The Yorkie Russell is a designer breed created through the cross of the Jack Russell and the Yorkshire Terrier breed. The Yorkie Russell is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club). This designer breed can also be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 6 - 15 lbs
- Height: 7 - 12 inches
- Color: The most popular colors in the Yorkie Russell are black & tan or tan. It can also have some white markings.
The Yorkie Russell is active, athletic, affectionate and loves attention. They have high levels of energy and do well with proper training. They tend to love to snuggle but also love a good run in the yard!
With the Yorkie Russell being a small designer breed, one of the things to watch for is dental disease. Other health concerns to watch for are:
• Patellar Luxation
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
Their coat can be short or longer. It can be smooth, rough or straing & silky. The combination of these dogs can give different coat textures.
The Yorkie Russell coat is fairly easy to maintain. Brushing with a hard bristle brush a couple of times a week should be sufficient. Bathe when necessary.