Yorkipoo – The Complete Guide
Did you know that a Yorkipoo is a Yorkshire Terrier Poddle mix? This hybrid is a popular dog breed as they’re pretty versatile. Their small size means that they can live just about anywhere. However, these small pups have big personalities.
Let’s take a closer look at this adorable mixed breed.
This Yorkipoo is another teddy bear dog breed. They’re small and fluffy, although their coat will depend on the genetics of their parents. The coat they inherit can come in a few varieties. They can have straight, wavy, or curly hair in different colors such as white, sable, cream, apricot, silver, tan, black, chocolate, or gray. This is Niko
Since Yorkshire Terriers are a small dog breed, chances are the Poodle they’re mixed with is a toy or miniature size. This means your Yorkipoo will grow to be about seven to 12 inches tall and weigh between three and 14 pounds.
Earlier, we mentioned that this pooch is small but has a big personality. This doggo is not nervous or shy, and they can often have a mind of their own. They’re curious and independent, although they will enjoy being around their favorite humans. Yorkipoos are cuddly and will enjoy being a lap dog, lounging on the couch with you after a long day.
Despite their size, this doggo will surely enjoy going on adventures and outings with you. They enjoy jumping and swimming. So, even though they’d be great for apartment living, they will surely enjoy a fenced-in backyard all the same.
Yorkipoos will make a great companion dog for any family, whether they have young children, singles, couples, or the elderly. They can adapt well to any living situation. In addition, they’ll get along well with other pets and can make a great therapy dog.
The Yorkipoo can bark relentlessly at times, but not in an aggressive way. Unfortunately, they sometimes get too excited and can’t control themselves, but this can be curbed with training.
Training is easy since this pooch is eager to please and smart. They will, however, want training to act as a game. So make it fun for them and give them a lot of positive reinforcement, and training will especially be a breeze for both of you.
Caring for your Yorkipoo
Being a small pup, the Yorkipoo’s average lifespan is about ten to 15 years. However, with proper exercise and a healthy diet, your doggo can live a long, happy, and healthy life.
Luckily, Yorkipoos are hypoallergenic. This is because their parent breeds have low dander and are low-shedders. So, the hybrid takes after both. This also means that the grooming needs of this pooch are minimal. However, they can have silky or curly fur that will need to be maintained. If you want it to stay smooth and clean, then daily brushing is a good idea to keep their fur free of tangles and knots. Meet Colby…
Brining your doggo to the professional groomers is also a good idea once every three to four weeks. This way, you’ll know their skin and coat are healthy and clean. In addition, they can get their nail trimmed regularly, and their ears cleaned.
Since Yorkipoos are small, they won’t need to consume too many calories in a day. ¾ to one cup of high-quality kibble per day is ideal. Their diet should be high in protein as well.
Of course, every dog is different. It’s a good idea to talk to your dog’s veterinarian about their diet. Together, you guys can choose the best meal plan for your furry friend.
This small dog is a bundle of energy and will require daily physical and mental stimulation. However, since they are small, they’ll only need a small burst of playtime and exercise each day. Twenty to thirty minutes is ideal.
This active pup will enjoy whatever you want to do. So, whether you take them for a nice walk, play a round of fetch or two, or set up an obstacle course, your doggo will surely have a lot of fun and burn some energy. Additionally, this pooch can get destructive since they get bored easily. So, chew toys are an excellent way to keep them occupied. This is Toto…
Most of the time, crossbreeds inherit any potential health issues that the parent breeds can have. For the Yorkipoo, some health concerns to be wary of are:
- Patellar Luxation
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Portosystemic Shunt
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Be sure to bring your doggo to the vet at least once or twice a year for a regular check-up. This way, you can keep a close eye on their health and catch any of these issues early enough.
Where to find a Yorkipoo
You’ll be able to find a Yorkipoo through reputable breeders, or you can adopt through a rescue or shelter. If you decide to go through a breeder, make sure to do your research. Don’t go with the first breeder you find and because you want to make sure the puppies are healthy and weren’t bred under unsafe circumstances.
A good breeder will want to meet with you and will want you to meet the puppies and the parents. They’ll have a lot of knowledge about the breeds in general and know the puppies’ family tree and health history.
In addition, going through rescues and shelters will allow you to give a homeless pup a nice, forever home.
How much does a Yorkipoo cost?
Yorkipoos are growing in popularity, so you can expect to pay a little more for this doggo. Of course, going through a breeder will be more expensive than adopting through a rescue or shelter. Still, you can expect to spend between $400 and $1,000 for your new furry friend. Meet Cash…
Should you bring home a Yorkipoo?
Yorkipoos are a great addition to any family. If you can give them physical and mental stimulation each day and shower them with love and affection, then this pooch will fit right into your home.