Boston Yorkie:Boston Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier Mix

Hybrid Breed

Boston Terrier + Yorkshire Terrier


The Boston Yorkie - a hybrid breed

The Boston Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier are both small, intelligent and loving dog breeds. Both have a soft coat that allows them to stay warm both indoors and outdoors in the cold. The Boston Terriers have a very affectionate and loving nature, while the Yorkshire Terriers have a bright, lively personality. A mixed breed of these two breeds known as the Boston Yorkie has some of the characteristics of both breeds. She is very intelligent, lively and affectionate. Its pleasant personality makes it a good family dog. The Boston Yorkie also has an almost indestructible coat. This mix is an ideal companion dog for those who want both a gentle and energetic dog.

Alternate Name -
Origin USA - 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 Boston Yorkie

Boston-Yorkie, also known as Bo-Yor, Borkie or Borky, is a small mix of Boston and Yorkshire Terrier. These adorable little dogs have unique and lovable personalities with a mix of traits from the two breeds.

Thanks to their small size, they can be easily trained to exhibit reliable behavior and integrate well into your daily routine. From a young age, they develop a strong protective instinct for their families and it is little surprise that they can become a very loyal and cuddly friend.

Both parent breeds show a strong curiosity towards everyone they meet, but the Boston Yorkie is not as boisterous or overzealous as the pure breed due to their lower energy level. They are very curious and memorize data, which gives them a unique talent.

Because of their small size, Boston Yorkies can usually live in an apartment, but they are very affectionate and need a fair amount of exercise to become comfortable. Their great courage in a small body makes them very good watchdogs, although they are not aggressive.

Because of their intelligence and strong will, Boston Yorkies can be difficult to train. As with all dog breeds, a Boston Yorkie needs to be trained consistently, with trust and love always at the forefront. Conversely, they also get excited quite quickly, so they should not be asked to do too much.

Overall, it is a sweet, loving and intelligent dog that combines the best qualities of both parent breeds. It gets along well in everyday life and is a loving companion. They need a lot of attention and stimulation to feel happy and healthy.

Typical diseases of the Boston Yorkie

Boston Yorkies are a popular crossbreed that combines many characteristics of the two breeds. The Boston and Yorkies each bring their own special characteristics to the cross. However, as mixed breeds, they have an increased risk for certain health problems that owners should be aware of.

One of the most common health problems in these dogs is respiratory disease. Boston Terrier-Yorkshire Terrier mixes are prone to a condition called tracheal hypoplasia, which can cause shortness of breath and coughing. This is a congenital condition in which the dog's trachea is not properly developed, making breathing difficult.

Another common problem is eye disease. They are at increased risk for glaucoma, cataracts and other eye problems. Symptoms can range from mild vision problems to complete blindness. If your dog shows signs of vision problems, you should see a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Other common health problems in Boston Terrier Yorkshire Terrier mixes include hip dislocation, heart disease, kidney disease, and cartilage disease. These conditions can have serious consequences and are essential to detect and treat early.

To minimize the risk of such health problems in Boston Yorkies, owners should have regular veterinary checkups. Regular checkups with the veterinarian can allow for early detection and treatment of potential problems, thus extending the life of the dog.

Overall, these mixes are a very loving, intelligent and energetic breed. With proper care and supervision, they should be able to live a long and happy life.

Boston Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier are both very small dog breeds with characteristic facial features that make them immediately recognizable as a typical mixed breed. This small breed is generally reported to have a shoulder height of 21 to 28 cm and a weight of 4 to 7 kg. They have a medium length muzzle and an elongated, round face. The build is usually muscular and athletic with short, stocky legs. The coat is usually smooth and short, usually in colors like black or white.

What does this mixed breed look like?

A Boston Yorkie usually has a densely woven, smooth coat. It is thin and lies close to the body. The color can vary from light brown to blackish brown. Some dogs have more black than brown and others have more brown than black. Sometimes white markings may be present on the head, chest and paws. Many mixed breed dogs have a short nose and small ears that are close to the head.

Fur length short - medium
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears
Tail stubby - short
Anatomy muscular, slim, square
Size ♀ 16 - 44 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 10 kg
Size ♂ 16 - 43 cm
Weight ♂ 4 - 11 kg
Suitable For Children, Beginner, Seniors
  • Shortness of breath

    Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.

  • 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.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Spinal disorders

    However, as the dog ages, this elasticity can be lost and completely inhibited by diseases such as spondylosis.

  • 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.

  • The average is 21 to 28 cm and a weight of 4 to 7 kg.

  • Yes, the Boston Yorkie usually has a long, slightly curly or wavy coat.

  • Boston Yorkies are usually very calm and affectionate dogs and they are not aggressive.

  • Boston Yorkies are very energetic due to their nature, so they should be exercised regularly to get rid of their energy.

  • Boston Yorkies are very intelligent and learn new things quickly because of their enthusiasm.

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