The Yorkinese is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Pekingese dogs. These are small sized dogs with a long coat, very similar to their parents. The round, dark, button eyes and a round nose peep through their long facial hair. They have short feet and a bushy tail. They are known for their elegant looks and pleasing personality.
|Also known as||Yorkie Pekingese Mix, Pekingese Yorkie Mix, Yorkshire Terrier Pekingese Mix|
|Coat||Dense, Long, Silky|
|Colors||Black, White, Black and Tan|
|Type||Companion Dog, Terrier Dog, Designer Dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12-15 years|
|Height (Size)||Small; 6-8 inches (full grown adults)|
|Personality Traits||Independent, Loving, Playful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
These are highly energetic dogs that love to play and cuddle. They have an affectionate nature, enjoying to spend time with their family members and kids, thus emerging as a good family dog. However, they should be trained properly since they might at times end up being unruly, and prone to barking unnecessarily. This breed is highly intelligent but might show stubbornness at times.
They must never be treated like a child like many other small breed dog owners do, but very much like a dog, since, if you show too much affection from puppyhood, there are chances that the pup would grow unruly when adult and start displaying bossy attitude.
If you find your dog tends to bark too much, do not be irritated or frustrated, rather ignore the barking, since it often cries for your attention, or else, out of obstinacy. Take your dog out for a break, or to the dog park to meet other dogs, especially of its stature. Let them play and have fun together. This trip should keep it happy. If that still doesn’t work, seeking for professional help is always the last resort.
To avoid chances of becoming stubborn and unruly, try to keep your puppy tired. Involve it in some new activity every day, play games like chasing, retrieving, or give them some interactive toys. Though the amount of exertion it should do depends on your dog’s age.
Regular high-quality dry dog food meant for breeds of its size.