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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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Yorkinese
OriginEngland China
Other Names
What other names does the Yorkinese have? The dog breed also known as...
Yorkshire Terrier & Pekingese mixYorkingese
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
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
Price
How much does the Yorkinese 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? Yorkinese price:
$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.

Yorkinese General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Yorkinese size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Yorkinese weigh? Yorkinese weight:
8-10 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Yorkinese? Yorkinese average weight:
9 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Yorkinese? Yorkinese height:
6-9 inches (30.4-45 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Yorkinese average height:
21.5 cm (8.5 inches)

Yorkinese Hair & 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?
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 Yorkshire Terrier & Pekingese mix? Yorkinese shedding level:
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.

Yorkinese Characteristics

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? Are they intelligent?
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Yorkinese. Türelemre van szükség ahhoz, hogy ezt a fajtát bármilyen trükkre és parancsra megtanítsd, ám az erőfeszítés megéri. Megértik és megjegyzik az új parancsokat átlagosan 25–40 ismétlés után.
Trainability
Are Yorkinese dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
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? Are they affectionate?
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 considered as a 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 Yorkshire Terrier & Pekingese mix 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 Yorkshire Terrier & Pekingese mix bark?
Nagyon sokat: Yorkinese kimondottan hangos fajta. Gyakran élvezik az ugatást és a hangos vonyítást. Ha csendes kutyát szeretnél, nem a legjobb választás. Az ugatás legfontosabb kiváltó okai: félelem, figyelemfelkeltés, riasztás, unalom, üdvözlés, szeparációs szorongás, kényszeres ugatás és védekezés.
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 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 an 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 Yorkshire Terrier & Pekingese mix? 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.)
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?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Yorkinese fajta. Jó, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, így nem jelenthet gondot Yorkinese tartása lakásban.
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
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Yorkinese dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yorkinese Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Yorkinese temperament with other people:
Yorkineses are average friendly towards strangers.
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?
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? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Yorkineses are average friendly towards other dogs.
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 Yorkshire Terrier & Pekingese mix temperament with senior people? Are Yorkinese dogs good for elderly owners?
Yorkineses are not recommended for elderly people.
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.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Yorkinese breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Yorkineses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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 to 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
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
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Yorkinese is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat 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.
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.

Yorkinese Health Factors

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
Life Expectancy
How long do Yorkinese dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Yorkinese be?
13-15 years12-16 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 activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Yorkinese dogs require per day?
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 this fido need?
Yorkineses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Yorkinese need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
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 & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
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 for 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 minimal 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 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 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.
How often can the Yorkinese have a litter? 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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Yorkinese Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Yorkineses are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Yorkineses are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Yorkinese fajta.
  • Shedding Level: Yorkineses are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Yorkinese is a perfect example for 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.
  • 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.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Yorkineses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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