Yorkie Russell Breed Summary
Playful, Intelligent, Energetic and Protective
The Jorkie, or ‘Yorkie Russell’ is a cross between both the Yorkshire Terrier and the Jack Russell. Because they are a relatively new breed, very little is known about their history or origin. We can only assume that they were created to make everyone go ‘awwww’, due to their very small and cute appearance! Their size also makes them fantastic for apartment living as well.
|Lifespan||11 - 15 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 7 - 15 in|
|Weight||Males and Females 4lb - 18lb|
|Coat||Medium/Long Coat that is Mildly Dense and Straight|
|Color||Silver, Fawn, Brown, Blue, White, Black|
|Common health issues||Portacaval Shunt, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Tracheal Collapse, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Subaortic Stenosis, Canine Cushing’s Disease, Canine Glaucoma, Patellar Luxation, Epilepsy, Von Willebrand's Disease, Cerebellar Ataxia|
Just like their parents, Jorkie's are incredibly sociable doggies. They absolutely love to be around all sorts of ‘hoomans’, especially children, because this means that they get to do playtime all day long! They have lots of energy and are very bouncy doggies. As a result, they will require a few daily, brisk walks and lots playtime. However, they can also be a tad stubborn, especially if they aren’t receiving the attention that they deserve! This can result in them becoming fairly vocal or potentially destructive. To reduce these sort of developments, we suggest socializing and training your pup from a young age, so that they know they can’t always be the center of attention! However, they will make lovely family pets and provide you with years of laughter and playtime!
While the recent designer pooch has little standing in terms of a timeline, both parent breeds are well established in history as working dogs.