Yorkie Pomeranian Mix (Yoranian): A Trusty Companion

The Yoranian, or a Yorkie-Pom, is a hybrid crossbreed of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Pomeranian and has only existed for a short time. As a combination of both breeds’ loveable traits, Yoranians are fun, friendly, and trusty companion.

What does a Pomeranian Yorkie look like?

Pomeranian Yorkies, also known as Yoranians, are adorable and petite, and they come in a range of different colors. Depending on what parts of their parent’s genes they have inherited, their coats can be black, white, brown, gold, tan, blue, or cream. 

Their faces are small and round, with upright ears, and a short-snouted nose. Yoranians are covered in mountains of fur and it’s shiny and typically quite long and they can either have single or double coats.

They can have a mix of up to three colors, and they may have some obscure, unique markings. It’s safe to say that each Yoranian really is individual, especially in its appearance.

If you’re looking for a ‘fluff ball’, Yoranians undoubtedly match the criteria. 

How big will a Pomeranian Yorkie get?

The size of the Yoranian will depend on the size of its parents, but typically they’ll be anywhere between 6 and 12 inches tall and weigh anywhere between 3 and 7 pounds.

What are Pomeranian Yorkies like?

Don’t be fooled by their small exterior! Yoranians are hyperactive and playful and have high energy levels. Although they only need around half an hour of exercise, they have the tendency to get quite bored. 

Yoranians are extremely intelligent animals and their brains need to be stimulated! Even if you’re unable to take them out for longer, you’ll need to provide them with toys that can still cater to their needs, i.e. puzzles.

Training is extremely important for dogs, and Yoranians are no different. They’ll need to be trained from an early age and should engage in basic obedience lessons. As they’re smaller, they can be quite difficult to toilet train.  

Yoranians make the best companions and can be quite protective. Therefore, if you’re thinking about introducing them to other dogs, they’re likely to be cautious and so, you’ll have to introduce them carefully.

They can be quite co-dependent, in the sense that they’ll want a lot of attention from you. If they feel abandoned, Yoranians can develop separation anxiety or develop behavioral problems. 

While it’s obvious that they’re adorable, if you don’t feel that you can give them a lot of attention, then they may not be the breed for you.

That said, if you can commit to them, they’ll be loyal and compassionate friends for many years.

Do Pomeranian Yorkies bark a lot?

Yoranians are pretty playful, energetic dogs and they love to chase other dogs around, especially ones that are much larger than them! 

If they see bigger dogs or anyone else as a threat, Yoranians are inclined to bark a lot. They’ll be the first to warn others off with their bark.

Yoranians are small, loveable creatures that tend to love socializing and adore companionship. While they can be the perfect best friend, they don’t like to be left alone for too long. If they are, chances are that they’ll bark a lot to get your attention.

To reduce levels of barking, Yoranians must be provided with daily exercise and mental stimulation, and enrichment. 

Are Pomeranian Yorkies hypoallergenic?

While not all dog breeds can be 100% non-allergenic, hypoallergenic dogs are less prone to cause allergic reactions. With the Yoranian, it gets a little tricky. 

Yorkshire Terriers are hypoallergenic, whereas Pomeranians aren’t. Therefore, as a mix of the two, Yoranians tend NOT to be considered hypoallergenic. 

In comparison to a purebred Pomeranian, however, Yoranians would be more suited to someone with allergies. 

Do Pomeranian Yorkie mixes shed?

A Yoranian is a cross between two long-coated breeds and therefore, they’re going to have a long coat. Although it depends on the individual Yoranian, yes, they typically DO shed. 

As a combination of Yorkshire Terriers who don’t shed too much and Pomeranians who shed a lot, their mix tends to be somewhere between the two and shed an average amount. 

In order to keep shedding under control, it’s essential to maintain the proper grooming for Yoranians. To prevent their fur from getting matted, you should brush them every day, and you’ll need to ensure that you get their coats trimmed multiple times a year. 

Are Pomeranian Yorkies prone to health conditions?

With mixed breed dogs, their extensive genetic variability means that they tend to be healthier than purebred dogs.

To find out what types of health conditions Yoranians are prone to, you’d have to look at the individual breeds. The following health conditions common in Yorkies and Pomeranians are:

  • Eye Issues, i.e., Distichiasis, Entropion, Lens Luxation
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Luxating patella

Like all other dogs, Yoranians should be taken for annual check-ups at the vets to ensure that they’re in good health. 

If they are cared for properly and their health is generally good, a Yoranian’s lifespan can last up to 16 years, and sometimes even longer!

How much does a Pomeranian Yorkie mix cost?

Typically, Yoranians will cost between $400 and $1000.

Of course, you’ll have to consider the essential accessories that they’ll need, such as a dog bed, collars, tags, bowls, food, treats, grooming supplies, and toys. All of these items will come at an additional cost, anywhere around $150.

You should consider adopting a Yoranian. Whilst there is still a payout, it can be much cheaper, and there are a lot of dogs in need of a good home.

If you’re considering adopting a Yoranian, they’re fairly easy to locate and it’s likely that you’ll find one at your local animal shelter. If you’re unable to locate one, the shelter may be able to keep your name on record for future use. 

You’ll also have to consider the ongoing costs that come with looking after pups, like appointments and treatments. According to the AKC, smaller dogs are cheaper to care for than larger dogs. Yoranians are pretty small, and as they have a smaller food requirement, their living costs won’t be as high.