Yorkiepoo Dog Breed 101
The popularity of mixed dog breeds is on the rise, and more and more people are looking at them as an excellent option for a family pet. The Yorkiepoo is one of these breeds, and it isn’t difficult to see why they are so attractive to future owners. Getting such a small companion dog has many perks, and if you are thinking about getting one, here are some things you should know about these crossbreed companions.
8 - 16 in
5 - 15 lb
10 - 12 years
What kind of a pet is the Yorkiepoo?
The first thing all future owners need to understand is that the Yorkiepoo is a mixed breed. These dogs don’t have a standard, and their characters can be widely different. It is expected that they would be a mix of their parent’s characters.
Yorkie Poodle mix
To fully understand the Yorkiepoo, we need to know how they came to life and what they might inherit. The Yorkiepoo is a mix between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. Both of these breeds are fairly intelligent, with Poodle being considered as one of the smartest dog breeds in existence. Yorkies are lovely family companions that love being in the center of attention. They are great dog show competitors and have some Terrier characteristics.
Poodles are smart and active. They love entertaining and having fun with their family, so make sure someone is always with them because they require plenty of mental and physical stimulation daily. If they don’t get enough of those things, they might quickly become bored and develop behavioral issues.
Dog Breed Characteristics
Again, knowing the exact temperament of a mixed dog is difficult. You can never be sure which side of the family will be dominant or if the mixed puppy will get the best or the worst of both breeds. However, after speaking with more than 50 Yorkiepoo owners, we managed to get some conclusions about the adorable Yorkiepoo.
Most of these dogs are very friendly, although some went the other way and developed a shy character. They are fun to be around, and although they are small, they have quite large, charming personalities. They can make ideal lap dogs that will love nothing more than to spend time with their family.
Although some are described as being friendly towards dogs, some dogs lean more on the cautious side. They are relatively small and can get easily intimidated by large dogs. As a future owner, you should be careful when taking your dog to a dog park. Even if the Yorkiepoo is very friendly, they can easily get hurt just by playing with larger dogs. The same goes for children. Yorkiepoos are usually very friendly towards them, but kids don’t understand how fragile these dogs are. Make sure that children in your family understand how to safely interact with dogs.
One of the biggest defining characteristics of these dogs should be their companionship. They were created to become the ultimate family lap dog, and luckily, most of these dogs are exactly like that. They love spending time with their families, showering them with love and affection, and playing. They are relatively active; those that get more from the Poodle side are more active than those puppies that get more Yorkie characteristics.
Influencing their character
The development of a puppy will be defined by the amount of time their owners dedicate to them. Training and socialization can play a massive part in any dog’s life, and they should. No dog is born as a perfect-behaving, obedient dog; they have to be trained.
Training them from puppyhood will ensure you end up with an obedient dog that will listen to your commands. That doesn’t mean you have to have a mindless pet that does everything you tell them to. Knowing how to behave and what to do in certain situations will prevent them from getting injured. Check this article for some training ideas - Obedience training basics.
Socialization will make sure your puppy is familiar with any situation they find themselves in. This is also a process that should start as soon as possible. Expose your Yorkiepoo puppy to different sights, people, and dogs. That way, they will learn not to be afraid of things they might not understand right away. For socialization tips and tricks, check out this article - Puppy socialization.
Yorkiepoo’s physical characteristics
The physical appearance of a Yorkiepoo can vary. The first thing that will define them is their parents. One side is a Yorkshire Terrier, but the other side can be a Toy or Miniature Poodle. The most significant difference is clearly the size of the future puppy. Yorkiepoos can get anywhere from 7 - 15 inches tall and usually weigh between 3 and 14 pounds.
The second thing we can be sure of is their coat characteristics. Both parent breeds are considered hypoallergenic, so this is a characteristic all Yorkiepoo puppies inherit. They have fine coats that barely shed, which makes them ideal for people that love dogs but are allergic to dog hair.
Getting a Yorkiepoo puppy
When it comes to getting a Yorkiepoo puppy, there are some things you should seriously consider. The most important thing to understand is that the Yorkiepoo is not a registered breed. It doesn’t have a kennel club or a breeding club as an organization that controls breeders and their breeding practices. Most breeders who crossbreed dogs do that to earn money.
There is nothing wrong with financing your passion for dog breeding, but the lack of quality and control is worrying. This is not the only crossbreed that has that problem. Designer breeds like Maltipoo, Shihpoo, Labradoodle, or any other crossbreed face the same problem. Most crossbreeds lack the health testing and pedigrees required for excellent breeding. The price of Yorkiepoo puppies is usually between $500 - $1.000.
If you are adamant about getting one of these puppies, you should look into the adoption option. Poodle rescue groups and Yorkie rescue groups might have a Yorkshire Terrier Poodle mix for adoption. That way, you are not financing questionable breeders, and you are saving a life of a shelter dog. It is a win-win-win situation.
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