Yorkie Pom Care

The Yorkie-Pom (sometimes called a Yoranian), as a hybrid of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Pomeranian, is a toy-sized, usually feisty crossbreed that makes a fantastic companion dog. Besides regular exercise, the most time-consuming part of Yorkie-Pom care and maintenance will be proving these lovable dogs with plenty of TLC!

Below you'll find details on caring for a Yorkie-Pom including puppy development, exercise needs, and shedding/drooling tendencies. For answers to your questions about raising a Yorkie-Pom, read on!

Yorkie Pom Breed Development

As a toy-sized crossbreed, Yorkie-Pom puppy development typically spans 13-15 months from birth to full maturity.

Physical Development: Puppies grow steadily in height and length for the first six months or so, then those growth rates slow while the adolescent "fills out" with a bit of muscle and fat. These hybrids normally reach their full adult size (an average of nine inches and six pounds) at about ten months of age.

Social Development: Pups reach adolescence at about five months, sexual maturity at about eight months, and full metal maturity by about 14 months.

For further details on Yorkie-Pom development, see the following:

Yorkie Pom Exercise Needs

Overall, Yorkie-Pom exercise requirements aren't too extensive. These hybrids will fulfill a lot of their daily activity needs just running around being their curious little selves. Even so, they'll still benefit from a couple of short walks and a brief period of play each day.

The typical adult Yorkie-Pom, depending on its age and overall activity level, will only need about 30 minutes of proper exercise each day. You can start exercising your Yorkie-Pom puppy when it's 2½ months old by taking it on very short walks, then you can increase the walks' length as the pup grows.

Precautions with Yorkie-Pom exercise:

  • Don't exercise puppies too hard before they're eight months old
  • A leash is recommended when exercising in public
  • Yards should be securely fenced to keep the dog from running off
  • Potential separation anxiety; exercises should be done together with people

    It's important to exercise your Yorkie-Pom every day. These little crossbreeds are usually feisty and active, and without consistent activity they'll become fussy, they'll bark excessively, and they may develop Small Dog Syndrome. Regular exercise will be great for both the dog's and your own peace of mind! A few exercise ideas:
  • Walking: Two 10-minute walks per day is a good target
  • Fetch: Can be played indoors or out; use the dog's favorite toy
  • Hide-and-Seek: Great indoor activity; give the dog a treat when it finds you
  • Canine Sports: If properly trained, Yorkie-Poms can excel at obedience and agility trials and other events
  • Laser Pointer: These dogs will go nuts chasing that "little red dot"

When indoors, it's good to give your Yorkie-Pom access to balls or toys that will allow the dog to burn excess energy. It's also recommended that you have a regular exercise schedule for the dog, such as walks after breakfast and dinner and playtime in the afternoon.

Yorkie Pom Maintenance

In terms of shedding and drooling, these hybrids need moderate care. Yorkie-Pom shedding is fair, but drooling isn't an issue.

These crossbreeds have medium-length coats that can be straight, wavy, fuzzy, or a combination of any or all those. No matter the coat type, the Yorkie-Pomeranian mix shed is moderate. Owners will need to brush their Yorkie-Poms every couple of days, both to minimize the shedding and to keep the coats mat- and tangle-free. Hair cleanup--vacuuming the floors, and lint rollers on clothes and furniture--will be needed from time to time, but won't be too frequent a task.

A Yorkie-Pom almost never drools, though. If your Yorkie-Pom is drooling excessively, it might be a sign of a medical issue, in which case a veterinarian's care is needed.