A small cross between the Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) and the Min Pin (Miniature Pinscher), the Yorkie Pin is known for being loving and protective of its family. It has similarity in appearance and behavior with its parents, its body being compact and sturdy like the Min Pin with a highly spirited Yorkie-like personality.
|Other names||Yorkie Min Pin, Yorkie-Min Pin mix|
|Coat||Medium, silky, straight|
|Color||Brown and white, black and brown|
|Group of Breed||Toy|
|Weight||About 7 lbs|
|Size/Height||Small; 9-13 inches|
|Temperament||Friendly, intelligent, playful, stubborn|
|Good with Children||Suited for older children|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||DBR, DDKC, DRA, ACHC, IDCR|
The Yorkie Pin’s character can be described as fearless, self-assured, and intensely curious, which can sometimes be frustrating for its owner. Living with a Yorkie Pin needs constant supervision since it might get itself into trouble if not watched closely.
Being fun-loving and mischievous by nature, it will often entertain everybody with its amusing behavior, getting the attention it wants. It has the tendency to escape out the door, so the owner should always be careful to keep it safe.
It has good watchdog abilities and is wary of strangers. Because of its hunting heritage, it has an inherent chasing instinct and will go after small mammals. If trained early, it will do well with other pets.
When training your Yorkie Pin, you should assume the role of a strong yet gentle pack leader. Otherwise, these strong-willed and dynamic pets will gladly take the ‘alpha’ position in the household.
If you cannot supervise your Yorkie Pin pup constantly, you can consider putting it in a crate. Do not just pick your little canine up and shove it in the crate. Give your pet enough time to explore the new place and let it move in and out of the crate at will. Hide long-lasting chew toys and treats inside the crate. Your dog will be more comfortable in its new room if it finds its favorite stuffed toy.
To help them get along well with other pets and refrain from chasing smaller animals, proper socialization at an early age is recommended. Start by getting the dog used to your immediate family members. This will instill confidence into your Yorkie Pin, and you will have no problems in introducing it to your extended family, friends, and their pets.
When feeding commercial food, an active, growing puppy needs less than 3/5 of dry food per day while adult Yorkie Pins require a 1/2-1 cup of dry food per day.