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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Yorkinese Build Information

The Yorkinese is a small hybrid dog created from the mix of the Pekingese and the Yorkshire Terrier. These small dogs have moderately long coats that are most often seen in shades of black, white, and tan.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

They are affectionate and energetic little dogs that love spending time with their people, especially cuddling. Because of their small size, they will typically be fine living in apartment homes. Training with a Yorkinese may be moderately difficult, but with firm and consistent training they can learn a good number of commands. Although small, Yorkinese dogs are energetic and require fair amounts of play and exercise, either from running around the house or going for short outings.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Moderate Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Moderate Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Soft

Yorkinese Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes
Trainable for Tricks:Yes