I'm a lover of all things 'dog' (particularly the exploration of cross breeds - and just like to write about man's best friend.
Are you on the lookout for a new breed of dog to bring home to the kids?
Perhaps you want a happy, family dog. Perhaps you want a toy dog.
Or a guard dog.
Whatever kind of dog you are out to get, though, one breed you should definitely look into is a Yoranian.
This interesting and challenging breed of dog can be hard to bring up, but they do make amazing pets.
If you are looking for a pet to bring into the home, then, you should absolutely look to take a closer viewing of the Yorkie Pomeranian mix.
What Exactly Are They?
This is a dog that is a happy mix of a Yorkie dog and a Pomeranian.
They are by all intents and purposes quite diverse and different breeds from one another, so be ready to expect a bit of a character if you get a dog like this.
The Yorkie and the Pomeranian are known for being what we can only describe as ‘dramatic dogs’; the kind of canines that thrive on being the centre of attention.
If that sounds like a kind of dog that you would like to have around the place, then you should absolutely look to get and raise a puppy.
That being said, they are challenging dogs to bring up.
If you were ever the owner of a single Pomeranian or a Yorkie, you’ll know they are not easy alone.
They make one of the most frustrating yet rewarding breeds of dog that you could ever pick-up.
If you are looking for a dog that you can fall in love with at a click of the fingers, then, might we recommend that you take a closer look at one of these cross breeds?
What Do They Look Like?
The Yorkie Pomeranian, or as some know it the “Porkie”, is a very interesting range of dog.
They are a very interesting dog to hang around with as they look so interesting.
They are also adorably small, with their usual height being anything from 6-12”.
You can imagine how much attention you will need to pay with a dog like this; they are easy to lose!
They tend to be weigh anything from 3-7lbs, too, so they are not exactly big dogs in terms of weight.
This should make it a bit easier to pay attention to if you notice your Pomeranian Yorkie cross getting a little belly forming!
In terms of look, they tend to be interesting dogs to see around the place as they usually are quite distinctive.
Unlike other mixes, though, a dog like this does tend to have a habit of just taking one parent over the other.
Some mixes will look like a genuine mix; it’s not uncommon for one of these to look very much like one or the other.
For that reason, we recommend that you spend more time looking at whether or not this is a dog that you could handle.
Some people prefer having a dog around the place with a bit of power and presence; with their yappy size and heel-biting nature, they tend to be the kind of dog that can be hard to handle.
In terms of looks, though, they tend to have very long coats that need a significant amount of management.
As you might imagine given their origins, these are coats that shed all over the place.
So, be prepared for all manner of different grooming sessions being needed: something your new friend will almost certainly enjoy!
Traits, Temperament & Personality
- In terms of personality, you can really surprise yourself when you see what these dogs are like.
- We don’t recommend having them around the young kids, though; while they are not aggressive, they can be ratty enough to leave young kids feeling excluded or upset.
- They are, though, great with older children: young babies and toddlers can annoy them, tough, and they will not be very shy about hiding that fact!
- That is one of the main reasons why we think that you should look to make sure you get one of these dogs when your kids grow-up a bit.
- In terms of their style, though, they are very bright, alert little characters who don’t mind showing affection when you show it first.
- They are also quite smart dogs, which is both a blessing or a curse.
- Don’t be surprised if you see it planking food for later or trying to play power-tricks to make you do their bidding!
If that is the case, then you should definitely look to make the time that you need to prepare for such a dog.
They are certainly going to take a fair amount of training if you ever want it to be anything other than a bossy dog that thinks, deep down, that it runs the house instead!
With all of that in mind, then, you should definitely look to pick up a puppy that can do the kind of things you want it to.
Try and get them as young as possible, as this gives you the best chance of being able to adjust and adapt them to the kind of lifestyle that you want them to be ready for.
If you do that, you are far more likely to end up with a happy, healthy relationship.
Eating Habits, Food & Diet
When you buy a dog like this, you have to be prepared for what we will call ‘challenging’ food rules.
First off, take any of these dogs that you get to a vet as soon as you can T
They can evaluate the dog and see what kind of condition it is in, and what kind of help it might need from its diet.
For the most part, you want to make sure you give them high-quality dry dog food as often as you can.
This gives them a good enough dietary starting point, though it helps to throw in some other foods along the way.
The portioning is the hardest part: your dog will want more, and more, and more. If you give in, though, expect to have a dog on your side who is going to just keep eating – and demanding more.
Try and get it some kind of small breed formula, too, if you can, as this is going to be a good choice of kibble. It will help with their growth, and make sure you have a dog that is eating a rich, balanced and nutritious diet.
Exercising, Health & Fitness
- One of the first issues you might have with a dog like this is that they have to get a lot of exercise to burn off all of that energy. Despite being small dogs, they don’t back down from much.
- With that in mind, make sure that you spend some time looking after your dog and getting it outside for a lot of exercise and energy.
- Try and avoid spending too much time around dogs you do not know: it won’t be long before your Yorkie Pomeranian mix is causing trouble!
- Also, make sure you spend a lot of time with your dog when it is young, as it will need that added support.
- A failure to do so will mean that you end up with an aggressive dog that can seem to have a bit of a chip on its shoulder.
- Naturally, we want to avoid having dogs that are like this, so try and avoid letting your Porkie adapt to life in the house too much.
- Get them outside and find plenty of ways to keep them busy if you can. Do that, and you’ll have a dog waiting for you at home with bundles of love and affection.
These are dogs that can have a variety of health problems as their life goes on, unfortunately.
You will need to be ready for this, as vet bills can skyrocket if you are not constantly checking up on their health.
With a lifespan of 12-15 years, though, common issues you could see during those years include:
- Eye issues over time, including cataracts. Epilepsy is common, too.
- Liver conditions that can begin to form over time.
- Respiratory illness which could see your dog coughing or struggling day-to-day.
- Kidney conditions that can start from a young age and only continue to worsen.
- Dental issues, leading to weak and potentially damaged teeth.
A healthy diet and exercise regime, though, should play a crucial role in helping to make sure that any one of these you get is more than healthy. As ever, be vigilant: if you worry something is wrong, get them to a vet.
Finding the right dog for yourself can be tough work – that’s why we recommend that you look to get a Yorkie Pomeranian mix when you are ready.
If you think you could handle their high maintenance attitude, you should definitely look to spend as much time around this particular breed of dog as you can.
Do that, and you’ll have a friend for life!
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
© 2019 Harry Sheen