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Australian Yorkshire Terrier

Australian Yorkshire Terrier

Breed Characteristics

Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Life Span:12-15 Years

Australian Yorkshire Terrier Build Information

The Australian Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog, most often weighing no more than 12 pounds, with curly fur and pointed ears. The most common coloring for its coat is black or brown, blue merle or red merle, and sometimes golden.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs
Litter Size:4 - 5 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

The Australian Yorkshire Terrier is a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and an Australian Shepherd, and is a great family dog that is loving and eager to please owners. It generally has a strong territorial instinct, which can be lessened at an early age if properly socialized.

Activity Level:Moderately Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Easy
Dominating or Submissive?:None
Energy Level:Moderately Active
Good to Other Pets:Very Friendly
Guardian Skills:No
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


The Australian Yorkshire Terrier sheds very little and requires minimal brushing and grooming to maintain its appearance.

Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Blue, Blue Merle, Gold, Light Brown
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Wiry

Australian Yorkshire Terrier Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Yorkshire terrier x Australian Shepherd mix.

Training:Moderately easy to train
Hunting Companion:No
Jolly for Jogging:No
Sighting Capabilities:No
Ideal for Tracking:No
Retrieving Skills:No
Pointing Breed:No
Herding Skills:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:No
Security Guard Capable:No
Police Performer:No
Wet Water rescues:No
Assist Disable Owners:No
Dog Sledding:No
Able to Perform Dog Carting:No