Welcome to our guide to the Yorkie Pom.
The Yorkie Pom is a mix between two different breeds, the Yorkshire Terrier and the Pomeranian.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Yorkie Pom breed of dog, also known as Yoranian, Porkie and PomYorkie.
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We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Yorkie Pom you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Yorkie Pom – then see our list of Yorkie Pom breeders.
Yorkie Pom Owner Interview
On this page we feature an interview with Tori Gulisano, owner of Ebby, a female Yorkie Pom.
Can you tell us who you are and where you live?
Ebby’s parents are Danny and Tori Gulisano, we live in North Fort Myers, FL
How long have you owned a Yorkie Pom?
For almost 3 years
Where did you buy her from?
We found her on Craigslist from a private breeder while searching for a Yorkie Poo.
From your experience what makes this breed so special?
Small, loving and extremely smart
What type of personality/temperament do they have?
Feisty, stubborn, playful, loves to cuddle and ride in her leopard stroller
I believe the Yorkie Pom is quite a popular dog on social media/Internet these days, can you tell us how this started?
I believe it started when celebrities started showing off their expensive little designer dogs!
What are your feeding routines, such as how often and what types of food do you feed the Yorkie Pom?
Ebby gets fed in the morning and when we eat at night, we feed her wet and dry dog food but most of the time she eats what we eat.
Have you encountered any health issues?
Ebby has nystagmus where her right eye constantly flickers which we were told is a nervous condition so instead of seeing one object she sometimes sees 2 or 3 and because of that she bumps into walls and doors if she is in an unfamiliar place. Our vet told us she could have been born with this but that it is also possible that someone may have kicked or injured her before we acquired her.
Obviously grooming is another major aspect of owning a Yorkie Pom, can you offer any tips, advice and popular accessories for your Yorkie Pom?
They shed A LOT so brushing and bathing is a MUST for this breed.
Any other useful tips and advice that you can offer to potential new owners?
Have lots of toys on hand because they love to play, Ebby loves her squeaky toys and loves to annoy us with constant squeaking and she KNOWS she’s doing it lol.
Thanks Tori for this wonderful interview and for sharing the photos of Ebby. If you want to find out more, you can visit this page:
Why Choose a Yorkie Pom?
What type of owners buy a Yorkie Pom?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Yorkie Pom breed?
Why do you think the Yorkie Pom is special?
What are your favourite things about the Yorkie Pom?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Yorkie Pom and not another breed?
How would you describe the Yorkie Pom temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Yorkie Pom over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Yorkie Pom?
About The Breed
What colors of Yorkie Pom are most popular?
What does the Yorkie Pom look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Yorkie Pom breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Yorkie Pom and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Yorkie Pom have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Yorkie Pom?
What is the breed standard/description for the Yorkie Pom?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Yorkie Pom that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Yorkie Pom breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Yorkie Pom?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Yorkie Pom breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Yorkie Pom match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Yorkie Pom – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Yorkie Pom puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Yorkie Pom home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Yorkie Pom, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Yorkie Pom weigh?
When the Yorkie Pom is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Yorkie Pom ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Yorkie Pom smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Yorkie Pom growth chart?
What breed group does the Yorkie Pom come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Yorkie Pom is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Yorkie Pom with children?
Do you think the Yorkie Pom is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Yorkie Pom get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Yorkie Pom owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Yorkie Pom or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Yorkie Pom be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Yorkie Pom during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Yorkie Pom?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Yorkie Pom breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Yorkie Pom puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Yorkie Pom?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Yorkie Pom cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Yorkie Pom and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Yorkie Pom owners?
What types of people are buying the Yorkie Pom and why?
Where can I buy Yorkie Pom rescue dogs or find a Yorkie Pom for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Yorkie Pom can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Yorkie Pom puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Yorkie Pom?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Yorkie Pom?
As a Yorkie Pom breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Yorkie Pom?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Yorkie Pom’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Yorkie Pom puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Yorkie Pom have popular names?
If my Yorkie Pom is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Yorkie Pom be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Yorkie Pom biting?
How do you prevent a Yorkie Pom chewing?
How do you stop a Yorkie Pom jumping up?
Does the Yorkie Pom have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Yorkie Pom keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Yorkie Pom dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Yorkie Pom and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Yorkie Pom owners?
As a breeder of the Yorkie Pom , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Yorkie Pom breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Yorkie Pom owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Yorkie Pom?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Yorkie Pom compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Yorkie Pom owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Yorkie Pom?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Yorkie Pom shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Yorkie Pom a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Yorkie Pom?
Can you offer new Yorkie Pom owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Yorkie Pom?
What started your interest in showing the Yorkie Pom?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Yorkie Pom – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Yorkie Pom and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Yorkie Pom?
What official organisations are there for the new Yorkie Pom owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Yorkie Pom, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Yorkie Pom out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Yorkie Pom special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Yorkie Pom and do you have any tips or advice for new Yorkie Pom owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Yorkie Pom home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Yorkie Pom to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Yorkie Pom sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Yorkie Pom owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Yorkie Pom?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Yorkie Pom have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Yorkie Pom have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Yorkie Pom vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Yorkie Pom for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Yorkie Pom be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Yorkie Pom spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Yorkie Pom is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Yorkie Pom not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Yorkie Pom?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Yorkie Pom dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Yorkie Pom?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Yorkie Pom?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Yorkie Pom – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Yorkie Pom dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Yorkie Pom or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Yorkie Pom.