About the Yorkie Poo
The Yorkie Poo is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Miniature Poodle and the Yorkshire Terrier. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Yorkie Poo is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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The Yorkie Poo is a crossbreed between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle. They are also known as a Yorkie-Poo, Yorkiepoo, Yo-Yopoo, or a Yorkiedoodle. This designer breed is also sometimes referred to as a Yorkie Doodle. Like many breeds that result from a crossbreed with the Poodle, the Yorkie Poo was created to produce a dog that has the Poodle’s popular non-shedding coat. Prospective owners should know that the Yorkie Poo is not eligible to be registered as a purebred because it is a crossbreed. This is the case even if the dog is the result of breeding two purebred parent breeds. There are now some hybrid registries that have been created specifically for registering crossbreeds such as the Yorkie Poo. The characteristics of the Yorkie Poo may vary based upon whether it is a first generation breed or a multi-generation crossbreed. A Yorkie Poo may also be a backcross, which is a cross between a Yorkie Poo and a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle. The size of the Yorkie Poo will often depend upon the size of the parent breed. Standard size Poodles will usually produce larger sized Yorkie Poo dogs while smaller breed Poodles, such as the Toy Poodle, will produce a smaller Yorkie Poo. The Yorkie Poo may also have a head that is small and flat like the Yorkshire Terrier or a snout that is long and narrow like the Poodle. The characteristics of the Yorkie Poo’s tail may also vary from being high or straight. The coat of the Yorkie Poo may be long, silky and straight like the Yorkie Poo or it may be somewhat wooly and curly like the Poodle. It may also be a cross between the two. The Yorkie Poo is available in a variety of colors, including, white, grey, silver and brown. The Yorkie Poo may also be two toned as well. Generally, the Yorkie Poo will shed very little if any at all, which is good for people who suffer from allergies and need a dog that is hypo-allergenic.
Often, darker colored Yorkie Poos will fade in color within the first few years of their life, especially if exposed to frequent sunlight. A jet black Yorkie Poo may often fade to a shade of grey and in rare instances, even white. Usually, their color will remain the same after one year of development.
Occasionally, this breed is tri-colored.
The Yorkie Poo is typically a happy, intelligent and energetic breed. This dog is alert and loving of its family. They also make excellent watchdogs because of their devotion to their families. This is a dog that likes to be in the middle of family activities and should not be separated from its family. It has become popular as a companion dog. Although the Yorkie Poo is active and energetic it is not as hyper as many small breed dogs. Training is a good idea with this breed as it does sometimes have a tendency to be stubborn. The Yorkie Poo usually gets along well with children as well as with other pets in the house. Socialization is a good idea at an early age with this dog.
The Yorkie Poo has an average lifespan of around 15 years. As a crossbreed, the Yorkie does not usually suffer from as many health problems as the parent breeds but may have problems with musculoskeletal problems, hypoglycemia and eye problems such as cataracts. Small Yorkie Poo dogs may also experience problems with tracheal collapse and a sensitivity to anesthesia. They also may be prone to dental problems. Make sure they start with chew toys at an early age and keep them on a solid food diet. They tend to be picky eaters and if they don't have enough use of their teeth, chewing, they will start to rot and eventually need to be pulled.
The Yorkie Poo will typically need to be brushed on a weekly basis and shampooed and bathed when necessary. The hair will usually need to be trimmed around the eye and ear areas. Exercise requirements can usually be met by the Yorkie Poo on its own as it does not require a significant amount of exercise. Although the Yorkie Poo does not need a lot of exercise, it will enjoy taking walks.
The Yorkie Poo is suitable for a house or an apartment. Generally, the Yorkie Poo will do best when it resides indoors, especially if it is one of the smaller sizes. Although the Yorkie Poo may enjoy taking walks and playing outdoors, it is not suited for living outdoors. The Yorkie Poo enjoys being around its family and should not be left alone for long periods of time. The Yorkie Poo will not usually do well in cold climates. When in cooler climates, the Yorkie Poo may need a sweater or a coat. Training and socialization are both important components to developing a properly behaved dog. The Yorkie Poo is clever and will usually respond well to training. Most Yorkie Poo dogs will be eager to learn new tricks and please their owners. While the Yorkie Poo will enjoy playing with children, it is usually a good idea to closely supervise play between this dog and children due to the fact that the Yorkie Poo can be easily injured as a result of its small size.
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- worming my Yorkie
I have had my little guy for 9 months now and he's never been wormed.When and how often do I do this?And what kind of foods soft dry are canned.Asked by Anonymous - Array answers
- worming my Yorkie
I have had my little guy for 9 months now and he's never been wormed.When and how often do I do this?Asked by Anonymous - Array answers
my yorkie poo, has got bad matting in his fur what is the easiest way or products help me demat himAsked by Anonymous - Array answers
- lost of hair
We have 10months yorkpoo she looks like she is loosing hair on her back tail area and rear leg areawhat does that meanAsked by Anonymous - Array answers