Yorkie Russell Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginEngland flagEngland
Other Names
What other names does the Yorkie Russell have?
Jorky
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Yorkie Russell Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Yorkie Russell puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Yorkie Russell, 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 Russell for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Yorkie Russell gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Yorkie Russell?
Average: The Yorkie Russell 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 Russell Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Yorkie Russell weigh? Yorkie Russell weight:
11-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Yorkie Russell? Yorkie Russell average weight:
14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Yorkie Russell? Yorkie Russell height:
8-15 inches (20-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Yorkie Russell average height:
11.5 inches (29 cm)

Yorkie Russell Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Yorkie Russell have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineRough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Yorkie Russell's coat?
GoldBlue TanBlackWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Yorkie Russell and how often?
Advanced: The Yorkie Russell requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

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

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Yorkie Russell, 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 Russell dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Jorky?
Yorkie Russells 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 Russell need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Yorkie Russell 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 Russell Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Yorkie Russell have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertEnergeticIntelligentPlayfulCourageousIndependentLoyalCheerfulStubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Yorkie Russell? Are they intelligent?
Outstanding: Yorkie Russell is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 95% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Yorkie Russell dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Yorkie Russells 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 Russell is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Yorkie Russell sensitivity:
Sensitive: Yorkie Russells 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? Are they affectionate?
High: Yorkie Russells 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 Jorky need? Yorkie Russell social needs:
Yorkie Russells are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Yorkie Russell dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Jorky bark?
A lot: Yorkie Russell 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 Russell good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Yorkie Russells 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 Russells will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Yorkie Russell dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Yorkie Russells are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Yorkie Russell can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Yorkie Russell will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Yorkie Russell bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Jorky? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Yorkie Russell? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Yorkie Russell 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 Russell has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkie Russell 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 Russell do?
Yorkie Russells have an 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 Russells need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Yorkie Russell to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Yorkie Russell roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Yorkie Russell 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 Russell have high prey drive?
Yorkie Russells have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Yorkie Russells are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Yorkie Russell good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Yorkie Russell indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Yorkie Russells 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
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Yorkie Russells 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 Russell Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Yorkie Russell temperament with other people:
Yorkie Russells are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie Russell dogs get along with other pets? Are Yorkie Russell dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Yorkie Russells are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Yorkie Russell dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Yorkie Russell temperament with children:
Yorkie Russells are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Yorkie Russell dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Yorkie Russells are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Yorkie Russell good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie Russell dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Yorkie Russells are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Yorkie Russell breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Yorkie Russells are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Yorkie Russells good office dogs? Do Yorkie Russells make good office friendly dogs? Can Yorkie Russells be office dogs?
No
Yorkie Russell is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie Russell dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Jorky temperament with senior people? Are Yorkie Russell dogs good for elderly owners?
Yorkie Russells are not the best breed for elderly people.

Yorkie Russell Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Yorkie Russell dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Yorkie Russells are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Yorkie Russell breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Yorkie Russell breed? Most common health risks of Yorkie Russell:
Collapsed TracheaHypoglycemiaPatellar LuxationPortosystemic Liver ShuntProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Reverse SneezingDeafnessGlaucomaLegg-perthes DiseaseLens Luxation
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Yorkie Russell breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Yorkie Russell see the vet?
Rare
The Yorkie Russell should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Yorkie Russell dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Yorkie Russell be? What is the age limit of the Yorkie Russell? How many years can the oldest Yorkie Russell live?
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkie Russell: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Yorkie Russell breed hypoallergenic?
No
Yorkie Russells 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 Russell have? What is the activity level of the Yorkie Russell?
Yorkie Russells are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Yorkie Russell dogs require per day?
Yorkie Russells have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Yorkie Russells don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Yorkie Russell need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
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 Russell risk for obesity:
Average: The Yorkie Russell 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 Russell's weight regularly.
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.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Yorkie Russell 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 Russell drool?
The Yorkie Russell is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Yorkie Russell 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 Russell. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Yorkie Russell As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Yorkie Russell 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 Russell is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Yorkie Russell be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Yorkie Russell 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 to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Yorkie Russell breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Yorkie Russell 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 Russell is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Yorkie Russell 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 Russell is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Yorkie Russell be a boat dog?

Yes

Yorkie Russell breed usually likes 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, as 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 Russell 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 Russell is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Yorkie Russell dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Yorkie Russell Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Yorkie Russell: 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 Russell have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies

Yorkie Russell Recognition

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

Yorkie Russell Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Outstanding: Yorkie Russell is one of the brightest dog breeds.
  • Health Issues: Yorkie Russells are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Yorkie Russell is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Yorkie Russells are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Yorkie Russells adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Yorkie Russells are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Yorkie Russell breed usually likes 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.

Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Yorkie Russells don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Yorkie Russell requires a lot of grooming.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Yorkie Russell is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Yorkie Russells 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.
  • Child Friendly: Yorkie Russells are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Yorkie Russell is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Yorkie Russells are not the best breed for elderly people.

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