The Yorkie poo dog is a designer breed, developed by crossing the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. A fluffy, soft silky coat covers the dog. The face is round with a pair of button-like eyes and a short muzzle. The floppy ears add more delight to its cuteness quotient.
It is a fun loving dog who is always eager to please its owner. The dog loves to perform tricks and show off to the visitors. Yorkie poo dog remains happy in his own skin and does not get overly snappy or aggressive. It can prove to be an excellent companion dog.
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|Other names||Yorkipoo, Yorkie-poo, Yorkapoo, Yoodle, Yorkiedoodle|
|Coat||Long, smooth, semi-curly|
|Colors||White, apricot, black, tan, black and tan, tricolor|
|Type||Toy dog, designer dog, Companion dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan||10 to 15 years|
|Height (size)||Small to Medium; 7 to 15 inches|
|Litter size||3-5 puppies|
|Temperament||Friendly, social, cheerful, loyal|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with other Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
Temperament and Behavior
It is an intelligent breed and loves the companionship of humans. The Yorkie poo dog is very much inclined to approach people and likes to be held by them. The dog is highly energetic and remains active most of the time. They are good with children, mainly with the grownup kids. Their hyperactive nature might not make them safe for small kids and toddlers.
These dogs love to participate in the family activities which makes them a great family pet. They can do well in apartment life as they can adept at any situation or living condition. The Yorkiepoos are curious in nature and always like to search for new things around. They are incredibly social and good with strangers too.
These dogs frequently bark which qualifies them to be a good watchdog. They might shout or tend to destroy things by feeling bored, or the owner leaves the dog alone for a long time.
The Yorkie poo dog is a very active breed and doesn’t need much of an exercise. A brisk daily walk around the block is sufficient to keep the dogs hale and hearty. It shall be great to let the dog play in a fenced yard. They will happily chase a ball or play with a toy like a maniac. Minimum exercise requirement and adaptability to any situation is what makes these dogs more popular.
The grooming requirement of the dog depends on the type of coat it has. The curlier coat needs more amount of grooming. The dog requires regular too everyday brushing. Frequent brushing of the dog shall prevent the formation of mats. Trim the too curly coat in every one or two months which is similar to its poodle parent. Check the ears for any sign of infection. Brush the teeth to avoid the building of tartar. Clip the nails only when required.
It is a newly developed breed and is mostly affected by problems which are common in Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles. It mainly includes ailments like progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, retinal detachment, dry eye, corneal dystrophy, keratitis, hypoglycemia, and endocardiosis.
The Yorkie poo dogs are always eager to please their owners which makes them easily trainable. Use positive reinforcement methods for training this dog. Start early and socialize the dog from the age of puppy for its mental and physical development. Ask your friends and relatives to frequently come to your house to get them acquainted with the dog. Emphasize on obedience training for this little barking dog.
Teach them dog mannerisms and make them obey your command to restrain them from barking unnecessarily. Utter loudly ‘STOP’ to restrict the dog from barking unwantedly. You can teach them to learn other basic commands and few parlor tricks like crawl, play dead and dance. These dogs are great entertainers and will surely give you a good laugh.
The Yorkie poo dogs are quite choosy about their food. Give the dog high quality, dry kibbles and mix some canned food for luring the dog to eat it. Choose dry food over wet food for this feeding this dog. Without dry food, this breed may potentially develop problems like bad breath, gum disease, and tooth loss.
Yorkie poo dogs are incredibly fragile, and they can die on being squeezed or hugged too tightly. A short fall or anyone tripping on the dog might cause injury or even death of the dog.
A Teacup Yorkie Poo is a unique cross developed by crossing Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy Poodle. A fully adult dog of this breed almost retains the size of its puppy age.
Many breeders are breeding the Yorkshire Terrier with the Miniature size Poodles and the Toy Poodles. It is resulting in wide variation in the weight and size of the Yorkie-Poo.