Up to 30% OFF Sale - Limited Time Learn More
Up to 30% OFF Sale - Limited Time

Yorkie Poo Breed Information

Yorkie Poo puppy

A cross between a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and a purebred Miniature or Toy Poodle, the Yorkie Poo is one of the cutest designer doodle dogs you’ll meet. This beauty is a top breed at Florida Fur Babies and one of the most popular dogs in the United States. The Yorkie Poo puppies are fun-loving, loyal, and spunky little dogs that impress at every step. They are easy to train, very outgoing, and as cuddly as can be. They are also one of our favorite hypoallergenic breeds that don’t shed. 

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Yorkshire Terrier ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Cheerful, Intelligent, Loyal, Social ADULT WEIGHT 3-14 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 7-15 in LIFE SPAN 10-15 yrs

Characteristics

  • A breed that is bound to turn heads, the Yorkie Poo is created by crossing a Yorkshire Terrier with a Toy or Miniature Poodle 
  • The breed is also commonly referred to as the Yorkshire Terrier Poodle mix, Yorkie Poodle, Yorkie Doodle, and Yorki Poo 
  • Hypoallergenic Yorkie Poo puppies 
  • Kind and gentle, these dogs make fantastic little pets for families with small children 
  • They are also great for senior families, new owners, singles, and owners who have multiple pets 
  • Grooming Yorkie Poos takes very little effort and so does training them. They make amazing first puppies for new owners 
  • Although the breed is not eligible for AKC registration because of its mixed breed status, there are several clubs that do recognize the Yorkie Poo breed. Among them are the ACHC – American Canine Hybrid Club and the DDC – Designer Dog Club 
cute Yorkie Poo puppy

Appearance

The Yorkie Poo is a gorgeous designer dog with just the right amount of cute, cuddly, and proud. You will find this lovely dog walking confidently and appearing very friendly.  

Yorkie Poos are very small dogs, and they are indeed a beautiful combination of their parents. Their size is typically small-to-toy, with most reaching an average of 7 to 15 inches and weighing between 3 and 14 pounds. Their adult height and weight can differ a bit depending on the size of the Poodle used in the cross. Smaller Poodles like the Toy will likely pass on their almost-teacup size. 

Other gorgeous features that these beautiful dogs possess include small, dark eyes, adorable and tiny button noses, and raised or drop ears. Their coats can resemble either parent in both length and textures, but most commonly, they appear with wavy coats and color combinations that include black, brown, tan, white, gray, blue, red, apricot, and cream.  

Temperament

Yorkie Poos have an excellent temperament, just as one would expect from a mix of two amazing dog breeds. They have the same feistiness as their Yorkie parent and the same composure Poodles are renowned for. They are a little bit wild and independent but affectionate and cuddly just the same.  

Yorkie Poos are friendly dogs to their very core. They are keen on making friends with whoever crosses their path and are quite nicely behaved around children of all ages. Aggression is not something they’re familiar with and neither is shyness. Whoever says hi, is a friend in their eyes.  

Their life at home revolves around their family. They want to be near their owner, but they’re also known to be independent enough to be left alone for a few hours. They aren’t big barkers either, so you don’t have to worry about neighbor complaints.  

Care

Grooming

Although they might look like they are a high-maintenance breed, Yorkie Poos don’t have high needs when it comes to grooming. Their gorgeous coats should get brushed a few times every week to avoid mats and tangles from forming, and they should be bathed once every month or so. Because they have hair instead of fur and they don’t typically shed, it is beneficial to brush them as often as you can to ensure their coats stay smooth and soft.  

Other aspects of grooming a Yorkie Poo include clipping their nails, brushing their teeth, and cleaning their ears. Nail clipping can be done once every few months, particularly when the dog has grown out his nails. Ear cleaning and teeth brushing should be done regularly throughout the week.  

Exercise Needs

A breed that loves cuddles and adventures in equal measure, the Yorkie Poo is the perfect fit for any type of owner, whether it's an active or relaxed lifestyle. These perfect puppies enjoy fun activities like playing fetch, chasing friends, and going hiking. But because they are very small, they can’t withstand very intense activities. The ideal routine for them should include one or two daily walks and a few fun activities at home. They should be exercised for at least 30 minutes each day.  

Health

Yorkie Poos are a very healthy breed. They rarely have health problems and are not prone to as many issues as other dogs. They benefit from superior health thanks to crossbreeding and have purebred parents with clean health records. Some of the conditions they can still have include the ones that are common for every small dog breed. Among these are hip dysplasia, Legg Calve Perthes disease, cataracts, patellar luxation, and allergies.  

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Yorkie Poo is between 10 and 15 years. Raising these lovely dogs in a warm, loving environment and providing them with attention and care will surely help them live long, healthy, and happy lives.  

Training

One of the most intelligent toy-sized designer breeds, Yorkie Poos are sure to impress you with their skills in learning. They are fast learners and people-pleasing dogs that want to make their owners happy by any means. Training these little puppies will require patience and consistency. You will need to use positive reinforcement and plenty of rewards to capture and keep their focus on the task at hand.  

They can become stubborn too when they prefer doing something else, and this is normal for all puppy breeds. When this happens, you can turn training sessions into short, fun games they will enjoy. Keep in mind that they are also very small and quite sensitive to harsh tones, so your approach must be gentle. Scolding or punishing them can result in them closing in or becoming scared.  

Yorkie Poos are an independent breed when it comes to being on their own, but spoiling can lead them to become too attached to their owners to even consider leaving their side. Make sure you give them plenty of time and space to become independent. Leave them alone for a few minutes at a time when they are still small to get them used to be on their own every once in a while. 

History

Yorkie Poodle hybrids are new to the world of designer dogs, but they have the same level of popularity as purebred dogs that have been around for centuries. They are among the most loved puppies in the United States and Europe.  

They originated in the United States, though their exact birthplace or breeders are unknown. They are around 20 to 25 years old as a breed and are recognized by several kennel clubs such as the Designer Dog Club of America, International Designer Dog Registry, and American Canine Hybrid Club. 

These bundles of joy were created to combine the best of two fantastic purebreds. Breeders wanted to capture the intelligence of the Poodle, the spunkiness and affectionate nature of the Yorkie, and the hypoallergenic qualities of both parents in a small, unique, and remarkable designer puppy. Needless to say, they achieved their goal by gifting the world with the lovely Yorkie Poo.  

TOP