Australian Yorkshire Terrier:Australian terrier and Yorkshire Terrier Mix

Hybrid Breed

Australian terrier + Yorkshire Terrier


Australian Yorkshire Terrier: A charming mix of Australian Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier.

The Australian Yorkshire Terrier is created by purposefully crossing the Australian Terrier, a dog breed developed in Australia, and the Yorkshire Terrier, a popular breed from England. Both breeds have a long history and bring their own unique characteristics to the mix, making the Australian Yorkshire Terrier a remarkable dog.

The Australian Terrier was originally bred as a hunting and companion dog. It is known for its stamina, intelligence, and ability to adapt to different tasks. The Yorkshire Terrier, on the other hand, was once a companion dog for nobles and is known for its charming appearance and affectionate personality.

Suitability and attitude

The Australian Yorkshire Terrier is an adorable mix of Australian Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. With their loving nature, intelligence, and charming appearance, they make excellent companion dogs and fit well in a variety of living environments. If you're looking for a loyal and playful companion , the Australian Yorkshire Terrier could be the perfect choice for you.

Alternate Name -
Origin Australia - UK
Life expectancy 10 - 16 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level average - low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Australian Yorkshire Terrier

The Australian Yorkshire Terrier is a lively, loving and intelligent dog that makes a good companion for individuals or families. They are affectionate, playful and love to be the center of attention. The Australian Yorkshire Terrier is known for being a great learner and can easily learn various commands and tricks.

With their compact size and cute appearance, Australian Yorkshire Terriers are also suitable for apartment living. However, they need regular exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. Walks, playtime and intellectual challenges are important aspects of this breed's suitability.

Care and diseases

The coat of the Australian Yorkshire Terrier requires regular grooming, especially if it was inherited from the Yorkshire Terrier. Daily brushing and occasional trimming are necessary to keep the coat free of tangles and give it a well-groomed appearance. The eyes and ears should be cleaned and checked regularly to catch any potential problems early.

In terms of health, Australian Yorkshire Terriers are generally hardy dogs. However, genetic health problems can occur from both the Australian Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier. These include eye problems, knee problems, and dental problems. It is important that potential owners ensure that the breeding parents have been tested for genetic health problems.

An Australian Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog with a charming and unique appearance, which is characterized by the mixture of the Australian Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier. They usually have a compact stature with short legs and an elegant gait. The coat of the Australian Yorkshire Terrier can vary depending on the parent. It can be long and silky like the Yorkshire Terrier or medium length and dense like the Australian Terrier. The colors of the coat can vary and range from blue and tan, black and tan, to black and gold. The head is often characterized by a friendly expression with large, round eyes and small, alert ears. With their charming appearance and lively nature, Australian Yorkshire Terriers are simply delightful and attract many glances.

Fur length medium
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears
Tail short
Anatomy rugged, strong, slim, square
Size ♀ 16 - 25 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 6 kg
Size ♂ 16 - 25 cm
Weight ♂ 4 - 6 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Children, Seniors, Beginner, Seniors
  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Tartar

    If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.

  • Diabetes

    The metabolic disease diabetes often occurs in overweight dogs.

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • Dislocations

    Lenticular and patella luxation occur in some breeds and affect the eye.

  • Bronchitis

    Bronchitis in dogs is an inflammation of the lower airways in the area of the bronchi.

  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • An Australian Yorkshire Terrier is a breed that consists of an Australian Terrier and a Yorkie Terrier.

  • On average, this breed can live eight to twelve years.

  • This breed needs a lot of attention and understanding when training. Consistency, patience and joy of learning are the keys to success.

  • The Australian Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier mix has a short and densely tufted coat. It can appear in different colors, including brown, black, gray and blond.

  • This breed is prone to patellar luxation, heart disease, gum disease, problematic breathing and eye problems.

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