Yorwich

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6-8 lbs
9-10"
Unknown
Yorkshire Terrier
Norwich Terrier

The Yorwich is a small, shaggy dog that resulted from crossing a Yorkshire Terrier and a Norwich Terrier. This hybrid's weight ranges between 6 and 8 pounds, and they stand from 9 to 10 inches tall. Their fur is straight and of medium length, and their hair is brown, tan, black, or a combination of these colors. These dogs are great with children and other animals; they are always looking for friends to play with. Yorwichs are affectionate, courageous, and energetic. They adapt well to apartment living, but don’t do so well in cold climates. 

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Yorkshire Terrier, Norwich Terrier

Yorwich Health

Average Size
Male Yorwich size stats
Height: 9-10 inches Weight: 6-8 lbs
Female Yorwich size stats
Height: 9-10 inches Weight: 6-8 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Teeth Issues
  • Eye Infections
  • Collapsed Trachea
Minor Concerns
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Reverse Sneezing
  • Portosystemic Shunts
  • Elongated Soft Palate
Occasional Tests
  • Dental Examination
  • Blood Count
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Eye and Ear Examination

Yorwich Breed History

The Yorwich originated from crossbreeding a Yorkshire Terrier with a Norwich Terrier. Like most hybrid dogs, their place and date of origin is not known. The Norwich Terrier is one of the oldest breeds. It originated in England and it is related to the Norfolk Terrier. Several breeds, like the Irish Terrier, took their role in this breed’s development. In the late 1800s, a breed called the “Trumpington Terrier” was created, by crossing a Cantab Terrier with a brindle hybrid. These Trumpington Terriers were crossed with Glen of Imaal Terriers, giving origin to the Norwich Terrier, which was known as the Jones Terrier. These dogs were used for hunting vermin, and when the breed arrived in the United States, people started to use them to flush foxes from their dens. The Norwich Terrier became increasingly popular in the United States and many hunters started to import these dogs for foxhunting. The Norwich Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1979. On the other hand, the Yorkshire Terrier comes from the Clydesdale or Paisley Terrier, a breed that was brought to Yorkshire by Scottish workers. These dogs, bigger than the Yorkshire, were used to get rid of rats in the mills. The Clydesdales were crossed with other Terriers, like the English Black and the Skye Terrier. It is possible that the Waterside Terrier, a small, gray-coated dog, was also a part of the Yorkshire Terrier’s development. The Yorkshire or Yorkie, was at first, known as “broken-haired Scotch Terrier.” In 1870, the breed was named the “Yorkshire Terrier”, after the county they were developed in. The Yorkshire Terrier was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. 

Yorwich Breed Appearance

The Yorwich is a toy hybrid dog that stands between 9 to 10 inches tall and weighs from 6 to 8 pounds. He has a compact, medium length body, narrow legs, and small feet. His head is slightly rounded, with a tapered muzzle, black lined lips, and a small, pointy black nose. His eyes are rounded, black rimmed, and sweet looking. He has erect and pointy ears. His coat is straight, medium-length and it can be wiry or silky, depending on what parent he takes more after. His hair color can be tan, brown, black or a combination of these. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Yorwich eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Yorwich nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Yorwich coat
Fawn
brown Yorwich coat
Brown
black Yorwich coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Yorwich straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Yorwich Breed Maintenance

The Yorwich is a hypoallergenic dog that doesn’t shed much, making them great dogs for people with allergies. He has a medium-length straight coat that can be brushed weekly with a slicker brush. You might need to trim his hair around the eyes, ears, and paws to avoid any infection. Clean his ears weekly, using cotton and an ear cleaning liquid. Also, since this hybrid is prone to dental issues, brushing his teeth daily is recommended. They do not get smelly often, so bathing him once a month will keep him clean and with a healthy skin. Additionally, clip his nails once or twice a month, depending on how much he has worn them out.

Brushes for Yorwich
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Yorwich requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Yorwich Temperament

The Yorwich is an affectionate, playful, and friendly dog. He is loyal, eager to please, and rather intelligent. Therefore, he will be easy to train, but it might take some time for him to get used to the routine. These dogs get along very well with children, as they are very playful and gentle; he will be really excited to play with your kids. He is okay with being left alone, but give him toys so that he is well entertained when you are gone, this way he won’t chew your belongings or display other destructive behaviors. The Yorwich loves snuggling, running, and playing, and he may also have a taste for hunting. This hybrid dog is generally assertive, but rarely confrontational. 

Yorwich Activity Requirements

The Yorwich doesn’t require much activity. He is an active dog who will enjoy going for a walk, partaking in playtime in the house, or going to a park to run leash-free. A short 15 to 20 minute walk will keep him happy and in shape. Dedicate time to play with him; he will be thrilled to play a fetching or tugging game. These dogs adapt well to apartment living, but it is recommended to take him out every day for a walk or to a park to keep him at his happiest. It is important to take into account that the Yorwich doesn’t do well in cold climates; he prefers warm weather. When the temperatures are cold, make sure that he has a jacket or warm sweater on and limit his time in the elements.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Yorwich Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00

Yorwich Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Yorwich size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 5 lbs
Female Yorwich size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 5 lbs
12 Months
Male Yorwich size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Yorwich size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 7 lbs
18 Months
Male Yorwich size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Yorwich size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 7 lbs

Yorwich Owner Experiences

Manny
4 Years
4 People
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My fiance and I adopted Manny in October. He is very attached to his owners. We strip his fur every 2 months and walk him daily. We enjoy camping with him but he doesn't like Winters in Alaska. He is very cuddly but when it's play time he is all business.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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