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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Yorktese Build Information

The Yorktese is a toy hybrid dog breed resulting from the cross of the the Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese. These tiny dogs reach no more than 10 inches in height and have long, straight, and silky coats that come in a variety of different colors, including black, tan, white, and tan.

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

Behaviour and Personality

Yorktese dogs are very affectionate, friendly, loving, and loyal. They can make great additions to families, forming strong bonds to their people and becoming upset if left alone for extended periods of time. Although they make for devoted pets, they can be somewhat difficult to train, requiring patience and consistency from the owner. Yorktese are perfect for apartment living and will burn off much of their energy indoors, but could become destructive if ignored.

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


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Chocolate, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Yorktese 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

Trainable for Tricks:Yes