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Height: 18 - 23cm M | 18 - 23cm F
Weight: 3 - 5kg M | 3 - 5kg F
Life Expectancy: 12 - 15 Years

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Introduction

The Yorkie poo is also called Yorkipoo is a delightful designer dog breed that’s full of energy and mirth. He is very playful and loves to perform tricks to make his family smile. Extroverted and amiable, he easily garners friendship from both people and pets alike. The Yorkie poo is not yet officially recognised by the Kennel Club.The Yorkie poo is also called Yorkipoo is a delightful designer dog breed that’s full of energy and mirth. He is very playful and loves to perform tricks to make his family smile. Extroverted and amiable, he easily garners friendship from both people and pets alike. The Yorkie poo is not yet officially recognised by the Kennel Club.vvv


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Where does the Yorkie poo come from?

The Yorkie poo is also called as Yorkipoo, Yorkiedoodle or a Yo-Yopoo. He is a new designer breed that has been around for the past ten years. By crossing a Yorkshire terrier and a toy or miniature poodle, this energetic mixed breed was created. The breeders were finally able to achieve their goal of developing a low-maintenance, hypoallergenic dog.

Knowing the history of this poodle mix’s parent breeds will let us understand more about him. The Yorkshire terrier was developed around 1800s by Scottish weavers. This breed is a descendant of the Scottish terrier. Due to his small size, he was primarily used as a ratter in textile factories, where vermins are in large numbers.

In 1886, the Yorkshire terrier became officially recognised by the Kennel Club. He quickly rose to fame amongst English ladies and was greatly appreciated for being a wonderful lapdog. Meanwhile, toy and miniature poodles hailed from Germany. Both poodle breeds stemmed from the standard poodle, which is a water retrieving dog.

The standard poodle slowly transitioned from a working dog to a family companion once he was imported to France. Then, developing smaller variations of the breed quickly became a trend. This paved the way for the creation of the toy and miniature poodles. Get your very own Yorkie poo in our For Sale and Rehoming page.


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Appearance

What is a Yorkie poo?

The Yorkie poo is a small designer dog breed that weighs around 3–5 kg and stands approximately 18–23 cm. He has a slim and muscular body. The length of his back is closely proportional to the height at the withers. He has a slender head and black eyes. His muzzle gently tapers at the end.

This poodle mix may inherit either the coat of the Yorkshire terrier or poodle. The Yorkiedoodle's coat can range from straight to curled and commonly with a light and silky texture. His coat colours come in apricot, black, cream, red, sable, and white. He also sports various patterns, patches, and coloured ‘points.’

Grooming

Do Yorkie poo dogs shed?

The Yorkie poo dog is a low-shedding designer breed. Unlike seasonal shedding dogs, he doesn't go through a phase of extreme shedding each year. Note that Yorkiedoodles that inherited the terrier gene are bound to shed a little bit more than those with the poodle gene.

Yorkie poo puppies with wavy hair may shed more than those that have tight and curly hair. Despite the difference between the two coats, the amount of shedding is nearly the same.

How to care for a Yorkie poo?

Brush the Yorkie poo at least two to three times a week to get rid of dirt, debris, and dead or loose hair. It also prevents his coat from getting tangled and matted. Bathe him only when he becomes too dirty or smelly. Frequent washing is discouraged as it can dry out and damage his skin.

Clean his ears weekly to prevent ear infections. Nail trimming should be done every four or six weeks. Daily tooth brushing is recommended to keep dental problems at bay.


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Temperament

Are Yorkie poos good pets?

The Yorkie poo is known for being enthusiastic and confident. From committing hilarious antics to performing wonderful tricks, he doesn’t miss a beat in making his family's lives bright and lively.

He is a great match for families with children and pets. Because of his playful and energetic nature, he makes a great playmate for them. However, interactions should always be supervised to prevent accidents.

Whilst the Yorkie poo is a friendly dog, mishandling and rough treatment during playtime may cause him to react aggressively. With that said, children, especially younger ones, must learn the importance of gentle and proper handling.

Meanwhile, other pets should be slowly and properly introduced to the Yorkie poo for them to get along well. It may take some time for both to be well-adjusted with each other’s presence. By following the whole process of introduction consistently, you will be able to help them to successfully become furry friends.

When it comes to protecting his family from possible threats, the Yorkie poo is up for the task. Whilst he may be a small and approachable hybrid dog, he is devoted and loyal to his human companion. If he senses a threat, he will deter it and alert his owner by barking. This makes him a decent watchdog.

However, for him to be prepared for this role, early socialisation is vital. Exposing him to various sounds, people, pets, scents, and the environment will help him grow into an assertive and confident dog. This will give him the ability to accurately identify who poses as a threat from those who aren't.

Can Yorkie poos be left alone?

The Yorkie poo dog is sociable and enjoys the company of his human. If left alone for too long, he will become lonely, bored, and depressed. Some may even develop separation anxiety or destructive behaviour, such as incessant barking and destroying furniture. If you want a Yorkie poo as a family companion, consider having someone to look after him throughout the day.

Intelligence

Are Yorkie poos easy to train?

Inheriting the high intelligence of both the Yorkshire terrier and poodle, the Yorkie poo is smart and easy to train. On the downside, he can be quite stubborn especially if the training session becomes too dull and repetitive. To keep his focus, make sure to be firm and consistent when training. Keeping training sessions short but engaging will also help in enticing him to participate more.

Never resort to punishment methods or harsh treatment when training. This will only lead the Yorkidoodle to resent and lose his trust in you. Encourage him to do his best by incorporating positive reinforcement. Be sure to reward his efforts by offering him treats, giving him praise, or play an enjoyable dog game.


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Nutrition

What should a Yorkie poo eat?

A Yorkie poo dog needs to eat high-quality dog food. If you want to narrow down your choices, consulting the vet would help. He/she will be able to provide a list of premium-quality dog food that fits your Yorkidoodle's age, breed, size, and energy levels.

Stay away from commercial dog food as it is low in nutritional content. Moreover, additives and preservatives are often found in this type of dog food. Do not forget to provide fresh water for your dog every day to prevent dehydration.

Feeding

How much do you feed a Yorkie poo?

The recommended daily food serving for Yorkie poo puppy is approximately ¼–½ cup of dog food. It should be divided into three to four smaller portions for easier digestion. Once he turns into a full-grown Yorkidoodle, feed him with at least ½–¾ cups of food each day. Split it into two smaller meals to prevent overeating.


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Health

How long does a Yorkie poo live?

A Yorkie poo has an average lifespan of twelve to fifteen years when properly looked after. Others may even live for more than fifteen years. There are many ways to help prolong your dog's life with you. This includes providing him with healthy, well-balanced meals, a stress-free home environment, appropriate amounts of exercise, and proper grooming.

What are the health issues found in a Yorkie poo?

Breeders also created the Yorkie poo to have a healthier designer breed coming from the Yorkshire terrier and poodle. Whilst he is relatively a healthy breed, he is still susceptible to several health problems, including:

  • Epilepsy
  • Patellar luxation
  • Portosystemic shunt (PSS)
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Atopic dermatitis

The best way to prevent your Yorkie poo from developing these diseases is by ensuring that he undergoes necessary health checks for his breed. Regularly visiting the vet is another effective precautionary measure that you need to take. It allows the vet to keep track of the Yorkie poo’s health and give you helpful advice in keeping your dog in tip-top shape.

Exercise

How much exercise does a Yorkie poo need?

The Yorkie poo has minimal exercise needs. Around twenty to thirty minutes of daily exercise or playtime is enough to tire him out. Walking, playing Frisbee, or allowing him to run around in the backyard if you have one, are simple ways to expend his energy. Just remember to ensure that the fences on the yard are secure and safe before you let him go off-lead.


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How much is a Yorkie poo?

A healthy and well-bred Yorkie poo puppy will cost you about £800 to over £1, 000. You may need to spend approximately £228–£336 for his food annually. Budget about £200–£400 for his basic supplies, which include a dog bed, crate, and toys.

Fees per vet check-up session is about £60, whilst the first shots of the vaccine are at least £100. For annual boosters, prepare around £50 as payment. Acquiring pet insurance will require you to pay £20–£30 a month.


Yorkie poo Breed Highlights

  • The Yorkie poo is a small dog that is full of love for his family.
  • He is a low-shedding and low-maintenance dog.
  • He makes a good companion for families with children and pets, provided that he is properly socialised.
  • He is a highly intelligent dog that takes well to firm and consistent training with positive reinforcement.
  • He only requires minimal exercise.

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Yorkie Poo Breed Fun Fact

Since he is a low-maintenance dog breed with an even temperament, the Yorkie poo is a good companion for seniors as well. 

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The information, including measurements, prices and other estimates, on this page is provided for general reference purposes only.

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