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Yorkie Russell


One of the most popular designer breeds, the Yorkie Russell has been obtained by crossing a Jack Russell Terrier with the Yorkshire terrier. A Yorkie Russell can be distinguished by its bushy tail, somewhat rotund muzzle, droopy ears and dark eyes. Their small and dainty size characterized by a long and soft coat make them ideal lap dogs.

Facts About Yorkie Russell
Breed Group Mixed Breed
Breed Type Terrier
Country of Origin Yorkshire & South England
Other Names Jorkie,  Jack Russell Yorkie Mix
Size Small
Height Up to 12 inches
Weight 6 -12 pounds
Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information DBR, IDCR, DRA, DDKC, ACHC
Shedding Low
Hypoallergenic Yes
Litter Size NA
Colour White, black, tan & black, brown
Life Expectancy 12 to 16 years
Coat Smooth, long, straight & silky
Price $200-$600

Temperament & Personality

The Yorkie Russell is smart and fearless with an average level of intelligence. They tend to get well with kids and tots. On the flipside, they are unlikely to bark out to alert if and when it spies a stranger or intruder attempting to break in.

The dog is a gregarious breed that enjoys the company of humans and laps up all the attention that showers on it. If the pet feels neglected or shunned, it will try to attract your attention by whining or yelping and go back to its resting place if you continue to ignore it.



Being of a diminutive size, it doesn’t have to exercise vigorously to keep itself healthy and its instincts sharp. They’re quite energetic, sprightly and keep themselves active by loitering in the house or the garden. They can be taken out while a person steps out for a jog or trot.


The Yorkie Russell is one dog breed that doesn’t shed much hair so brushing at least thrice a week will be relevant. However, regular grooming of the Yorkie Russell will be necessary to maintain its furry coat. Cleaning of teeth 2-3 times a week and shampooing at times is mandatory.

Health Problems

The Yorkie Russell has the possibility of inheriting its parental health issues like a dental problem. Other problems may include patellar luxation, PSS, hypoglycemia, leg carve Perthes, deafness, eyes problem, collapsed trachea and reversed sneezing.


They feel threatened in the presence of any significant dog, so it is necessary to train your pet to maintain a safe distance from them. Also, the dog tends to feel anxious or tensed if left alone for long periods. Hence provide them with different toys and puzzle games, especially of the chewing type so that it’s able to whet her intellect and brainpower.


The dog should be provided with high energy diet food to stay healthy throughout its lifetime. Offer them dry food (½-1 cup) at least once every day and offer sufficient water to keep it well hydrated.   


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