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Last Updated on September 20, 2021 by Jackie Castle
Yorkipoo, Yorkiepoo, or Yorkie Poo Puppies are all names for the same designer dog. The mix between a toy Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier. If you thought the Yorkie or the Poodle were cute, wait till you see their mix. You’ll be like Agnes from Despicable Me screaming “It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!”. Yes, that’s how cute they are.
But, these dogs aren’t only popular for their looks. They also have a lot to offer. They are smart and loving. To be honest, there’s no dog like them. They are one of a kind.
And, it’s not surprising, both the parent breeds are amazing dogs. So, you can be sure that the Yorkipoo inherited their great traits.
Yorkie Poo Puppies – What to know
You know how it is with designer dogs. We don’t know which traits they will inherit from which parent breed. They can be more like their Poodle parent or their Yorkie parent. Also, personality depends a lot on how you raise your dog.
But, we can give you a general picture how your Yorkipoo puppy will be like.
Before we start, let us introduce you to other Poodle mixes:
- Great Dane Poodle Mix: The Great Danoodle
- Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle Mix
- Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mix
- Dachshund Poodle Mix: What To Know
- Rottweiler Poodle Mix: What You Have To Know
What they look like
The Yorkipoo is a tiny dog. They are only between 7 and 15 inches tall and weigh just 5 to 15 pounds! Their coat can be wiry and curly and can be many different colors:
Usually, they are never just one color, they will be a combination of two or three colors. What’s great about them is that they are hypoallergenic dogs and super easy to groom. Yorkies have a silky and very soft coat, while the Poodle has curly fur that doesn’t cause allergic reactions in humans. So, you can be sure that the Yorkie-poo probably won’t cause you to sneeze and sniffle.
The snout of this mixed breed is long and tapered like their Poodle parents’. But it can also be short and pert like their Yorkie parents’. There can be differences in their ears too. Some will have little poofs as ears, others will have perky ears.
But, either way, you’re getting a little fluff ball as a pet.
What they’re like
Yorkipoos are small, but they have a big personalities. They are truly a charismatic breed that will surprise you with their nature. Yorkie Poo puppies are loving and curious. But they are also smart and intelligent. So, there won’t be a dull moment with them. But, they are not always that nice. Sometimes they can be a bit bossy and scrappy. They will really let you know they’re in the room and demand attention. They really know how to get their way, especially when they want to play.
That’s why it’s important to socialize them when they are still puppies. And also don’t forget behavior training. It’s very important to train them properly, otherwise, they will get out of control. The good thing is that they are easy to train, you just have to be a bit firm and show them that you’re the boss, and not them. Also, keep in mind that dogs learn the best with positive reinforcement. So, don’t punish your Yorkipoo when they don’t learn something immediately or they do something wrong.
Both its parent breeds, the Yorkie and the Poodle are active dogs, they are full of energy. So, walks around the park and different games like fetch will make them happy. But don’t forget about mental stimulation either.
Yorkie Poo puppies have one annoying trait. They love to bark! At times they will be telling you something important. Like when someone is at your door. They are small, but they are alert and protective of their family. They won’t be able to protect you from an intruder, but they will let you know someone is on your property.
But the thing is, many times they will just bark without a real reason. So, socialization is important.
Lastly, we’re going to talk about their health.
The lifespan of a Yorkipoo is up to 15 years. So, they live very long lives. But, you should still take good care of them and make sure they are healthy. Because Yorkie Poo puppies are a mixed breed, they are usually healthier than their parent breeds. To know what health problems this mixed breed can have we have to look at its parents.
For example, the Yorkie has eight very common health issues & diseases
- Liver shunt
- Retinal dysplasia
- Periodontal disease
- Luxating patella
- Collapsed trachea
- Legg-Perthes disease
The Poodle on the other hand can be susceptible to the following health issues:
- Dilated cardiomyopathy (a life-threatening heart condition)
- Skin Tumors
- Tracheal Collapse
- Cushing’s Disease
- Bladder Stones
Besides that, small breed dogs are prone to dental disease. So, you will have to regularly clean your dog’s teeth at home and make sure you take them for annual vet checkups.
Find out more about canine dental care:
- How to clean dog teeth without brushing?
- Dog Broken Tooth — Fractured Teeth
- How To Brush Dog’s Teeth: Step-By-Step Guide
- Golden Retriever’s Puppy’s Teeth and Tooth Care
To keep their coat shiny and skin healthy you will have to brush them two or three times a week. You don’t have to brush them for too long, a quick brush will be enough. It’s just important that you do it regularly so their coat doesn’t get mated.
Of course, it would be best if you had a daily grooming routine, but if you’re too busy brushing them two or three times a week will be enough too.
Yorkie Poo Puppies are great dogs. They will fit in with every family and in every home. No matter if they end up with a big family in a big home, or with just one person in a tiny apartment. They will adjust! It’s just important that you take them out enough so they can get rid of all the excess energy they have.
When it comes to their price, we can’t really give you an answer. It all depends on the color of the puppies and the area you live in. Who you’re buying from also plays a big role in determining the price of them. For example, a reputable breeder might ask for more money.
But, one thing is sure. You won’t regret buying this designer dog. And if you’re not a fan of designer breeds, then you can check your local shelter or Rescue. You might find Yorkie Poo Puppies waiting for you.