Yorkie Beagle

20-25 lbs
12-15"
United States
Yorkshire Terrier
Beagle
Borkie
The Yorkie Beagle's name says it all; the combination of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Beagle, the Yorkie Beagle, also commonly referred to as a Borkie, displays many physical and personality traits that are endemic to both of its parents; Borkies posses a similar coat that resembles the Yorkshire Terrier's but their general frame and musculature is more in line with the Beagle's. Both of the Borkie's parents were born and bred hunters and those traits reflect in the Yorkie Beagle's more energetic and bubbly demeanor. Yorkie Beagles are family oriented dogs with oodles of love and energy to spare.
Purpose
Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin
1990s
Ancestry
Yorkshire Terrier, Beagle

Yorkie Beagle Health

Average Size
Male Yorkie Beagle size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Female Yorkie Beagle size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye Problems
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Beagle Dwarfism
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Collapsed Trachea
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypoglycemia
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Yorkie Beagle Breed History

Yorkie Beagles are designer dogs that were bred into being only a few short decades ago, during the 1990's. They were bred to try and capture the most desirable traits from the Yorkshire Terrier and the Beagle, both of whom were specifically bred to hunt. While the Borkie isn't a renowned hunter like either of its parents, it has inherited quite a few traits from both of them that are heavily reflected in the Yorkie Beagle's mindset, mannerisms, and looks. The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie for short, was bred back in the 1800's to hunt down rats and other types of vermin. The Borkie retained that hunting instinct to a degree, and will also give chase to smaller creatures from time to time. Beagles are much older breeds, on the other hand, and those pups were bred to help old English hunters track down birds and other game. Borkie's possess a similar zeal to a Beagle's and are similarly inclined to stick by their master's sides as steadfast companions. Yorkie Beagles are relative unknowns in the animal; just like many other designer breeds, their histories are still in the making, so to speak. But the relatively few people who have had the pleasure of owning a Borkie can attest to the breed's great capacity for love, care, and companionship. Borkies may not be well known hunting dogs like either of their parents, but they are starting to gain traction as great family pets.

Yorkie Beagle Breed Appearance

These cute and lovable pups have very defined and recognizable physical features, such as their round faces and their longer, silky smooth coats give them a pristine and wholesome appearance. Borkies tend to extract more of their physical traits from one parent over the other, like the floppy ears of the Beagle or the fluffy appearance of the Yorkie. Borkie's have small, rice like teeth and button-esque brown eyes. They have shiny black noses and tend to have predominantly brown coats, though said coats  may have streaks of black, grey, or white. Borkies tend to be medium sized pups but they can also come in a more compact and smaller size as well. The Yorkie Beagle's appearance is very comforting and non-threatening overall, so kids and other dogs often find themselves drawn to the Borkie's magnetically cute mein.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Yorkie Beagle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Yorkie Beagle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
pied Yorkie Beagle coat
Pied
gray Yorkie Beagle coat
Gray
black Yorkie Beagle coat
Black
brown Yorkie Beagle coat
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Yorkie Beagle curly coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Yorkie Beagle Breed Maintenance

Designer bred hybrid dogs can tend to borrow more traits from one parent than the other and Borkies are no exception to that general rule of thumb. If a Borkie shares more traits with their Yorkshire Terrier parents, then they may be hypoallergenic and will shed occasionally. But should the Borkie favor the Beagle, they'll shed more often and won't possess any potential for hypoallergenic traits. Borkies need to be groomed multiple times throughout the week and will need to be taken to a professional groomer on a regular and consistent basis. Their nails will need to trimmed trimmed as well, for the Borkie and the owner's comfort, so be certain to make plans in order to meet this pup's pedicuring needs.
Brushes for Yorkie Beagle
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Yorkie Beagle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Yorkie Beagle Temperament

Borkies are well mannered breeds and have a lot of personality traits that make them ideal family dogs; they're very patient and compassionate beings who are great with kids and other pups. Borkies are playful and fairly intelligent dogs who place a particularly strong emphasis on family and the relationship they share with their owners. Borkies will try to stay by your side and stick around you constantly though, as they're very social creatures who have a tendency to panic if left alone for prolonged periods of time. These dogs are full of compassion and affection but they also need to feel safe and looked out for on a consistent basis.  In turn, Borkies won't cause too much mayhem and will be very even-tempered on the whole.

Yorkie Beagle Activity Requirements

Due to being smaller sized dogs, Borkies don't required a massive amount of exercise time and a lot of their exercise time can  come from playing indoors. A good 45 minute walk is usually enough to keep a Borkie limber and lean, as these dogs are what most would consider to be medium activity breeds, so be sure not to over exert your Borkie by taking it for too intensive of a workout. Borkie's are plenty playful and may inherit the Beagle's keen sense of smell, prompting them to give chase to various scents and smells, but overall the Borkie's energy levels fit well within the bounds of a breed of its stature.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Yorkie Beagle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $1.50
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Yorkie Beagle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Yorkie Beagle size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Female Yorkie Beagle size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 9 lbs
12 Months
Male Yorkie Beagle size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Yorkie Beagle size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 16 lbs
18 Months
Male Yorkie Beagle size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 20 lbs
Female Yorkie Beagle size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 20 lbs

Yorkie Beagle Owner Experiences

Zanola
10 Months
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
It's been an experience. She is a very loving dog and playful. She is always by my side when I'm home no matter where I go. She has a very bubbly personality
5 months ago
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