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Yorkie-ton Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginEngland flagEngland Madagascar flagMadagascar
Other Names
What other names does the Yorkie-ton have?
Yorkie de Tulear
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Yorkie-ton Size and Weight

Is a Yorkie-ton small, medium or large dog?

How big do Yorkie-ton get?

What is the average size of a Yorkie-ton?

How much does the Yorkie-ton weigh? How much should a Yorkie-ton weight? What is the normal weight of a Yorkie-ton? How much does a full-grown Yorkie-ton weight?
12-15 pounds (5.5-7 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Yorkie-ton?
13.5 pounds (5.6 kg)
How tall is the Yorkie-ton? Yorkie-ton height:
10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Yorkie-ton?
11 inches (27.5 cm)

Yorkie-ton Price and Availability

How much does the Yorkie-ton puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Yorkie-ton in the United States? How much money is a Yorkie-ton?

Where to buy a Yorkie-ton with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Yorkie-ton, 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 Yorkie-ton for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Yorkie-ton gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Yorkie-ton? How many Yorkie-ton are there in the world?
Average: The Yorkie-ton 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.

Yorkie-ton Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Yorkie-ton? Is the Yorkie-ton breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Yorkie-ton ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Yorkie-ton dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Yorkie-ton?
Yorkie-ton dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability
Is Yorkie-ton good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Yorkie-ton dogs 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 Yorkie-ton dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Yorkie-ton dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Yorkie-ton dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.

Yorkie-ton Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Yorkie-ton have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Yorkie-ton sensitivity:
Sensitive: Yorkie-ton dogs 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? Is a Yorkie-ton a good family dog?
High: Yorkie-ton dogs 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 dogs 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 Yorkie de Tulear need? Yorkie-ton social needs:
Yorkie-ton dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Yorkie-ton to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Yorkie-ton roam?
Yorkie-ton dogs 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 Yorkie-ton have high prey drive?
Yorkie-ton dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.

Yorkie-ton Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
The Yorkie-ton is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Yorkie-ton dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Yorkie de Tulear bark?
Average to High: The Yorkie-ton is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Yorkie-ton good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Yorkie-ton in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkie-ton breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.

Yorkie-ton Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Yorkie-ton dogs 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
How long can a Yorkie-ton be left alone? How long can you leave a Yorkie-ton alone?
Yorkie-ton dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Yorkie-ton Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Yorkie-ton has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Yorkie-ton? How much bite force does a Yorkie-ton have? How strong is a Yorkie-ton bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkie-ton bite force: Weak. The Yorkie-ton bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Yorkie-ton measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Yorkie-ton may be weak, but it's important to remember that any dog's bite can still be dangerous if not managed properly. Despite the bite force of Yorkie-ton being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Yorkie-ton bite wounds might not be as severe, but it is still essential to be cautious and prevent any biting incidents.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals. To ensure a well-behaved dog, it's essential to learn how to train a Yorkie-ton puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Yorkie-ton can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

Biting Potential
Do Yorkie-ton bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Yorkie de Tulear? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Yorkie-ton? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Yorkie-ton 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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Yorkie-ton do?
Yorkie-ton dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Yorkie-ton dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Yorkie-ton Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Yorkie-ton dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Yorkie-tons are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Yorkie-ton breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Yorkie-ton breed? Most common health risks of Yorkie-ton:
Collapsed Trachea Hip Dysplasia Luxating PatellaPatellar LuxationProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Portosystemic Liver ShuntReverse SneezingHypoglycemia
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Yorkie-ton breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Yorkie-ton see the vet?
The Yorkie-ton 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 Yorkie-ton dogs live? How old can a Yorkie-ton be? What is the age limit of the Yorkie-ton? How many years can the oldest Yorkie-ton live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Yorkie-ton?

How long is the lifespan of a Yorkie-ton?

12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkie-ton: 14 years
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.

Yorkie-ton Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Yorkie-ton have? What is the activity level of the Yorkie-ton?
Yorkie-ton dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Yorkie-ton need? How much exercise do Yorkie-ton dogs require per day?

Do Yorkie-ton dogs need a lot of exercises?

Yorkie-ton dogs 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 the Yorkie-ton breed need?
Yorkie-ton dogs 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.

Yorkie-ton Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Yorkie-ton need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Yorkie-ton breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Yorkie-ton? How much food should I feed my Yorkie-ton?
0.5 to 1.5 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? Yorkie-ton risk for obesity:
Average: The Yorkie-ton 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 Yorkie-ton weight regularly.

Yorkie-ton Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Yorkie-ton have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Yorkie-ton coats?
BlackTan Blue White Gold
How to groom the Yorkie-ton and how often? How often should I take my Yorkie-ton to the groomer?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Yorkie-ton 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 Yorkie-ton 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 Yorkie-ton dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Yorkie de Tulear? Do Yorkie-ton dogs shed a lot?
Yorkie-ton dogs 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 Yorkie-ton need a bath? How often should you give a Yorkie-ton a bath? Can I bathe my Yorkie-ton 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.

Is the Yorkie-ton breed hypoallergenic?
Yorkie-ton dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize 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.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Yorkie-ton 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 Yorkie-ton drool?
The Yorkie-ton is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Yorkie-ton 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 Yorkie-ton.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Yorkie-ton Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie-ton dogs get along with other pets? Are Yorkie-ton dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Yorkie-ton dogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Yorkie-ton temperament with other people:
Yorkie-ton dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Yorkie-ton dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Yorkie-ton temperament with children:
Yorkie-ton dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Yorkie-ton dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Yorkie-ton breed live with a cat?
Yorkie-ton dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Yorkie-ton good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie-ton dogs get along with other dogs?
Yorkie-ton dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Yorkie-ton breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Yorkie-ton breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yorkie-ton dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Yorkie-ton dogs good office canines? Do Yorkie-ton dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Yorkie-ton is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Yorkie-ton dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Yorkie de Tulear temperament with senior people? Are Yorkie-ton dogs good for elderly owners?
Yorkie-tons are commonly okay with elderly people.

Yorkie-ton As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Yorkie-ton 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).

Yorkie-ton is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Yorkie-ton be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Yorkie-ton be an emotional support animal?


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 people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Yorkie-ton breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Yorkie-ton 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.

Yorkie-ton is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Yorkie-ton 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 Yorkie-ton is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Yorkie-ton be a boat dog?

Not really

Yorkie-ton 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 Yorkie-ton 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.

Yorkie-ton is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Yorkie-ton dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Yorkie-ton Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Yorkie-ton pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Yorkie-ton breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Yorkie-ton: 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 Yorkie-ton have in a litter? How many puppies can the Yorkie-ton breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Yorkie-ton have? How many puppies can a Yorkie-ton give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Yorkie-ton Recognition

AKC Group
Is Yorkie-ton recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Yorkie-ton recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Yorkie-ton breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Designer Breed RegistryDesigner Dogs Kennel ClubInternational Designer Canine Registry

Yorkie-ton Pros and Cons

  • Health Issues: Yorkie-tons are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Hypoallergenic: Yorkie-ton dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Yorkie-ton breed.
  • Shedding Level: Yorkie-ton dogs are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Yorkie-ton is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Yorkie-ton dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Yorkie-ton dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Yorkie-ton dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Yorkie-ton dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Yorkie-ton dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Yorkie-ton is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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