The Yorkiepoo was developed by crossing a Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle (most often, a miniature or toy poodle). A remarkable characteristic of this dog is that, none of the two specimens look alike, not even the litter-mates.
Their looks and temperament widely depend on which of the genes from its parents are ruling within. These dogs are covered with soft, silky coat and have a round face studded with two button eyes and a small black muzzle. Their floppy ears also add to the beauty and ‘cuteness’ of their face. These designer dogs make great companions as well.
|Also known as||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; 7-15 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|
Yorkiepoo love humans and their company. This little dog is much willing to approach people and be held by them. They are highly energetic and are in motion most of the times. They are good with children, specially grown up kids. Toddlers might not be safe with them because of their highly active nature.
They love taking part in family activities and make a great family pet and apartment dog. They can adapt themselves to almost any situation or living. They are curious and would search for new things around. They are extremely sociable and are good to strangers too.
Yorkiepoos are frequent barkers, making them good watchdogs. They also tend to shout and are prone to destroy things especially when they are bored or are left alone for long periods of time.
Other possible general dog health issues can be dysplasia, epilepsy, hypoglycemia (particularly for puppies), musculoskeletal problems, and eye problems such as distichia and cataracts.
Those that are underweight or less than 3 pounds might be prone to vomiting, tracheal collapse, diarrhea, anesthesia sensitivity, and frequent injuries.
Teach your puppy to socialize while it is still very young. Mental stimulation and social interaction are important for your pup to keep them mentally and physically fit. Ask friends and relatives to visit your house often and get them acquainted with your little one. Your dog loves activities like tricks, dog agility, etc. Obedience training is important for these little barkers. Hence, train them in dog etiquette so that they would listen to your command to refrain from barking when you say ‘stop’. Also, set your own rules to resolve pack leader issues. You can also approach the puppy kindergarten classes.
These dogs are picky eaters. In order to lure your finicky Yorkiepoo to eat, you can mix and match tasty doggie foods and try to be creative and experimental about what your little one would love to eat.
If you opt for dry kibbles, be sure you choose the type that is meant for the dogs of their size and energy level. In fact, dry food is better for this breed over raw or cooked foods because, with everyday wet food, these dogs have a great potential in developing bad breath, gum disease, and tooth loss.