Yorkeltie Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Yorkeltie so you can get to know the breed more.

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Origin England flag England Scotland flag Scotland
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Yorkeltie Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Yorkeltie puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Yorkeltie, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Yorkeltie for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Yorkeltie gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Yorkeltie?
Average: The Yorkeltie is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Yorkeltie Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small Medium
Weight
How much does the Yorkeltie weigh? Yorkeltie weight:
14-27 pounds (6-12 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Yorkeltie? Yorkeltie average weight:
20.5 pounds (9 kg)
Height
How tall is the Yorkeltie? Yorkeltie height:
13-16 inches (33-41 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Yorkeltie average height:
14.5 inches (37 cm)

Yorkeltie Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Yorkeltie have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Fine Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Yorkeltie's coat?
Gold Blue Tan Black White Merle Sable
Grooming
How to groom the Yorkeltie and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Yorkeltie requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Yorkeltie is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Yorkeltie dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Yorkeltie?
Yorkelties are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Yorkeltie need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Yorkeltie every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Yorkeltie Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Yorkeltie have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Alert Energetic Intelligent Playful Courageous Independent Loyal Affectionate Gentle Lively Responsive Friendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Yorkeltie? Are they intelligent?
Outstanding: Yorkeltie is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 95% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Yorkeltie dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Yorkelties are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Yorkelties, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Yorkeltie sensitivity:
Sensitive: Yorkelties don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits. This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Yorkelties are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Yorkeltie need? Yorkeltie social needs:
Yorkelties need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Yorkeltie dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Yorkeltie bark?
A lot: Yorkeltie is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice. The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.
Watchdog Ability
Is Yorkeltie good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Yorkelties are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Yorkelties will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Yorkeltie dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Yorkelties are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Yorkeltie can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Yorkeltie will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Yorkeltie bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Yorkeltie? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Yorkeltie? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Yorkeltie has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Yorkeltie has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkeltie bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Yorkeltie do?
Yorkelties have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Yorkelties need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Yorkeltie to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Yorkeltie roam?
Yorkelties have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Yorkeltie have high prey drive?
Yorkelties have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Yorkeltie good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Yorkeltie breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Yorkelties adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Yorkelties tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Yorkeltie Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Yorkeltie temperament with other people:
Yorkelties are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkeltie dogs get along with other pets? Are Yorkeltie dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Yorkelties are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Are Yorkeltie dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Yorkeltie temperament with children:
Yorkelties are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Yorkeltie dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Yorkelties are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Yorkeltie good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkeltie dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Yorkelties are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Yorkeltie breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Yorkelties are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Yorkelties good office dogs? Do Yorkelties make good office friendly dogs? Can Yorkelties be office dogs?
No
Yorkeltie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Yorkeltie dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Yorkeltie temperament with senior people? Are Yorkeltie dogs good for elderly owners?
Yorkelties are commonly okay with elderly people.

Yorkeltie Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Yorkeltie dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Yorkelties are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Yorkeltie breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Yorkeltie breed? Most common health risks of Yorkeltie:
Collapsed Trachea Hypoglycemia Patellar Luxation Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Reverse Sneezing Cancer Cataracts Collie Eye Anomaly Drug Sensitivity Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Haemophilia Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Trichiasis Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Yorkeltie breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Yorkeltie see the vet?
Rare
The Yorkeltie should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Yorkeltie dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Yorkeltie be? What is the age limit of the Yorkeltie? How many years can the oldest Yorkeltie live?
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkeltie: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Yorkeltie breed hypoallergenic?
No
Yorkelties don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Yorkeltie have? What is the activity level of the Yorkeltie?
Yorkelties are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Yorkeltie dogs require per day?
Yorkelties exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Yorkelties are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Yorkeltie need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Yorkeltie risk for obesity:
Average: The Yorkeltie has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Yorkeltie's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Yorkeltie has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Yorkeltie drool?
The Yorkeltie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Yorkeltie could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Yorkeltie. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Yorkeltie As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Yorkeltie be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Yorkeltie is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Yorkeltie be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Yorkeltie be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Yorkeltie breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Yorkeltie be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Yorkeltie is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Yorkeltie be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Yorkeltie is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Yorkeltie be a boat dog?

Not really

Yorkeltie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Yorkeltie be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Yorkeltie is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Yorkeltie dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yorkeltie Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Yorkeltie: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Yorkeltie have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Yorkeltie Recognition

AKC Group
Is Yorkeltie recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Yorkeltie recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Yorkeltie breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Yorkeltie Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Outstanding: Yorkeltie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
  • Health Issues: Yorkelties are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Yorkeltie breed.
  • Shedding Level: Yorkelties are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Yorkeltie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Yorkelties are good watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Yorkelties have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Yorkelties adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Yorkelties are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Yorkelties are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Yorkelties don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Yorkelties tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Yorkeltie is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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