Fun Pitbull Yorkie Mix Dog Facts For Kids

Divya Raghav
Oct 20, 2022 By Divya Raghav
Originally Published on Aug 27, 2021
Edited by Katherine Cook
Read these interesting Pitbull Yorkie mix facts about this adorable dog that is the perfect mix between two distinct dog breeds.
Age: 3-18
Read time: 8.2 Min

Who could ever deny that dogs are super cute? The same goes with this mix between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Pit Bull Terrier dog breeds. This Yorkie Pitbull mix is one of the cutest and most intelligent dogs commonly found in urban homes around England.

These dogs are extremely strong-willed and display a strong personality. They also have high energy levels and they love to play. The owners must make sure to ensure that these dog get to use up their energy on a regular basis. They also need positive reinforcement from time to time.

Although both the parent breeds are Terriers, they look very distinct in terms of appearance. The Yorkshire Terrier dog is well-recognized by the American Kennel Club as a pure-breed with a rich history.

In contrast, the Pit Bull is an informal breed and is not formally recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Pitbull Yorkie mix is not a designer dog type. We can confirm this because these dogs do not have a cute or catchy name like most designer dogs do.

If you liked these facts about these amazing dogs, keep reading. For more relatable content, check out these Beagle Pitbull mix facts and Pitbull Pug mix facts for kids.

Pitbull Yorkie Mix Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Pitbull Yorkie dog?

The Pitbull Yorkie mix is an intelligent mixed breed dog produced by crossing Pit Bull Terriers and Yorkies.

This dog type is not very popular amongst people, especially because of the difference in the size of both the parent breeds. Most people do not recommend breeding these dogs as it is highly unnatural and sometimes detrimental to the health and well-being of the parent breeds.

On the other hand, some people are big fans of this puppy because they believe that this puppy inherits the best features from both of its parent breeds.

What class of animal do Pitbull Yorkie mixes belong to?

A Pitbull Yorkie mix is a dog, and as dogs belong to class Mammalia, this mixed breed also belongs to the class Mammalia. You could get one as a pet, but the exact cost of these puppies is unknown.

How many Pitbull Yorkie mixes are there in the world?

It is not known how many of these animals exist in the world, but they are bred accidentally and rarely on-demand. Therefore, their exact population is determined by the population of their parent breeds.

Where does a Pitbull Yorkie dog live?

The parent breeds are found in the US and the UK. Their respective related mixes are also found in the same regions. This dog can be found in homes, shelters, or rescue organizations.

What is a Pitbull Yorkie dog's habitat?

The Yorkie mix with Pit Bull is a pet that stays in urban homes or farms with a lot of space to run around in. This dog is high in energy and loves to have open space that extends as far as the eye can go.

They sprint away until they have no more energy. These dogs also love parks, dog parks in particular.

Who do Pitbull Yorkie mixes live with?

These mixes live with their owners and their family. If they are trained properly, they can also live with other pet dogs like the Dachshund in the house and do not display aggression towards other animals. They can also be found in rescue shelters. These dogs are also great with children.

How long does a Pitbull Yorkie Terrier live?

Pit Bulls have a lifespan of 13-15 years, and Yorkshire Terriers have an average lifespan of 13-16 years. Therefore, the lifespan of this mixed pup could be anywhere between 13-16 years. This is an impressive lifespan for a dog. Keeping them healthy and ensuring regular exercise will only extend their lifespan even more.

How do they reproduce?

A Yorkshire can definitely mate with a Pit Bull, but the breeding usually happens in coerced and unnatural ways. Since the breeding of these two parent breeds is unnatural due to the difference in their sizing, the breeding takes place through the process of assisted copulation and breeding between a male Yorkshire Terrier and a female Pit Bull Terrier.

The breeding cannot be vice versa as a female Yorkshire Terrier would struggle to give birth to bigger puppies than is natural.

However, they copulate only when the female dog is in heat. As a result, they usually give birth to around one to five Pitbull Yorkie mix puppies in a litter, similar to their parents.

What is their conservation status?

Since this is a mixed breed, it does not possess a conservation status. They are produced according to demand. However, both the dogs of the parent breeds are present in abundance. You need not worry about their conservation.

Pitbull Yorkie Mix Fun Facts

What do Pit Bull Yorkie mixes look like?

Both parent Terriers have distinct looks, but one thing in common between them is that they look super cute. The crossing of two breeds always gives a cute outcome. Still, the appearance of the puppy, related traits, and its temperament will always be unpredictable because of how different the parent breeds look.

They are usually small to medium-sized animals. The rough wire-like coat of Yorkies could often be expressed in these puppies because it is a more dominant trait. Their coat could be brown, tawny, or grayish black. Their ears could also be less upright.

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These intelligent dogs are small to medium-sized and love to run!

How cute are they?

This dog belongs to one of the cutest dog breeds ever, present in homes and shelters in the UK and the US. All dogs are cute; what is not to like!

This dog demands lots of affection and love. You may have to use reward tactics to train them instead of rigid methods, and with constant efforts and training exercises, they get trained properly in a month as they are also quick learners.

How do they communicate?

These dogs communicate by barking. Both their Terrier parent breeds are vocal, especially the Yorkie Terrier. They communicate with their barks and whines.

How big is a Pitbull Yorkie Terrier mix?

The exact height and weight of this mixed breed can vary depending on its parent breeds' dimensions. For example, Pit Bull Terrier can get medium-sized to big.

They can be 18-21 in (45.7-53.3 cm) tall and 35-60 lb (15.9-27.2 kg) heavy, whereas the Yorkshire Terrier can be 6-7 in (15.2-17.8 cm) and 7 lb (3.2 kg) heavy. They are, however, medium-sized dogs. They can be one to one and a half times the size of a Beagle.

How fast can a Pitbull Yorkie Terrier mix run?

These dogs are energetic and bold and have a very high drive for prey. They may also display aggression towards other animals.

Pet owners need to be aware of the temperament and traits of these intelligent dogs so they can train this breed accordingly and provide them with sufficient exercise. The exact speed of this breed of dog is not known.

How much does a Pitbull Yorkie Terrier mix weigh?

The exact weight of this mixed breed between the breeds Yorkies and Pit Bulls can vary depending on its parent breeds' dimensions. For example, the Pit Bull Terrier can be 35–60 lb (15.9-27.2 kg) heavy, whereas the Yorkshire Terrier can be 7 lb (3.2 kg) heavy.

They also need sufficient exercise to utilize all their energy and to ensure good health.

What are the male and female names of the species?

The males of this breed of dogs are called dogs, and the females of this breed of dogs are called bitches.

What would you call a baby Pitbull Yorkie Terrier mix?

A baby of this breed is called a puppy. This puppy is definitely one of the cutest ever.

What do they eat?

This puppy is generally fed with dog food or milk and bread. Adult dogs are known to be fed with dog food, bread, milk, eggs, carrots, and vegetables.

To ensure good health, these dogs must not be given chocolates or cheese as it is harmful, and they also need to get sufficient exercise. You must train them to stay active throughout to avoid any Pit Bull or Yorkshire-related health issues.

Are they slobbery?

This puppy is just like the other breeds of dogs. This dog breed does salivate a little when feeling too hot or anxious. However, if kept under optimum conditions and favorable situations, they don't drool much.

Would they make a good pet?

They can occasionally be stubborn, but they make amazing pets. They are extremely loyal and affectionate. They are also strong-willed. Training of this dog in its early years as a pup is highly recommended because they respond very well to training when they are a pup.

Did you know...

One of the best Yorkie mixes is the Chorkie, a Yorkshire Terrier and a Chihuahua combination. They look incredibly adorable.

Pit Bull mixes are great with children, and they are extremely loyal. They also love people and are great family dogs.

Yorkshires may get aggressive when they feel at threat or are injured. They may also get aggressive when it is bath-time or if the owners sometimes try to pick them up.

Where does the Pitbull Yorkie Terrier mixed breed come from?

This dog breed comes from the US and the UK, where its parent dog breeds are most commonly found.

Pitbull Terrier mixes can be dangerous depending on the temperament and behavior of the two parent dogs. You have to select well-behaved parents if you want the puppy to be non-aggressive.

How does the Pitbull Yorkie Terrier compare with other mixes?

The Dorkie dog (Yorkshire Terrier and Dachshund mixed breed) is much smaller than the Pit Bull Yorkshire dog breed.

The Yorkie-Poo dog, a mixed dog breed of Poodle and the Yorkshire Terrier breeds, is much furrier and more playful than the Pit Bull Yorkshire breed. The Yorkshire-Poo dog also does not need much training, and their breeding is much more natural.

The Pyrenees Pit, a mixed breed of the Pit Bull and the Great Pyrenee, are heavy and sturdy dogs with broad muzzles and a solid neck. They have a thicker coat than the Pit Bull Yorkshire breed and need more intensive training.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals from our Pitbull Corgi mix interesting facts and Pitbull poodle mix fun facts for kids pages.

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Written by Divya Raghav

Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration

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Divya RaghavBachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration

With a diverse range of experience in finance, administration, and operations, Divya is a diligent worker known for her attention to detail. Born and raised in Bangalore, she completed her Bachelor's in Commerce from Christ University and is now pursuing an MBA at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore. Along with her professional pursuits, Divya has a passion for baking, dancing, and writing content. She is also an avid animal lover who dedicates her time to volunteering for animal welfare causes.

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