Yorkie Russells are affectionate, energetic, and intelligent. These pups rarely bark and are wonderful with children. Yorkie Russells are often very patient with their owners while being trained. If you decide to adopt a Yorkie Russell, you will have a best friend for the rest of their days.
This breed is very adaptable. They are comfortable in small apartments or out in the country. They thrive with individuals as well as in family settings. Though these dogs are independent, they will still need your love and attention. If you are gone for more than eight hours for work it is best to spend as much time as possible with him when you are at home.
These dogs are fairly healthy, and will be fine as long as they are kept on a reliable schedule of exams, vaccinations, checkups, and preventative measures. As Yorkie Russells age, however, they can become susceptible to allergies, seizures, skin issues, and retinal dysplasia – an inherited condition where the retina does not develop properly. This can lead to partial blindness and retinal damage as the dog ages.
Yorkie Russells are easy to train and quickly understand their commands. They are eager to listen to their owners. Yorkie Russells will often only need to be trained over a few sessions before they know what is expected of them.
Minimal grooming is required once you adopt a Yorkie Russell. You will need to give them weekly brushings and possibly monthly baths. To keep your pup looking sharp, you should also have annual or biannual groomings.
Yorkie Russells need regular exercise. One walk per day ending in a trip to the dog park or with a game of fetch is ideal. This will keep him happy, healthy, and calm throughout the day.
7-12 inches in height