Breed Introduction: Yorkinese

The Yorkinese is a cross breed, or 'designer' breed, which means that Yorkinese puppies have ancestry in two different purebred dog breeds.  Picture of a Yorkinese Puppy Previously for SaleIn the case of a Yorkinese, the dog is a cross between a Pekingese and a Yorkshire Terrier, hence the name, Yorkinese.  Both Pekingese and Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) are members of the toy breed group, so you can expect your Yorkinese to be a small dog, usually in the range of 6-10 pounds when fully grown.  Designer (cross breed) puppies generally take characteristics from both of their ancestral breeds, but usually have an appearance closer to one of its ancestral breeds.  However, within a single litter of mixed breed Yorkinese puppies, one puppy's appearance can more closely resemble a purebred Yorkie while another puppy from the same litter can more closely resemble a purebred Pekingese puppy.

The term Yorkinese can technically be used to define any dog that has ancestry in only the Yorkie and Pekingese breeds, although some breeders will have dogs listed as Yorkinese puppies for sale that do not meet this criteria.  Even dogs that do meet this criteria can vary in appearance.  In genetics, a hybrid that is the result from two distinctly different parent breeds is called a first filial generation hybrid, or an F1 hybrid.  In terms of a Yorkinese, an F1 hybrid is a Yorkinese whose parents are a purebred Pekingese and a purebred Yorkshire Terrier dog.  An F1 Yorkinese could then be bred with either another F1 Yorkinese, a Yorkie or a Pekingese and the result would still technically be a Yorkinese, but a second generation Yorkinese.

At Keegan's Puppies, we breed and offer for sale ONLY F1 hybrid Yorkinese puppies, meaning that our Yorkinese puppies are bred using purebred Pekingese and purebred Yorkshire Terrier dogs.  To breed our designer Yorkinese, American Kennel Club (AKC) registered purebred Yorkies and Pekingese are used to ensure the desired characteristics, traits and appearances of the Yorkinese puppies.  The purpose of breeding a hybrid or designer puppy like a Yorkinese is to have the positive characteristics of both the Pekingese and Yorkie present in a single dog.  The further in their lineage a Yorkinese puppy is from the purebred Yorkshire Terrier and the purebred Pekingese, the less pronounced these traits are in the the Yorkinese puppy.

Yorkinese Puppy Appearance/Markings

The term Yorkinese is a fairly generic term, so the appearance of Yorkinese can vary.  However, in our experience, F1 hybrid (first generation) Yorkinese puppies generally have a similar appearance.  F1 hybrid Yorkinese puppies will typically fall into two general categories.  F1 hybrid Yorkinese puppies will either be black and tan Yorkinese puppies or butterscotch/cream Yorkinese puppies.  Besides the difference in the coloring of the Yorkinese puppy, the actual appearance of the puppy can be similar to either a Pekingese or a Yorkie.  Yorkinese puppies that look similar to Pekingese will have the typical flat face of Pekingese.  There are also Yorkinese with a more pointed nose similar to Yorkie.  However, Yorkinese will generally not have the same respiratory problems as Pekingese since their noses are generally not as flat.

Yorkinese Puppy Temperament

As with all cross breed dogs, Yorkinese puppies will take traits from both of their ancestral breeds. Yorkies, like all terriers, are brave, curious and energetic. Pekingese possess dignity and intelligence and are affectionate and good nature, making them good family pets and companions. You can expect your Yorkinese puppy to have some, if not all of these traits. To learn more about the traits of Yorkinese, you can investigate the traits of the Yorkshire Terrier and Pekingese breeds by using the links to the left. However, the best way to determine the temperament of any dog is to meet it and spend time with it, as every dog is unique. Temperament is also affected by the parents of the dog as well as the environment in which the dog is raised. All of these will provide clues to the temperament of your dog before you bring it home.

Right Breed for You?

Yorkinese are generally a small dog since they are bred from members of the toy group and therefore are easier to travel with than larger dogs. However, even though Pekingese are small dogs, they are well known for being sturdy dogs and Yorkinese will therefore be well suited as a family pet, being able to handle small children. As a smaller dog, Yorkinese require limited exercise, but they do enjoy walks. Yorkinese are well suited as apartment dogs because of their small size. Yorkinese puppies are very gentle mannered, extremely trustworthy and loyal after you have earned their respect. They are also very affectionate dogs. Yorkinese do require some grooming, as they can have a long coat if it is not trimmed properly.

Yorkinese Puppies For Sale

Listed below are the Yorkinese puppies that are currently for sale or adoption. If the Yorkinese puppy you are looking for is not currently available for sale, you can join our puppy waiting list to be informed when new Yorkinese puppies are for sale.  You can also view the other puppies that are currently available for sale. If you have a general question about the Yorkinese puppies that are for sale or adoption, or any questions about Yorkinese puppies, you can contact us and we will be happy to answer your question.

Yorkinese Puppies
Breed: Yorkinese
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Unfortunately we do not currently have any Yorkinese puppies for sale or adoption. To be informed when we do have Yorkinese puppies for sale, you can join the puppy waiting list here.

*Note: The video above is a Yorkinese puppy that we previously sold.
We are located approximately 2 hours from the downtown Kansas City Kansas, Kansas City Missouri, Omaha Nebraska and Council Bluffs Iowa metro areas. We also serve customers in Topeka, Manhattan, Lawrence, Overland Park, Olathe, Wichita, Shawnee, Hutchinson, Leavenworth, Leawood, Emporia, Prarie Village and Salina Kansas, St. Joseph, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Liberty, Gladstone and Raytown Missouri and Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, Hastings, Columbus and Lincoln Nebraska. We have Yorkinese puppies for sale in Kansas, Yorkinese puppies for sale in Nebraska, Yorkinese puppies for sale in Iowa and Yorkinese puppies for sale in Missouri.

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