Weight: 3–7 pounds
The Porkie, also known as a Yorkie Pom or Yoranian, is a cross between the Pomeranian and Yorkshire Terrier breeds. It has a compact and well-built body structure with a fluffy or wiry coat, which can give it a scruffy appearance. The Porkie’s ears stand up and give it an alert expression, and their eyes are usually dark with a small black button nose. The tail is small and tends to stand up over its back in a flip position. The Porkie’s coat can come in a variety of colors including black, white, brown, golden, and cream.
The Porkie is fond of attention and human company, but dislikes being left alone for long hours. It is also an alert breed which may cause it to bark at strangers. Despite its small size, the Porkie will try and stand up to other dogs. It also gets along well with kids, but interactions with small children should be supervised to prevent it from being teased or startled.
Best practice to maintain the Porkies coat is brushing at least twice a week with a metal comb to prevent tangling and formation of mats. This also distributes the natural oils found in their fur. Bathe a Porkie about once a month with a mild shampoo and conditioner to keep its coat clean and shiny. Nail care and dental hygiene practices are also recommended.
These dogs are usually fairly active indoors, so keeping them well exercised will come naturally. They enjoy several daily walks and playtimes but do not take them out in extreme temperatures. It will keep them happy and active to have plenty of new toys, especially puzzles, to prevent them from boredom.
(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on this particular puppy.)