Yorkinese Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginEngland flagEngland China flagChina
Other Names
What other names does the Yorkinese have?
Yorkingese
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Yorkinese Price and Availability

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

Where to buy a Yorkinese with a good pedigree?

$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Yorkinese, 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 Yorkinese for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Yorkinese gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Yorkinese? How many Yorkinese are there in the world?
Average: The Yorkinese 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.

Yorkinese Size

Size
Is a Yorkinese small, medium or large dog?

How big do Yorkinese get?

What is the average size of a Yorkinese?

Small
Weight
How much does the Yorkinese weigh? How much should a Yorkinese weight? What is the normal weight of a Yorkinese? How much does a full-grown Yorkinese weight?
8-10 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Yorkinese?
9 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Yorkinese? Yorkinese height:
6-9 inches (30.4-45 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Yorkinese?
21.5 cm (8.5 inches)

Yorkinese Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Yorkinese have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Yorkinese's coat?
GoldBlue TanBlackFawnRedCreamGrayWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Yorkinese and how often? How often should I take my Yorkinese to the groomer?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Yorkingese? Do Yorkinese dogs shed a lot?
Yorkineses 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 Yorkinese need a bath? How often should you give a Yorkinese a bath? Can I bathe my Yorkinese 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.

Yorkinese Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Yorkinese have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertEnergeticIntelligentPlayfulCourageousIndependentLoyalAffectionateGood-naturedOpinionatedAggressiveStubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Yorkinese? Is the Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Yorkinese dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Yorkinese?
Yorkineses are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Yorkineses are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Yorkinese sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Yorkineses don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Yorkinese a good family dog?
High: Yorkineses 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 Yorkingese need? Yorkinese social needs:
Yorkineses are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Yorkinese dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Yorkingese bark?
A lot: Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Yorkineses 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 Yorkineses will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Yorkinese dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Yorkineses 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 Yorkinese bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Yorkingese? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Yorkinese? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Yorkinese? How much bite force does a Yorkinese have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese do?
Yorkineses 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 Yorkineses need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Yorkinese to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Yorkinese roam?
Yorkineses 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 Yorkinese have high prey drive?
Yorkineses 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 Yorkineses are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Yorkinese good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Yorkinese in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkinese 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?
Yorkineses 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 Yorkinese be left alone? How long can you leave a Yorkinese alone?
Yorkineses 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.

Yorkinese Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Yorkinese temperament with other people:
Yorkineses are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkinese dogs get along with other pets? Are Yorkinese dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Yorkineses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Are Yorkinese dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Yorkinese temperament with children:
Yorkineses are not kid-friendly dogs. This breed is not recommended for families with children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese breed live with a cat?
Yorkineses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Yorkinese good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkinese dogs get along with other dogs?
Yorkineses are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Yorkinese breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Yorkinese breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Yorkineses are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Yorkineses good office dogs? Do Yorkineses make good office friendly dogs? Can Yorkineses be office dogs?
No
Yorkinese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Yorkinese dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Yorkingese temperament with senior people? Are Yorkinese dogs good for elderly owners?
Yorkineses are not recommended for elderly people.

Yorkinese Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Yorkinese dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Yorkineses are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Yorkinese breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Yorkinese breed? Most common health risks of Yorkinese:
Collapsed TracheaHypoglycemiaPatellar LuxationPortosystemic Liver ShuntProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Reverse SneezingBrachycephalic SyndromeCataractsCleft PalateCryptorchidismDistichiasisEctopic CiliaEntropionExposure Keratopathy SyndromeHydrocephalusIntervertebral Disk DiseaseKeratoconjunctivitis SiccaMitral Valve Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Yorkinese breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Yorkinese see the vet?
Rare
The Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese dogs live? How old can a Yorkinese be? What is the age limit of the Yorkinese? How many years can the oldest Yorkinese live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Yorkinese?

How long is the lifespan of a Yorkinese?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of Yorkinese: 14 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkinese: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Yorkinese breed hypoallergenic?
No
Yorkineses 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 Yorkinese have? What is the activity level of the Yorkinese?
Yorkineses have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Yorkinese need? How much exercise do Yorkinese dogs require per day?

Do Yorkinese dogs need a lot of exercises?

Yorkineses exercise need is very minimal. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Yorkinese breed need?
Yorkineses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Yorkinese need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Yorkinese breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Yorkinese? How much food should I feed my Yorkinese?
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? Yorkinese risk for obesity:
Average: The Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese'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 Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese drool?
The Yorkinese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese.

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

Yorkinese As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Yorkinese 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).

Yorkinese is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Yorkinese be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Yorkinese 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.

Yorkinese breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Yorkinese 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.

Yorkinese is not the best breed for detection purposes.

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

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

Not really

Yorkinese 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 Yorkinese 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.

Yorkinese is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Yorkinese Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

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

Yorkinese Recognition

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

Yorkinese Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Yorkineses are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Yorkineses are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Yorkinese breed.
  • Shedding Level: Yorkineses are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Yorkinese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Yorkineses are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Yorkineses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Yorkineses are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Yorkineses are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Yorkineses don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Yorkineses 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: Yorkineses are not kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Yorkinese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Yorkineses are not recommended for elderly people.

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