Since they have hybrid genetics, Yorkie-poos typically vary wildly in appearance. Coloration runs the gamut from warm cream to dark brown and even black, and their coats may be straight or curly, depending on whether they favor Yorkshire terrier or toy poodle genetics.
Whether you’re seeking Yorkie-poo puppies for sale or just want to know more about this up-and-coming hybrid breed, read on to get more details about these designer dogs.
Yorkie Poo can have any of the traits of both the Yorkie parent and the Poodle parent. Both the parent breeds are intelligent, easy to train, good with kids, other dogs, other pets, and loyal to their families. Despite being small dogs they are alert to their surroundings and they can be good watchdogs. Yorkie Poo Puppy is also a fun-loving dog.
Warm, loving, and energetic, Yorkie-poos have lots of enthusiasm for life and the energy to prove it. This means they typically follow their humans around the house and areas up for a game of fetch as they are a nap and cuddle. When left alone too much, however, these designer dogs may get destructive out of boredom. This makes them a great breed for those who have lots of time for a pet or homes where at least one person is at home most of the time.
Yorkie Poos are highly adaptable. They do not need a large space to accommodate them and this is because of their small size. Due to their tiny size they can be susceptible to excessive heat, it is better to keep watch during summer to avoid them from getting dehydrated. Yorkie Poos are also sensitive to cold weather and they can chill. You would need to keep them warm through the use of clothes since they would need to work harder to keep warm. They prefer warm weather.
In terms of health, this designer dog boasts good health, though they’re prone to a few common issues. Patellar luxation, a common problem in smaller dogs, may make their joints prone to dislocation, though most can live mostly normal lives with this diagnosis. Additionally, atopic dermatitis caused by allergens may lead to itching issues, while hypothyroidism problems may also pose issues later in life.
Yorkie Poos have plenty of energy. To keep them happy and healthy, you need to make sure that they are well fed. It is best to feed them with high-quality dry dog food and make sure that it is full of vegetables, protein, and vitamins. It is best to avoid free feeding because they will tend to overeat and gain weight.
A Yorkie Poo puppy is the same as the parent breed which is active and energetic. They require daily exercise and enjoy a good walk. You can bring them to dog parks so that they can have ample amounts of exercise and socialize with other dogs. For dog sports, they enjoy performance competitions such as obedience and agility.
While Yorkie-poos have lots of energy to burn, they’re compact pooches, so they don’t need lots of space to get the zoomies out of their systems. This makes them suitable for apartment dwellers and homeowners alike. Fenced-in backyards may give them room to roam, but keep watch while they play since their small size may let them slip through cracks and escape from their safe zones.
Yorkie-poos usually have low-maintenance requirements as they don’t shed a lot. Regular brushing helps you easily manage the little fur they do shed — short-haired Yorkie-poos typically need weekly brushing to maintain their characteristic shiny coat, while longer-haired dogs typically need a once-over at least two to three times a week to ward off tangles. Yorkie-poos with longer flapped ears also need special attention, as moisture can build up and lead to infections.
Yorkie Poos are easily trained and only have moderate grooming maintenance which makes them perfect for first-time dog owners. A Yorkie Poo is known to have a hypoallergenic coat and they are low shedding.
Yorkie-poos vary in size, depending on the sizes of their parent breeds. Most usually stand between 7 and 15 inches tall and weigh between 3 and 14 pounds. Sometimes breeders substitute a miniature poodle for a toy poodle, creating a Yorkie-poo variant that’s typically taller and heavier.
Yorkie-poos generally have 12- to 15-year lifespans, so you know what to expect as your puppy grows older.
One of the newest breeds on the block, Yorkie-poos were originally bred for intelligence, small size, and easy-to-care-for coats. Though they don’t have a well-defined history or a clear line to purebred parents that likely started the breed in the past 20 to 30 years, these mixed-breed dogs typically boast good health, easy trainability, and loving personalities.
With more breeders combining Yorkshire terriers and toy poodles to take advantage of demand, Yorkie-poos now come in a range of sizes as well, though many experts expect the breed to standardize with time for a more uniform look. Yorkie-poos aren’t recognized by the American Kennel Club or international breeder associations as they’re not purebred dogs, but many reputable breeders offer pedigrees outside official certifications.
If you wish to adopt any of our available puppies, call 813-547-5276. We also have Yorkie-poo puppies for sale all around the greater Bay area, including Bradenton, Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Wesley Chapel, and Pinellas Park.