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Yorkinese

Pekingese / Yorkshire Terrier Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

A brown with black, thick-coated, long-haired Yorkinese dog standing on a grass surface, it is looking up and there is a leash attached to it. It has a black nose and small eyes that are partly covered in hair. Its tail is curled up over its back.

"Bear is silver and black like his Yorkie dad. He has his mom's Pekingese caramel coloring and flat nose. Bear is full of life, loves to fetch, run, jump and dig. Bear loves everyone. He is friendly, gentle and very intelligent. Bear is not a barker. Love this dog; just makes you smile looking at him."

Other Names

Yorkingese

Description

The Yorkinese is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Pekingese and the Yorkie. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition
  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
Close up - A black and tan Yorkinese dog sitting on a chair covered in a blanket and it is looking forward. It has small ears that fold over to the front with longer hair hanging from them, wide round dark eyes, a black nose and black lips.

"Tucker the male Yorkinese at 8 months old outgrew both of his parents in weight. He now weighs 13 lbs. You can clearly see both breeds of dog in Tucker. He is a very friendly and energetic little guy. He loves to chew on rawhides and go for long walks."

A black with brown Yorkinese dog laying on its back on a couch, it is wearing a black with white shirt and it is looking up. It has wide round eyes, a black nose and black lips.

Tucker the male Yorkinese

Action shot - The right side of a black with brown Yorkinese puppy that is running across a field.

Tucker the male Yorkinese as a puppy

Close up - A black with brown and white Yorkinese puppy is being held up in the lap of a person and it is looking forward. The dog looks like it has a smile on its face.

Tucker the male Yorkinese as a puppy

The front left side of a tan Yorkinese dog laying on a carpet. It is looking to the right and there is a red, white and blue rope toy behind it. The dog has dark eyes, a black nose and black lips. Its coat is thick.

Sophie the Yorkie / Peke mix (Yorkinese) at 6 months old

The back right side of a tan with white Yorkinese that is sitting on an end table in front of an open window and it is looking forward. It has longer fringe hair on its tail, small fold over ears and thick fur on its face.

"This is Oliver, a 10-lb. Yorkinese. His father is a Yorkie and the mom is Pekingese. He is about 1 ½ years old in this picture. He is the best natured dog. He does not warm up well to other dogs and tends to shy from children as we are empty nesters and children are not an everyday occurrence here. Once he gets used to a child he will play with them until his feet fall off. Ollie was a handful to housebreak as well. He finally decided to cooperate at about 5 months old. He was a challenge but has turned into the most treasured member of the family. Some of his other quirks are he did not start going down stairs until just over 2 years old. He was going up stairs as soon as his legs were long enough to reach. He takes a mouthful of food and goes into another room to eat it, and he is our only dog, too. We got him at three months. He loves to get his hair cut but does not like to be brushed; he bites at the comb or brush. He sleeps either on the back of the couch or on my pillow. Oliver: the perfect companion."

Close up - Three Yorkinese puppies are laying on a tan dog bed that is covered in black dog paw prints. The puppy on the left is black and tan, the middle puppy is tan with a black muzzle and the puppy on the right is tan with a little bit of black tips and small ears that fold over in a triangle. They all have black noses and dark round eyes.

5-week-old Yorkinese puppies, photo courtesy of 3 Pines Kennels

Close up - A black and tan Yorkinese puppy that is laying down on a hardwood floor and it is looking forward with its wide brown eyes.

"Lil' Chex (pronounced “checks”) the Yorkinese at 8 weeks old—his mother is an 8-lb. Pekingese and his father is a 6-lb. Yorkshire Terrier. He is always mistaken to be a mini Rott...we always hear others say that their Rott wasn't as small."