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 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.
The breed is relatively new, having been first bred in the United States in the late 20th century. The Yorkiepoo is known for being a small, energetic, and highly trainable dog. They are also known for being good with children and other pets. The breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) but it is recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).
- Barking is their favorite pastime
- Shedding ranges from nil to low making it an excellent companion for people with allergies
- Yorkiepoos are incredibly fragile and if squeezed too tightly, it can result in their death.
- Nowadays breeders are breeding Yorkshire Terriers with a wide range of Poodle dogs, so there are a variety of breeds available in the market
- 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
Temperament & Personality
Being intelligent, affectionate, and fragile, Yorkie mix puppies to make a delightful companions 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 for 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 big-sized dogs.
Like both their parents, the Yorkiepoo adults are active and energetic that need 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 it 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. After all, one should always remember the fact that they are also living being with various kinds of emotional levels.
Yorkie poo full grown have a silky coat and might require some special grooming and maintenance. 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. Some tips for properly grooming your Yorkie include:
- Brush their coat daily for avoiding matting and tangling. You should use any slicker brush or a metal comb for working through any tangles.
- Trim hair around their face and paws to keep them looking neat and tidy. You can use scissors or clippers, but it's best to have a professional groomer do this if you're not experienced with trimming.
- Bathe your Yorkiepoo regularly using dog-specific shampoo. Never use human shampoo as it dries out their skin.
- Always clean their eyes to to prevent infections. For doing that you may use cotton balls dampened with any gentle ear cleaner for wiping from inside their ears.
- Brush their teeth regularly to maintain good oral hygiene. Use a toothbrush and toothpaste specifically made for dogs.
- Trim their nails when they start to get too long. Take care so that you do not cut very close to the quick, as it may cause bleeding.
- Groom them often to keep them looking neat and tidy, a professional groomer can do this if you are not comfortable with it.
It's also important to note that Yorkiepoos have a high energy level, so it's important to groom them in a calm and positive manner to ensure they enjoy the process.
These Yorkiepoo 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.
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.
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. A high-quality diet that is appropriate for a small breed dog is recommended. Wet or dry food can be fed, but make sure to choose a brand that is specifically formulated for small breeds.