6-8 lbs
Yorkshire Terrier

Beauty, grace, and a whole lot of cuteness, the Yorkillon is a pup you’ll want to keep by your side for a long time! She’s got style, class, and a whole lot of sass, but you’ll let her get away with it because of her cute face. The Yorkillon is a people pleaser, so she’ll always be at your side to keep you company. Known as the “dwarf spaniel,” this little pocket of personality will have you and your children laughing, awe-ing, and loving for years!

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Papillon and Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkillon Health

Average Size
Male Yorkillon size stats
Height: 8-10 inches Weight: 7-9 lbs
Female Yorkillon size stats
Height: 8-10 inches Weight: 6-8 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Portacaval Shunt
  • Deafness
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Collapsed Trachea
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Follicular Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Heart
  • Liver Ultrasound
  • X-Rays
  • Endoscopy
  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Hip and Knee
  • DNA

Yorkillon Breed History

The history of the Yorkillon is mostly unknown; however, a lot can be determined from the dogs who parented it: the Yorkshire Terrier and Papillon. Papillons earned their names from the French word for butterfly, and have spent many years embodying that title. A personal favorite of Kings and countrymen alike, this little dog has confidence and sometimes high-strung attitude of a victor – she’s a popular pooch and she knows it! Originally bred to hunt small rodents, over time the Papillon became better known as a family companion dog. Today, you can find Papillons in homes around the world and in the show ring as she struts her stuff on the blue carpet. Energetic, lively, and sometimes a little bit stubborn, the Papillon – whose direct ancestors are the spaniels – is an incredibly loyal dog. The Yorkshire Terrier, much like the Papillon, was also bread to catch small game. Again, this particular breed has since become much better known as a family dog due to its significant decrease in size over time. The Yorkie is renowned for being spunky, loving, and just a little bit feisty, but her cute face and expressive attitude make her a charming center-of-attention. Over the years, the Yorkshire Terrier has become a dog well-suited for companionship and comfort. Her modern, small stature makes it easy to tote her around and she thrives in smaller spaces. It’s no wonder she has become the number one most popular toy breed in America. Given the popularity of its parentage, the Yorkillon is as cute as she is intelligent. While she may be a bit conceited at times, her people-pleasing attitude and warm, friendly nature make her perfectly suited for cuddles and playful romps! 

Yorkillon Breed Appearance

This little girl has the spirit and attitude of a champion, and the silky fur coat and delicate paws to go with it. Her long hair can come in a variety of colors from black to fawn to sable, so it isn’t unusual to have a litter that contains a diversity of coat colors and patterns. The Yorkillon’s small head appears almost identical to the Yorkshire Terrier’s, though the hair around her face is slightly longer. Her ears point straight up when at attention, and she has small, dark eyes set beneath a pair of rather billowy eyebrows. Her tail can appear straight or with a slight loop at the end, which only adds charm to this already adorable little lady!

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Yorkillon eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Yorkillon nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Yorkillon coat
blue Yorkillon coat
silver Yorkillon coat
white Yorkillon coat
fawn Yorkillon coat
red Yorkillon coat
brown Yorkillon coat
sable Yorkillon coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Yorkillon straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Yorkillon Breed Maintenance

The Yorkillon might be pretty demanding for your attention, but when it comes to caring for her, she’s not all that high maintenance. She is not hypoallergenic, and with seasonal shedding she will need to be brushed at least once per day in order to keep her long fur healthy, shiny, and free of knots. A pin brush is all you will need to keep her fur sleek and pretty. Bathe and shampoo your Yorkillon once a month or as needed for your pretty pooch, but keep in mind that over-washing your pet can strip away essential oils and cause their skin to become dry and itchy. Check your Yorkillon’s ears at least once a week to ensure they are not infected or becoming overgrown with hair. Due to the length and abundance of her fur, it is common for yeast build-up to occur in the ear canal, causing irritation and infection. If you notice unusual redness, or if your dog is itching her head or ears profusely, notify a veterinarian right away.   

Brushes for Yorkillon
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Yorkillon requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Yorkillon Temperament

No dog proves they are man’s best friend quite like the Yorkillon – she is indeed man’s best friend and most fashionable companion. The Yorkillon is famous for her beauty as well as her people skills. She is always loyal to her humans, whether you are single or a family with children. Her friendliness also extends to other pets. A charismatic socialite, she gets along with just about everyone! Young or old, this happy little lady will enjoy spending time with you. She’s quite the attention hog, so if you don’t have a lot of time to spend doting on her, the Yorkillon might not be the best choice for you. She can be quite stubborn but she’s easy to train due to her love of praise and desire to please you. Try to keep from raising your voice or scolding her because it can make her quite nervous; instead, try rewarding her for her good behavior! 

Yorkillon Activity Requirements

The Yorkillon can be playful and energetic or quiet and laid-back depending on her mood. Because of her versatile nature, she is perfect for just about any living environment. Whether it’s an apartment, condo, or house, the Yorkillon will thrive as long as she’s with you. She is an indoor dog, so she should never be outside for too long, particularly in extremely hot or cold weather. If the weather is severe, only let your pretty pooch out under strict supervision and make sure she always has access to plenty of water to stay hydrated and a warm place to lay down when she comes back inside. She will love a good walk so that she and meet and greet the neighbors - she'll never turn down the opportunity.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Yorkillon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$22.50 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Yorkillon Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Yorkillon size stats at six months
Height: 4.0 inches Weight: 5.0 lbs
Female Yorkillon size stats at six months
Height: 4.0 inches Weight: 4.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Yorkillon size stats at 12 months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 6.0 lbs
Female Yorkillon size stats at 12 months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 5.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Yorkillon size stats at 18 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 8.0 lbs
Female Yorkillon size stats at 18 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs

Yorkillon Owner Experiences

6 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Playing I /outside. Fetch. Etc
I’m having trouble with her going potty on her potty pads. I live inFairbanks AK and got her in January. We couldn’t potty train outside because it was -30 below 0. It just recently started warming up enough to melt some of the snow. She knows how and where to go in the house on the potty pads but she won’t unless we’re watching her. My old big dog who passed last August never went inside unless I was at work over an 18 hour day or she was sick. Finnley goes all day all the time never on her pad always on my couch etc. and won’t go outside. How can I get her to go where she’s supposed to go. I’m tired of always stepping in her messes. Thank you
5 years, 9 months ago
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