Big personality, endless energy, and constant affection are just a few things that we can link to the Yorkie Pomeranian Mix. Are you ready to learn more? Let’s start!
Yorkie Pomeranian Mix dogs, or also Yoranian Terriers or even Yorkie Poms. These pint-sized pups are a hybrid crossbreed with purebred Pomeranian and Yorkshire Terrier parents.
Also don’t think that these dogs are low-maintenance just because they are small. Read on to find out more about the endearing little Yoranian.
Considering Yoranians are simply the result of a romantic encounter between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Pomeranian, there is no definitive answer for when this designer dog was first introduced. Therefore, we can assume that their popularity jumped in the 90s, when also the other breeds occurred.
The fact is, as with other crossbreeds, the Porkie has gained popularity in the United States in the past 20 years. Hybrid dogs allow for the best of two breeds and typically fewer health concerns.
Pomeranians are purebred dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) since 1900, same as the Yorkshire Terriers which were recognized by the AKC since 1878.
Pomeranians are known for their tough personalities and cute fluffy exteriors while the Yorkshire Terriers are fearless pups bred as tiny rodent hunters.
However, Yorkie Pomeranians are not recognized by the AKC.
The Yorkie Pomeranian mix will inherit traits from both parents. From the Pomeranian and the Yorkie. Therefore, they have a medium to long coat, making them adorable little fluff balls. At first glance you will fall in love.
You can probably guess what Porkies should look like. They have a small snout with a tiny black nose, perky, upright ears, and big eyes. These cute dogs have compact bodies with fluffy, feathery tails that curl over their back as they strut their stuff proudly.
Yorkie Pomeranian mixes are toy breeds and will stay small dogs. Porkies will stay between 3 to 7 pounds (1 to 3 kg) when fully grown and will only reach a height of 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30.5 cm).
These cute and lovely little pups will vary in many coat colors from black, white, brown, tan, gold, blue, and cream. While some Porkies have solid coats, most will be a mix.
As mentioned previously, Yoranians are lovable, intelligent, and fearless. These lap dogs are desperate for attention and affection. They do not do well if left alone for long periods of the day and may experience separation anxiety.
Following this, they make great companions for singles or seniors looking for a constant and devoted friend! Obviously, Yoranians will fulfill your life with love and joy.
Also, Porkies adore their owners and can be good family dogs in homes with older children. Like other small breeds, supervision is needed around young children who might not handle the delicate pups correctly. If they are treated wrongly, they can bite!
You should be aware that Yorkie Pomeranians are noisy and yappy. They are always on alert and will bark loudly and frequently. Training commands can encourage a hushed bark response.
The Yorkie Pom can be territorial and aggressive over their space. Yoranians do best in single-dog homes. So, to get him a companion wouldn’t be the best option.
Start the socialization process from an early age. This will help your Porkie feel comfortable around dogs, children, and other strangers. By doing this, your dog will get familiar with the society.
Yorkie Poms are moderately easy to train but may need a little extra patience when training. In the end, patience would pay off.
Positive reinforcement, praises, and treats will help you get control of your willful toy dog. Be firm and consistent and your tiny pup will see you as a pack leader.
Yoranians can develop “Small Dog Syndrome,” where they will bark and act aggressively towards larger dogs. This one is a usual thing when it comes to small dogs. Nothing special to worry about.
Surprisingly. these tiny pooches do not need much exercise, although they are energetic! One daily 30-minute walk will suffice ( or two short 15-minute jaunts). Perfect for an owner that doesn’t have much time.
Pom Terriers are moderate shedders. They may only need to visit a professional groomer a few times a year to keep shedding under control. Their coats will vary in how much they shed.
Porkies only need a bath a few times a month. Remember to trim their nails and clean their ears with a soft cloth. This will keep your pup healthy and happy. And don’t forget to brush, brush, brush those tiny teeth to prevent decay and periodontal disease. This one is important!
Health and Life expectancy
In general, Yoranians are healthy dogs but there are a few genetic health problems to watch out for. Regular vet checkups will keep your pup healthy and thriving.
Make sure you check their eyes often as cataracts, eye irritation, insufficient tear production, and retinal atrophy are all potential inherited issues. Spotting this early will prevent your lovely pup from deeper issues.
Dental problems, such as tooth decay and lost teeth, are also a concern so as we said already in this article, don’t forget to brush their teeth daily.
Also, joint problems such as patellar luxation (kneecap dislocation) and elbow dysplasia are something to look out for.
Beside this, Epilepsy (unknown seizures), liver disease, respiratory infections, allergies, and kidney problems are also sometimes seen in these crossbreeds.
Based on statistics, your healthy Yoranian has an average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.