People love the Yorkipoo. It’s become one of the biggest designer breeds around. While these dogs are adorable, however, be careful. Backyard and unethical breeders will often breed dogs like the Yorkipoo for a quick profit. This is bad, because they simply won’t health test the dogs or socialize them well. People are drawn in by cheaper prices, only to support a bad business that will create more unhappy pups. Not to mention the vet and training bills that may face you down the line!
If you do find a Yorkipoo, however, they’re adorable. The Yorkshire Poodle is bred with the Miniature or Toy Poodle to create a dog that doesn’t shed very much at all, making them absolutely perfect for those who might suffer from allergies. They do, however, need some grooming maintenance!
Yorkipoo – A Lower Energy Dog
These dogs are playful but due to their small size, their energy needs aren’t very high. You still have to exercise your dogs, but they’re not exactly the ideal hiking companion! One walk a day should do, and a backyard to play in always helps. They can be a little clingy, so working on preventing separation anxiety is highly important with these pups. Teach them how to be alone for short periods of time and if you’re going to be gone for a while, consider hiring a midday dog walker or using a doggy daycare.
They are pretty vocal little watchdogs, which is something to bear in mind if you’re noise-sensitive or have neighbors close to your home (like in an apartment building or townhouse). While you can (and should) train a “quiet” verbal cue, they are natural barkers and it’d be unrealistic to expect them to be silent all the time.
Once you do get to know the breed you will quickly fall in love with them.