Apso? Do Yorkie-Apso dogs shed a lot?
Yorkie-Apso dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Yorkie-Apso need a bath? How often should you give a Yorkie-Apso a bath? Can I bathe my Yorkie-Apso every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Is the Yorkie-Apso breed hypoallergenic?
Yorkie-Apso dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Yorkie-Apso has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Yorkie-Apso drool?
The Yorkie-Apso is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Yorkie-Apso could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Yorkie-Apso .

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Yorkie-Apso Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie-Apso dogs get along with other pets? Are Yorkie-Apso dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Yorkie-Apso dogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Yorkie-Apso temperament with other people:
Yorkie-Apso dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Yorkie-Apso dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Yorkie-Apso temperament with children:
Yorkie-Apso dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Yorkie-Apso dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Yorkie-Apso breed live with a cat?
Yorkie-Apso dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Yorkie-Apso good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie-Apso dogs get along with other dogs?
Yorkie-Apso dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Yorkie-Apso can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Yorkie-Apso breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Yorkie-Apso breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yorkie-Apso dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Yorkie-Apso dogs good office canines? Do Yorkie-Apso dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Yorkie-Apso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie-Apso dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the York Apso temperament with senior people? Are Yorkie-Apso dogs good for elderly owners?
Yorkie-Apso s are commonly okay with elderly people.

Yorkie-Apso As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Yorkie-Apso be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Yorkie-Apso is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Yorkie-Apso be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Yorkie-Apso be an emotional support animal?


This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Yorkie-Apso breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Yorkie-Apso be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Yorkie-Apso is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Yorkie-Apso be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Yorkie-Apso is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Yorkie-Apso be a boat dog?

Not really

Yorkie-Apso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Yorkie-Apso be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Yorkie-Apso is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Yorkie-Apso dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yorkie-Apso Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Yorkie-Apso pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Yorkie-Apso breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Yorkie-Apso : The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Yorkie-Apso have in a litter? How many puppies can the Yorkie-Apso breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Yorkie-Apso have? How many puppies can a Yorkie-Apso give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Yorkie-Apso Recognition

AKC Group
Is Yorkie-Apso recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Yorkie-Apso recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Yorkie-Apso breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Hybrid ClubDesigner Breed RegistryDesigner Dogs Kennel ClubInternational Designer Canine Registry

Yorkie-Apso Pros and Cons

  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Yorkie-Apso breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Yorkie-Apso is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Yorkie-Apso dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Yorkie-Apso dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Yorkie-Apso dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Yorkie-Apso dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Yorkie-Apso dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Hypoallergenic: Yorkie-Apso dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Yorkie-Apso dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Yorkie-Apso is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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