Yorkiton Breed Information and Facts
The Yorkiton is a hybrid breed that is about as cute as it comes. Let's take a closer look at the Yorkiton breed information and facts you need to know when evaluating this breed.
The Yorkiton is a designer breed developed in the United States. They are derived from crossing the Yorkshire Terrier
with the Coton de Tulear
. The Yorkshire Terrier comes to us from England where they were a vermin hunter while the Coton de Tulear is from Madagascar where they were descendents of the Bichon Frise breed
The Yorkiton is a small dog. It grows to less than a foot tall and the average weight is in the 9 pound range.
The Yorkiton has a long, intertwined coat of hair. Given this, it should be groomed daily to keep its fur clear of tangles and to remove all dead fur. Special care should be taken to comb excess fur in its ears and in between its toes as the fur in these areas can easily become matted.
The Yorkiton is very hyper and loves to be the center of attention. This is a pup that needs attention or it can become unruly if it feels any separation anxiety. The dog has good character otherwise.
The Yorkiton is an incredibly cute little pup. This can often lead to owners treating the dog more as a small child than a dog. Such a move can lead to major temperament problems, so you must be on guard. Why? The pup can become very dominant oriented. This does not express itself in biting, but does result in a dog that ignores commands, barks incessantly and generally runs amuck.
As with every dog, the Yorkiton needs to be socialized and trained as early as possible. This pup takes well to training, but the high energy level can lead to it being easily distracted. Developing a routine is the best way to get the most out of this pup when it comes to discipline. Stick with the training. Once your pup gets the hang of it, they will pick up commands and conduct training quickly.
The Yorkiton can do well in an apartment or condo, but needs to get outside daily to burn off some energy. A walk can do the trick, but letting your pup play with other dogs is a particularly effective way to burn of the excessive energy a Yorkiton can sometimes exhibit.