Yorkie Pin Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginEngland flagEngland Germany flagGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Yorkie Pin have?
Mini Yorkie Pin
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Yorkie and Miniature Pinscher mix

Yorkie Pin Price and Availability

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

Where to buy a Yorkie Pin with a good pedigree?

$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Yorkie Pin, 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 Pin for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Yorkie Pin gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Yorkie Pin? How many Yorkie Pin are there in the world?
Average: The Yorkie Pin 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 Pin Size

Size
Is a Yorkie Pin small, medium or large dog?

How big do Yorkie Pin get?

What is the average size of a Yorkie Pin?

Small
Weight
How much does the Yorkie Pin weigh? How much should a Yorkie Pin weight? What is the normal weight of a Yorkie Pin? How much does a full-grown Yorkie Pin weight?
Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 8-9 pounds (about 4 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Yorkie Pin?
Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8.5 pounds (about 4 kg)
Height
How tall is the Yorkie Pin? Yorkie Pin height:
Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Yorkie Pin?
Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Yorkie Pin Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Yorkie Pin have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineRough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Yorkie Pin's coat?
RustChocolateRedTanBlackGoldBlue
Grooming
How to groom the Yorkie Pin and how often? How often should I take my Yorkie Pin to the groomer?
Average: The Yorkie Pin requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful 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 can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Yorkie Pin, search for a 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 Pin dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Mini Yorkie Pin? Do Yorkie Pin dogs shed a lot?
Yorkie Pins are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Yorkie Pin need a bath? How often should you give a Yorkie Pin a bath? Can I bathe my Yorkie Pin 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.

Yorkie Pin Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Yorkie Pin have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
CleverFriendlyPlayfulIntelligentEnergeticOutgoingResponsiveAlertCourageousIndependentLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Yorkie Pin? Is the Yorkie Pin breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Yorkie Pin's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Yorkie Pin is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Yorkie Pin dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Yorkie Pin?
Yorkie Pins are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Yorkie Pin is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Yorkie Pin sensitivity:
Sensitive: Yorkie Pins 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 Pin a good family dog?
High: Yorkie Pins 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 dog 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 Mini Yorkie Pin need? Yorkie Pin social needs:
Yorkie Pins need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Yorkie Pin dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Mini Yorkie Pin bark?
A lot: Yorkie Pin 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.

Watchdog Ability
Is Yorkie Pin good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Yorkie Pins 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 Pins will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Yorkie Pin dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Yorkie Pins strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Yorkie Pin bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Mini Yorkie Pin? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Yorkie Pin? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Yorkie Pin 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Yorkie Pin has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Yorkie Pin? How much bite force does a Yorkie Pin have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkie Pin bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Yorkie Pin do?
Yorkie Pins have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Yorkie Pins need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Yorkie Pin to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Yorkie Pin roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Yorkie Pin is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Yorkie Pin have high prey drive?
Yorkie Pins 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.
Apartment Friendly
Is Yorkie Pin good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Yorkie Pin in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkie Pin 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.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Yorkie Pins 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 Pin be left alone? How long can you leave a Yorkie Pin alone?
Yorkie Pins tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Yorkie Pin Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Yorkie Pin temperament with other people:
Yorkie Pins are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie Pin dogs get along with other pets? Are Yorkie Pin dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Yorkie Pins are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Yorkie Pin dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Yorkie Pin temperament with children:
Yorkie Pins are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Yorkie Pin 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 Pin breed live with a cat?
Yorkie Pins are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Yorkie Pin good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie Pin dogs get along with other dogs?
Yorkie Pins are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Yorkie Pin is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Yorkie Pin breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Yorkie Pin breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Yorkie Pins are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Yorkie Pins good office dogs? Do Yorkie Pins make good office friendly dogs? Can Yorkie Pins be office dogs?
No
Yorkie Pin is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie Pin dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Mini Yorkie Pin temperament with senior people? Are Yorkie Pin dogs good for elderly owners?
Yorkie Pins are commonly okay with elderly people.

Yorkie Pin Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Yorkie Pin dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Yorkie Pin 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 Pin breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Yorkie Pin breed? Most common health risks of Yorkie Pin:
EpilepsyHypothyroidismLegg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Collapsed TracheaHypoglycemiaPortosystemic Liver ShuntReverse Sneezing
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Yorkie Pin breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Yorkie Pin see the vet?
Average
The Yorkie Pin 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 Pin dogs live? How old can a Yorkie Pin be? What is the age limit of the Yorkie Pin? How many years can the oldest Yorkie Pin live?

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

How long is the lifespan of a Yorkie Pin?

12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkie Pin: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Yorkie Pin breed hypoallergenic?
No
Yorkie Pins don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the 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.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Yorkie Pin have? What is the activity level of the Yorkie Pin?
Yorkie Pins are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Yorkie Pin need? How much exercise do Yorkie Pin dogs require per day?

Do Yorkie Pin dogs need a lot of exercises?

Yorkie Pins 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 Pin breed need?
Yorkie Pins 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.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Yorkie Pin need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Yorkie Pin breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Yorkie Pin? How much food should I feed my Yorkie Pin?
Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 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 Pin risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Yorkie Pin's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Pin's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Yorkie Pin 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 Pin drool?
The Yorkie Pin is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Yorkie Pin 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 Pin.

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

Yorkie Pin As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Yorkie Pin 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 Pin is not the best breed for service purposes.

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

Yes

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 Pin breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Yorkie Pin 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 Pin is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Yorkie Pin 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 Pin is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

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

Not really

Yorkie Pin 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 Pin 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 Pin is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Yorkie Pin Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Yorkie Pin: 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 Pin have in a litter? How many puppies can the Yorkie Pin breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Yorkie Pin have? How many puppies can a Yorkie Pin give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Yorkie Pin Recognition

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

Yorkie Pin Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Yorkie Pin's has great intelligence.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Yorkie Pin breed.
  • Shedding Level: Yorkie Pins are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Yorkie Pin is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Yorkie Pins are good watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Yorkie Pins have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Yorkie Pins adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Yorkie Pins are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Yorkie Pins are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Yorkie Pins don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Yorkie Pin's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Yorkie Pin is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Yorkie Pins tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Dog Friendly: Yorkie Pins are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Yorkie Pin is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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