American Eskimo Dog / Yorkshire Terrier Mix

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Other name(s): Yorkimo

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes. 

The first generation Yorkimo is a cross between a pure American Eskimo Dog and a pure Yorkshire Terrier, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. Despite having a designer name, this mix is uncommon, although you may occasionally find it in a rescue.

Appearance / health:
All mixed-breed dogs are individuals, and it's a matter of chance whether any given individual looks more like the Yorkie, more like the Esky, or more like a blend.

 Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, at least one owner has reported that their Yorkimo had a dominant, Spitz-dog type personality. Be prepared to socialize and train your mix even if it doesn't have the exact personality traits you expected. Reward-based trick training could help you bond.