Yorkipoo (Yorkshire Terrier & Toy Poodle Mix)

Dogs come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles. There are hundreds of canine breeds out there today that are all amazing in their unique ways.

However, there is one thing that they all share, and that is companionship.

Dogs have been making a name for themselves as one of the best pets in the world for years now, and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

They are loving, friendly and loyal creatures that want nothing more than to please their owners.

No matter where you are, who you are with or what time it is, your dog would stand by your side, wagging its tail in support.

However, owning a dog can be challenging. These are complex creatures that require more than just the occasional rub of the belly.

They need love, attention socialization and training, and it can be draining to fit all those things into your schedule.

After all, a dog isn’t just a fish in a tank, it’s a thinking, feeling creature that needs your support to thrive. Yes, it can be stressful, but it’s required for your happiness and your dog’s happiness.

The Yorkipoo is a reasonably modern crossbreed that has only been around for a few decades. Despite there not being a lot of information on it, it seems to be rising in popularity by the day.

To learn more about this breed, we should look at its parent breeds.

The Poodle has ties to ancient Egypt, but it rose popularity during the 15th century in France. It comes in 3 types, the miniature, toy, and standard size.

The standard size Poodle was used to hunt ducks in rivers, will both the toy and the miniature Poodle were used to collect truffles in the forest.

Today, they are incredibly common companion dogs.

The Yorkshire Terrier originated during the 19th century in England. It was used to hunt various types of vermin and was renowned as a hunter’s companion.

It is said to be a mix of other Terriers such as the Manchester, and Skye.

With the Yorkipoo, you’re guaranteed a dog that is intelligent and cunning. It will be friendly to its owners and its family, but somewhat protective around strangers.

It may be stubborn, and difficult to train for most beginner owners, but with patience and dedication, the Yorkipoo would make a great companion.

Yorkipoo Puppies – Before You Buy…

Yorkipoo sitting in living room
The Yorkipoo is a good dog that will suit all types of owners.

There’s a slew of things you should do and consider before bringing a Yorkipoo into your home.

These include:

  • Making space for your new dog to live, play and rest. The Yorkipoo is a lap breed which means can assimilate any living space. It is, however, vital that you provide it with designated spaces, so it feels like it belongs in your house. Whether or not you live on a property or in a smaller unit, you need to make this dog feel at home.
  • Purchase a series of toys, games and other equipment. A dog needs mental stimulation and entertainment. Interactive toys are some of the best methods to provide these things for a Yorkipoo, all while having a load of fun!
  • You will also need to make time to train and socialize the Yorkipoo, or at least have a relative do this for you. Without an emphasis on obedience, the Yorkiepoo can neglect orders and become quite destructive.
  • Colour choice. You will need to choose what color Yorkipoo you would like.
  • Gender choice, you need to choose what gender you want your Yorkipoo to be.
  • Spaying/neutering preference.

What Price are Yorkipoo Puppies?

The Yorkipoo is quite an expensive dog, even for a crossbreed.

When purchasing one from an established dog breeder, you’re looking at spending around $600-$700 per puppy, which is far from cost-effective when it comes to a hybrid.

However, this is much cheaper than the $1000+ prices of a Poodle, and a Yorkshire Terrier. So if you’re looking for dogs with similar traits to these two breeds, the Yorkiepoo is an excellent choice.

Due to the rising popularity of the Yorkipoo, you might be able to find one at an adoption clinic.

This will be much cheaper than purchasing from a breeder and will come both vaccinated, and desexed.

Although some owners prefer to buy from a breeder and go through the process themselves, adopting is a great option for those looking to spend a smaller amount of money.

Where to Find Reputable Yorkipoo Breeders?

There are a few particular things you need to look for in a Yorkipoo breeder to determine whether they are, or they aren’t reputable.

These things include:

  • A spacious environment for the dogs to live before they are purchased.
  • Their attempts to clean, groom and bathe puppies to prepare for them to be purchased.
  • Their history and experience with the Yorkipoo, as well as the Poodle and the Yorkshire Terrier.
  • Their attempts to help you with advice, recommendations, suggestions, and tips.

3 Little-Known Facts About Yorkipoo Puppies

  1. The Yorkipoo is hypoallergenic, meaning it is sensitive to those with allergies.
  2. The Yorkipoo has an infatuation with swimming.
  3. The Yorkipoo will follow directions exceptionally well.

Physical Traits of the Yorkipoo

Yorkipoo laying on couch
The Yorkipoo loves the occasional workout.

Because it is a hybrid, the Yorkipoo will inherit traits of both its purebred parents.

It will either appear more like a Poodle, or more like a Yorkshire Terrier, and the superior resemblance will depend on the genetic makeup of the particular dog.

Common traits of the Yorkipoo include:

  • A long, dense coat spawning colors of silver, cream and brown.
  • Alert, oval-shaped brown eyes that gleam of happiness.
  • A black, stubby snout.
  • A small, slim build that holds itself tall in elegance.

How Big is a Full-Grown Yorkipoo?

The Yorkipoo is a small, toy-sized breed that is renowned for its tiny size.

It can grow anywhere between 8-14 inches in length, making it just over the size of your typical 30-centimeter ruler.

But with such a bright and active attitude, don’t expect to be drawing any margins with the Yorkipoo soon!

In terms of weight, the Yorkipoo is almost as light as a feather. It only tends to weigh between 6, and 18 pounds, with both the male and female growing to around the same size.

What is the Yorkipoo’s Life Expectancy?

The lifespan of a canine is something you are going to want to know as an aspiring owner.

Unfortunately, they do not live forever, and as a potential purchaser, you are going to want to know how much time you have with this beautiful creature.

The Yorkipoo has the standard life expectancy for dogs of its size, and it seems to mirror that of its parent breeds.

The Yorkipoo is estimated to have a lifespan of 10-15 years long, meaning that you will get over a decade of joy from the Yorkipoo.

However, it is essential to keep an eye on the health of the Yorkipoo, as this can change the expected lifespan.

If a dog is constantly ill, it may decrease, but if it’s incredibly healthy, it may increase. You can monitor this by taking regular trips to the vet for checkups and physical examinations.

Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Yorkipoo

Yorkipoo sitting on pillow
The Yorkipoo is a modern crossbreed.

The Yorkipoo is highly intelligent. Because of this, it can be a little stubborn, and often think it is independent.

It’s going to take a lot of obedience training to beat this phase, with a lot of positive reinforcement to showcase the benefits of obedience for the Yorkiepoo.

Once the training becomes effective, the Yorkipoo will be outstanding at following directions, and will even want to learn tricks.

The Yorkipoo has strong hunting instincts, so it isn’t the best idea to keep it around small pets. It enjoys playing with kids but is not very tolerant of rough play.

The Yorkipoo is tame with strangers, but it will bark if it senses danger. This makes the Yorkipoo an exceptional guard dog.

The Yorkipoo loves both physical and mental stimulation, so interactive toys and games are musts for it to stay entertained.

It will enjoy plenty of exercise, as well as socializing with other dogs in public.

It isn’t as prone to separation anxiety as most other dogs but it will still become reckless and antsy if left alone for too long.

The Yorkipoo’s Diet

The Yorkipoo eats only a small amount of food like other breeds its size. It will mainly stick to fruits, vegetables, and small grains, as it is easy to consume and rich in nutrition.

However, it will still enjoy dry dog food and the occasional snack.

The Yorkipoo will eat 1 small bowl of food a day.

How Much Exercise Does the Yorkipoo Need?

The Yorkipoo loves the occasional workout, but it much prefers mental stimulation when in comparison to high octane physical activity.

Try and take it for the occasional walk or swim down at the river. But other than that, try and keep it indoors with plenty of training and interactive games.

The Yorkie needs around 30 minutes of exercise a day, and 6 miles of walking a week.

Yorkipoo Health and Conditions

Serious Issues

  • Epilepsy
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Shunt

Minor Issues

My Final Thoughts on the YorkipooYorkipoo guide

Overall, the Yorkipoo is a good dog that will suit all types of owners.

While it may be a bit of a challenge for first-time dog owners, it will give them experience heading into the world of dog ownership, along with a little, fluffy friend to accompany them on the way.

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