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Yorkiepoo

History

The Yorkiepoo is the cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle. A well-known trait of this breed is that none of the two specimens looks alike, not even the littermates. The puppy can have a long silky hair or tight curls which are typical of a Poodle. Yorkies in most cases have a blend of colors on the coat, while it is not uncommon for each pup to have a different color.

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Pictures of Teacup Yorkies

Interesting  Facts

  1. Barking is their favorite pastime
  2. Shedding ranges from nil to low making it an excellent companion for people with allergies
  3. Yorkiepoos are incredibly fragile and if squeezed too tightly, it can result in their death.
  4. Nowadays breeders are breeding the Yorkshire Terriers with a wide range of Poodle dogs, so there are a variety of breeds available in the market
  5. Teacup Yorkie Poos are the cross between the Toy Poodle and the Yorkshire Terrier, and they retain their puppy size even when they get adult

Facts About Yorkiepoo

Breed Group Designer dogs, Companion dogs, Toy dogs
Breed Type Crossbreed
Country of Origin USA
Other Names Yorkapoo, Yoodle, Yorkiedoodle, yorkie poodle mix
Size & Height Small to medium, 7-15 inches
Weight 3-14 pounds
Competitive Registration / Qualification Information DRA, IDCR, DDKC
Shedding NA
Hypoallergenic Yes
Litter Size 3-5 puppies
Colour Black and tan, apricot, white, golden, red, gray,
Life Expectancy 10-15 years
Coat Smooth, semi-curly
Price NA

Temperament & Personality

Being intelligent, affectionate, and fragile, Yorkie mix puppies make a delightful companion for apartment life. The teacup Yorkiepoos will love to mingle with people and animals. With an eagerness to please, these dogs will equally welcome a stranger, provided they get comfortable with dogs. Its confidence overshadows its aggressiveness, and at times the owner may find the dog a bit aloof. It is an excellent fit for a dog with a compact size, with an ample amount of energy and zeal to life. Despite their mini teddy bear size, these dogs are prone to suffer from the small dog syndrome, and thus can get into a fight with the big sized dogs.

Care

Exercise

Like both their parents, the Yorkiepoo adults are active and energetic that needs a regular exercise routine to maintain their bones and muscles. It will equally enjoy playing with a ball with small kids, and afterward will rest in the lap of its owner. They also need a short run on a daily basis and will profoundly appreciate if their owner takes them out on a play session once in a while. A game of Frisbee or a game of flyball will also be a great option. If deprived of regular activities, these dogs can become destructive, in most extreme cases even dangerous for the entire family. Afterall, one should always remember the fact that they are also a living being with various kind of emotional level.

Grooming

Yorkie poo full grown have silky coat and might require some special grooming and maintenance. A weekly grooming will keep the dog well-groomed and good looking. But the fact is that the total grooming process depends upon the dog’s coat. Regular brushing can damage the dog’s natural distribution of oil throughout its entire body. Brush the dog’s teeth once in a while, and clean the ear with a soft cloth.

Health problems

These yorkie mix puppies can suffer from Dysplasia, Hypoglycemia, Musculoskeletal issues, Distichias, and Cataracts. Some dogs that are underweight are prone to Vomiting, Tracheal Collapse, Diarrhea, Anaesthesia Sensitivity, and Frequent Injuries.

Training

The training process can start by teaching the basic dog commands like sit, leave, and shh. The rest includes basic training tips like obedience, leash, crate, and socialization. Frequent praise and food rewards will accelerate the overall training process.

 

Feeding

They are fussy eaters, so the owner can mix and match tasty doggy foods to lure the dog. Be experimental and creative when dealing with this breed’s food habits.

 

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