Hybrid Breed

Pekinese + Yorkshire Terrier


Pekinese and Yorkshire Terrier mix - a hybrid breed.

The Pekinese and Yorkshire Terrier are a popular mixed breed known as the Pek-a-Yorkie. This popularity is mainly due to their adorable looks and friendly, lively personalities. They are ideal for families looking for a loyal companion that is compact, sturdy and adaptable. The Pek-a-Yorkie usually has a medium length coat that is silky and fluffy at the same time. He is of one color - usually black and brown - and has short, shiny ears. He needs regular grooming and brushing to keep his coat healthy and shiny. With its affectionate and playful personality, this breed is an incredible asset to any family looking for a loyal companion.

Alternate Name Pek-a-Yorkie
Origin China - UK
Life expectancy 12 - 16 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Yorkinese - Such is probably his nature.

A Pekinese-Yorkshire Terrier mixed breed is a beautiful and energetic dog breed that is a balanced mix of Pekinese and Yorkshire Terriers. These typical family dogs have a very pleasant character and are extremely lovable and friendly. They are very affectionate and always want to be part of the action.

Yorkines are said to have an adaptability that allows them to easily adjust to new environments and situations. They are very loyal and loving and often develop an intimate bond with their owners, especially those who pay attention to them at an early age.

This breed has an active and dynamic personality. They are very curious and enjoy being the center of attention. Many Pekinese-Yorkshire Terrier mixes like to be out there discovering new things, but they are not your typical hunting dogs. These dogs simply appreciate leisure time outside, without a mission.

Apart from their energy, Pekinese-Yorkshire Terriers are also very intelligent. They are able to learn more complex commands and respond quickly. This makes them ideal household dogs that are easy to train.

For their owners*, Pekinese Yorkshire Terriers are an asset. They provide a positive atmosphere in the home and are very affectionate. Although they can be loud, they are not show-offs or tormentors. They enjoy being with people, but prefer to stay in the background when it comes to loud behavior.

To stay healthy, a Yorkinese needs regular physical activity. This includes walks, playing and running. There are a few things to pay special attention to with this breed, as they can be prone to various diseases such as eye disease, heart disease, and respiratory problems.

Overall, a Pekinese-Yorkshire Terrier mix is a great companion and devoted friend. If they give this breed love and affection, they will be rewarded with loyalty and faithfulness.

What diseases can occur in Pekinese and Yorkshire Terrier mix.

Pekinese Yorkshire Terrier mixes are a popular type of dog that is neither too big nor too small and have a pleasant temperament. They are intelligent, easy to care for and loyal, and sometimes have the energy level of a terrier. However, these mixed breeds also have a number of genetic diseases that should be considered in a potential adoption.

Some of the most common diseases that occur in Yorkines are respiratory problems, heart defects, eye diseases, and skin problems. Respiratory problems range from severe coughing fits to asthma. Some Pekinese-Yorkshire Terrier mixes also have heart defects, which are sometimes severe and require medical treatment. Eye disease can be easily diagnosed in these animals due to their relatively short muzzle. Finally, many Pekinese-Yorkshire Terrier mixes suffer from allergies and skin problems caused by allergic reactions, fungal or bacterial infections.

When adopting a Pekinese-Yorkshire Terrier mix, it is important to consult an experienced veterinarian to have a health check performed. Whether a potential owner is looking to adopt a puppy or an older animal, it is important to know the symptoms of any disease that may occur in these animals. With proper prevention, many diseases can be avoided in Pekinese-Yorkshire Terrier mixes. Therefore, it is advisable to see a veterinarian who performs regular analysis to detect a problem early.

Overall, Yorkines are a wonderful choice for dog lovers*. However, they should always be aware that certain diseases associated with this type of dog can be easily diagnosed and treated if the symptoms are recognized and a veterinarian is consulted in time.

The coat texture and color of a Pekinese Yorkshire Terrier mix breed differs depending on their parent breeds. Most have a short, tightly woven coat similar to the Pekinese, but it's a bit ticker than the shaggy texture of the Yorkie. When it comes to color, Pekinese-Yorkie mixes usually get light, rich hues like blonde, chocolate brown or gray. Some also have multi-colored coats in various shades of brown, black, white and tones in between. Coat length varies depending on the parent breed and some Pekinese Yorkies have medium length coats.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

A Yorkinese has a thick, long-haired coat in the typical black and brown design of the two breeds. It weighs between 4 and 5 kg and is about 25 cm tall. The ears are medium sized, round and raised. The body is short and full of muscles with a broad chest and a short tail. The eyes are dark brown and almond shaped.

Fur length long - medium
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Triangle - Standing Ears
Tail fanned out - short
Anatomy strong, slim, square
Size ♀ 15 - 23 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 6 kg
Size ♂ 15 - 23 cm
Weight ♂ 3 - 6 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Seniors, Beginner, Seniors
  • Denture malocclusions

    Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.

  • Shortness of breath

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

  • Bronchitis

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Pekinese and Yorkshire Terrier (also known as a Yorkinese) mixed breed is a cross between a Pekinese and a Yorkshire Terrier.

  • Such a mixed breed has typical features of both parents, but may also have attributes of other breeds. They are usually of medium size, intelligent, affectionate, alert and balanced.

  • A Yorkinese can be trained through consistency, patience and love. Training should begin with dutiful commands and positive reinforcement to encourage specific behavior. Gradually, the structure should be increased, according to the age and development of the dog.

  • A Yorkipoo should be brushed at least 2 to 3 times per week to maintain coat grooming and prevent mats. The brush should be run over the entire coat and held gently so that the skin is not irritated.

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