Canis lupus familiaris

Last updated: April 21, 2021
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These dogs are very intelligent and are great with children.

Yoranian Scientific Classification

Scientific Name
Canis lupus familiaris

Yoranian Conservation Status

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Yoranian Facts

Main Prey
Name Of Young
Group Behavior
  • Pack
  • Sociable
Fun Fact
These dogs are very intelligent and are great with children.
Estimated Population Size
Biggest Threat
Being crushed by larger animals or humans
Most Distinctive Feature
Beard and eyebrows
Other Name(s)
Yorkie Pom, Yorkie Pomeranian
Gestation Period
2 months
Friendly, alert, over-protective, intelligent, easy to train, and great with children
easy to train
Age Of Independence
3 months
Average Spawn Size
1 pound
Litter Size
2-4 puppies
Average Litter Size
  • Pack
  • Social
Favorite Food
Common Name
Yorkie Pomeranian
designer hybrid breed
Number Of Species
North America

Yoranian Physical Characteristics

  • Brown
  • Grey
  • Black
  • White
  • Silver
  • Multi-colored
Skin Type
Top Speed
10 mph
12-15 years
3-7 pounds
6-10 inches
10-12 inches
Age of Sexual Maturity
12 months
Age of Weaning
1-3 months

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The Yoranian is incredibly intelligent.

Yoranian Introduction

Yoranians are hybrid dogs, a crossbreed between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Pomeranian. They are often referred to as a Yorkie Pom or Porkie Pom. They are tiny in size, growing are only six to ten inches in height. Their weight varies from three to seven pounds. They are sturdy little dogs with well-built bodies.

These crossbreed dogs are very playful around children, but they should always be supervised. They bond well with their owners and are happy dogs. Despite being small in size, these dogs have a big attitude. They are very protective of the people they love.

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Yoranian Fun Facts

Whenever a new breed is available, you want to know what is in store if you adopt one. Here are a few facts that might interest you about the hybrid Yorky Pomeranian crossbreed dogs:

  • The Yoranian is incredibly intelligent.
  • Their pleasant demeanor makes them a great companion in homes with a family.
  • The Yoranian tends to shed moderately.
  • Despite being small in size these dogs are great around children.
  • They are alert and overprotective.

3 Pros and Cons of Owning a Yoranian

Owning a pet comes with its own set of pros and cons. Understanding both the good and the bad about any breed is important, but hybrid breeds are a bit more complex. Here are a few details that might help you make your decision about a Yoranian.

Pros Cons
Intelligent: These dogs are highly intelligent and pick up tricks and commands in no time. Small in size: If you want a dog that is not very small in size then this would not be a good option to consider.
Moderate shedding: If you are looking for a dog that does not shed too much this can be a good option to consider. Health issues: These dogs are also prone to health problems, which can be inherited from either of their parents.
Great around children: Despite their small size these dogs are great with children and are very playful around them. Need supervision: When around children these dogs need constant supervision else, they can end up hurting the children or themselves during play time.

Yoranian Size and Weight

These dogs are small dogs with big attitudes. They have sturdy and well-built bodies. They are 6 to 10 inches in size and weigh about 3 to 7 pounds in weight as an adult.

Height (Male) 6-10 inches
Height (Female) 6-10 inches
Weight (Male) 3-7 pounds
Weight (Female) 3-7 pounds

Yoranian Common Health Issues

Due to being a mix between a Yorkshire and Pomeranian, the Yorkie Pom is at risk for various health concerns that stem from both its parents. Their teeth are at a greater risk than other breeds. Tooth decay and tooth loss are frequent issues for this breed. Eye irritation is relatively common as well, potentially leading to retinal atrophy. Other known problems include hip dysplasia, a collapsed trachea, and patellar luxation.

Health and Entertainment for your Yoranian

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The common health issues with these dogs include:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Falling of teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Eye irritation
  • Retinal atrophy
  • Collapsed trachea
  • Patellar laxation

Yoranian Temperament

This tiny dog is fearless and has a big attitude. They adore their owners and their families. Yoranians are a little uncomfortable around strangers, which is why it helps to socialize these dogs with older animals and with people to prevent behavioral issues. These dogs are also known to be super alert and overprotective of their owners.

Despite being a small dog, these dogs are great with children. These dogs are really playful around children especially when they grow up with them. However, they should always be supervised around children due to their small size. A clumsy child could easily injure one of these small dogs.

Not only are these dogs good with children, but they are also good with other pets. However, they should be introduced to smaller pets with caution because they have a strong prey drive.

How to Take Care of a Yoranian

Taking care of a pet is of utmost importance. Therefore, before you buy or adopt the Porkie Pom, it is important to understand how to take care of them. Here are a few tips:

Food and Diet

These dogs love eating wet food. However, you should also consider giving your dog premium quality dry dog food. They will require tiny kibble bites. Dry dog food will help clean the teeth and gums, which is important in a breed known for dental issues. Feed high-quality puppy food to Yoranians under a year of age. Watch the portions carefully when you switch to an adult diet. Your vet can help you determine the right amount of food for your adult Yorkie Pom.

Maintenance and Grooming

Yoranians do shed moderately. You need to brush their coat daily to remove their loose hair and prevent matting. These dogs do not need to visit the groomer regularly. It is important to prevent any kind of plaque build up in your dog’s mouth. You may need to brush your dog’s teeth. You need to cut the dog’s nails and clean its ears by wiping them away with a cloth.


Yoranians are easy to train, which is why they make great partners and pets. They are intelligent and can easily pick up commands. It is very easy to train them and teach them various tricks while playing with them. Consistency is the key with them. To teach them any trick all you have to do is to keep repeating the trick until they finally pick it up and learn it.


These dogs do not have extensive exercise requirements. One walk per day is usually sufficient for them. These yorky dogs enjoy their workouts and love playing with toys. You can take this little dog out to play with other small dogs at your local dog park. Make sure that your Yoranian is dressed warmly when the weather is cold.


Yorkie Pom Knows He Is Adorable
This Yorkie Pom Knows How Adorable He Is

Yorkie Pom puppies need their meals divided into several portions served throughout the day. Their tiny stomach cannot digest much food at once. The puppy should also be introduced to a social circle early on in life so that it can develop good habits and avoid behavioral issues.

Yoranians and Children

Despite their small size, these animals are great around children. They are highly playful, especially if they grow up with the kids of the family. However, any new animal should be supervised around children as they can get hurt while playing or can unintentionally hurt the infants of the house.

Dogs Similar to the Yoranian

Even though this Yorky Pomeranian can be a sweet companion, you might find that another breed is a better match. These pups are similar to Yoranians and can make incredible pets.

Yorkshire: These dogs are alert and attentive. They have a strong personality and a known to shed moderately.
Pomeranian: These dogs are super intelligent and do not need a lot of exercise. They are also very healthy and do not have a lot of health problems.
Australian Terrier: These dogs are super healthy and are fun to travel with. They are also convenient because of their small size. They are also friendly with other pets.

Here are a few names that you can call your Yoranian by:

  • Bailey
  • Holly
  • Bella
  • Coco
  • Finn

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Yoranian FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

What is a Yoranian?

Yoranians are a hybrid designer dog breed. They are a mix between a Yorkshire and Pomeranian. They are often referred to as a Yorkie Pom or Porkie Pom.

How much does a Yoranian cost?

They will cost between $400 and $1,000. You can expect an additional cost of $1000 for their annual maintenance.

How big will a Yorkie Pomeranian mix get?

These dogs are usually 6 to 10 inches in size, weighing around 3 to 7 pounds on average.

Is a Yorkie Pomeranian good with kids?

Yes, these dogs are great around children and make great playmates. They need to be supervised so that they do not end up hurting themselves or the kids of the family.

How long does a Yorkie Pomeranian live?

Yorkie Pomeranians live for around 12 to 15 years.

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