Dog Breeds: Y

A happy, sweet-natured little dog, the Yo-Chon is the ideal addition to a family with young children. Small in stature and with minimal exercise requirements, these dogs do well in small apartments and do not necessarily need a garden. Happiest when in the company of people, this breed should not be left alone for prolonged periods of time.

The cross of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Pomeranian results in the Yorkie Pom, also known as the Yoranian. This toy crossbreed is sweet and curious, energetic and eager to please their owners. They make great pets, as they bond very easily, getting along with other pets and children. They tend to be aloof with strangers and can have a feisty and yappy nature.

A good-tempered and lively breed, the Yorkie Russell is a fun-loving dog that enjoys keeping fit. They are best-suited to an active household that can provide them with lots of attention and are able to dedicate time to their training and development. As they can be quite vocal, they may not be the best choice for those with sensitive neighbours!

The Yorkie-Poo is a new hybrid, which is a cross between Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle parents. This small, vivacious dog has an equal love of its family and the sound of its own voice, and is prone to several inherited health problems. It is a loyal companion and a useful watchdog, and is a great playmate for older children.

The Yorkillon is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and Papillon. A small dog with a big character, they are distinguishable by their large ears festooned with fur. A loving and loyal dog, they can be prone to anxiety, which can lead to snappiness. But when well socialised as pups, they make great companion dogs.

The Yorkinese is a hybrid dog, a mixture of Yorkshire Terrier and Pekingese. Although small in size, a Yorkinese believes themselves to be a much bigger dog and acts according. Despite their cute good looks, a bossy character means they aren’t great around small children, and are best suited to life as the sole focus of their owner’s world.

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small, intelligent dog which is extremely affectionate. They are very quick to learn and easy to train, but can be overprotective. Yorkies do not require large amounts of exercise and can therefore make ideal pets for people living in cities. If left long their coat can require extensive grooming. Despite having a long lifespan, they can be prone to some health problems.

An independent designer dog with a personality that sparkles, the Yorwich is a confident little fellow that seems completely unaware of its small stature. The ideal choice for those who do not have a lot of space, the Yorwich adapts well to living in close quarters and does not need a great deal of outdoor access or particularly long walks.