Hybrid Breed

Dachshund + Yorkshire Terrier


Dachshund and Yorkshire Terrier mix - a hybrid breed.

The Dachshund and Yorkshire Terrier mix is a small, lovable dog that is great for families. They are intelligent and playful, but also have a relaxed temperament. This mixed breed is the perfect companion for anyone looking for a furry friend.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

This Dachshund-Yorkshire Terrier mix breed has a slender build, long body and short legs. Its coat is usually brown and black in color, and it weighs between 3 and 7 kg. Its body measurements are believed to be as follows: Chest - 38 cm, neck - 25 cm, and back - 45 cm.

Alternate Name -
Origin Germany - UK
Life expectancy 12 - 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 Dachshund and Yorkshire Terrier mix - Such is probably his nature.

We affectionately call her a dorkie. She is a mix of a Dachshund and a Yorkshire Terrier. We got her from a family who couldn't keep her because their living situation changed and she wasn't getting the attention she deserved.

Dorkies are the best of both worlds. They are small, but sturdy, and have the most adorable faces. They are also very intelligent and easy to train. Ours loves to play catch and go for walks.

Dorkies are relatively low maintenance dogs. They don't need much grooming, although they do shed a little. They are also good eaters and don't need much exercise.

The only downside to a dorkie is that they can be a little noisy. But we don't mind that because it just fits their personality.

Overall, we love our Dorkie and wouldn't trade him for anything. If you are looking for a loyal and loving companion, a Dorkie is for you.

What diseases can occur in Dachshund and Yorkshire Terrier mix.

The Dachshund-Yorkshire Terrier mix is a small, active dog with a long body and short legs. This mixed breed is a cross between a Dachshund and a Yorkshire Terrier. The Dachshund-Yorkshire Terrier mix is not a purebred dog.

This dog breed is a good choice for families with children and other pets, but they may be too small for very young children. They are loyal and loving dogs that make excellent companions.

The Dachshund-Yorkshire Terrier mix is a healthy mixed breed, but there are some health issues to watch out for. These include:

  • Patellar luxation: this is a condition where the kneecap (patella) slips out of position. It is a genetic condition that is more common in small dog breeds. Patellar luxation can be painful and may require surgery to correct.
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease: this is a condition that affects the blood supply to the ball of the hip joint. It is a rare condition, but more common in small breeds of dogs. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease can be painful and require surgery.
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease: This is a disease that affects the discs between the vertebrae of the spine. It is a common condition in dogs and is more common in small dog breeds. Disc disease can be painful and require surgery.

The Dachshund-Yorkshire Terrier mix is a great companion dog for families with children and other pets. They are loyal, loving and active dogs that need lots of exercise and attention.

This Dachshund-Yorkshire Terrier mix has a beautiful coat that is mostly brown with some black markings. The coat is soft and dense, making it perfect for cuddling. This puppy also has a cute black nose and dark eyes.

Fur length short - medium
Fur rough-haired - flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Standing Ears
Tail short
Anatomy strong, slim, square
Size ♀ 16 - 17 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 9 kg
Size ♂ 16 - 27 cm
Weight ♂ 4 - 9 kg
Suitable For Seniors, Beginner, Seniors
  • Dachshund Paralysis

    By dachshund paralysis (discopathy) veterinarians mean paralysis of the limbs in dogs.

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Disc problems

    Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.

  • 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.

  • A Dachshund-Yorkshire Terrier mix has the physical characteristics of both parent breeds. They are likely to have the long, low body and short legs of the Dachshund with the small stature and silky coat of the Yorkshire Terrier.

  • The average life expectancy of a Dachshund-Yorkshire Terrier mix is 12 to 15 years.

  • Dachshund and Yorkshire Terrier mixes make great pets for families with children and other pets. They are usually loving, loyal and playful dogs. However, they can be stubborn and require patience and positive reinforcement training.

  • Dachshund and Yorkshire Terrier mixes usually require a moderate amount of exercise. Daily walks or playtime should be sufficient.

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