When we talk about the designer dogs, we just can’t forget to mention a dog like Yorkiepoo. Guess what, this dog is just like a complete package for any dog lover.
It’s energetic, playful, a great watchdog (even if it’s a small toy breed), and a clown in disguise as it can make you laugh at any time because of its silly acts.
In this particular article, we will talk about every aspect of this tiny small beautiful creature.
Now, let’s get started then…
So, what is a Yorkiepoo Basically ?
This lovely designer dog is actually created by a cross between Yorkshire Terrier and Miniature or toy poodle. The Yorkie-poo is extremely gentle, intelligent and a delightful companion you can find out there.
This dog is perfectly suited for apartment life as it doesn’t need that much area to play or run in. But the thing is, they just bark so much which can be a problem for you. Although, it has a plenty of energy to just burn.
Because of this, Yorkie-poo just loves to play around when he’s not parked on your lap watching the world go by. Guess what, Yorkie-poo is a super miniature dog and it can shock the owner with its fast running and jump ability if he’s not expecting a miniature dog to be so energetic.
General description of Yorkiepoo
Generally, the height of this dog ranges from 6 to 15 inches and may weigh between 4 and 14 pounds. They can be bred from purebred parents or hybrid parents. Yorkie-poo dogs simply have a coat of silky and wavy hair and can have variant colors.
Those colors include golden, blue, white, and also parti-color. Well, it actually depends on the dominant color gene. The dog can be hypoallergic just like the poodles and thus be more suited to homes with allergy sufferers.
However, they are cute, aren’t they?
See Yorkiepoo In Action
the life expectancy of Yorkie-poo is 10 to 15 years, which means you are gonna have this companion for a long time.
History of Yorkiepoo
Well, let’s just describe the history in some simple words.
The Yorkie-poo is a designer dog with all best qualities of the parent breeds, The Yorkshire Terrier, and toy poodle. The designer breeds can actually be characterized as any dog that is hybrid between two or more breeds.
When it comes to age, Yorkie-poos are the newest when we talk about dog breeds as they were created just 10 years ago.
Originally, they were created to be small, cute and intelligent dogs that are best suited for families, and yup, they just worked out well. This beautiful tiny dog breed has the best qualities of each parent, have healthy genetics and calm temper.
They are also good watchdogs and starts barking at the first sign of any intruder. Although, Yorkie-poo is one of the most favorite family pet for people.
Recognition by clubs
Yorkie-poo is not recognized by The American Kennel Club. It is accepted as a breed by the American Hybrid Canine Kennel club, Designer Dog Kennel Club, The Designer Breed Registry, and International designer canine registry.
Temperament Of This Breed
As it’s the mixed breed of Yorkshire terrier and poodle, one can expect it’s temperament to be the mixture of both, having qualities that are mixed.
To know briefly, let’s just look up at its different aspects…..
Lively and intelligent
As most of us know that the Yorkshire terrier was bred to catch rats in the late nineteenth century, in England. This small tiny dog Yorkie-poo has incredible hunting extinct, so expect your doggy to be highly intelligent.
If compared to other dogs, Yorkie will need more mental stimulation than average, or it can be destructive for you if not satisfied. So be sure to provide such an environment that is full of fun for them.
The Yorkie-poo is very social, as it likes to get the attention of the people around it. And guess what, a little attention from the companions around it is enough for its satisfaction. However, it isn’t a good idea to mix them with the children who haven’t yet learned o deal with active, wiggy dogs.
Being active is another good feature!
If we talk about energy, then the average Yorkie-poo is full of it, we may not hesitate to call them energy house. So besides mental stimulation, he need’s physical exercise as well. Regular walks in the neighborhood will help your Yorkie dissipate that energy, while also provide mental stimulation to him.
Training A Yorkie-poo
As we have discussed above, Yorkie-poos are intelligent, which makes them perfect candidates for training. Just like any dog breed, start potty training with them as soon as possible.
Well, housetraining with a Yorkie-poo can be a bit challenging because they become stubborn sometimes.
All you need to do is just to make sure that you are doing short, and fun training activities. Make sure you don’t repeat the training so much as they get easily bored and will rebel and stop trying.
One of the most important aspects of training is socializing your pup. Make sure to familiarize them with different children, animals, places, and experiences.
Although the Yorkie-poo is known to be social and friendly, it’s important for them to go through the process in order to ensure a well-mannered pet down the road.
Positive reinforcement works best, especially on small dogs like Yorkie-poo. As long as you keep the activities fun and a sort of challenging. You should have no problems at all teaching your Yorkie-poo pup some new tricks.
Exercise Requirements Of Yorkiepoo
Although the Yorkie poo doesn’t require that much exercise, they still need their daily dose of playtime. Normally, this breed is very active, and it just loves running around the house, chasing children and other family members.
At least 20 to 30 minutes walk is necessary to keep your doggy in the best shape possible. Apart from that, the Yorkie-poo loves to play games. Whether it be a game of fetch or tug of war, they will keep playing until running out of energy.
Because of the reason that Yorkie-poo likes the human contact, he will very adore his daily brushing. Nail trimming can be a big challenge until you introduce him to it as a pup. His fur will need regular brushing and trimming, especially in the head region.
Just like many dogs, Yorkie-poo is also prone to dental problems. So, just be sure to brush the teeth regularly. Veterinarians highly recommend this to all owners.
Behavioral Issues of Yorkiepoo
Well, there are not many issues about the behavior of Yorkie-poo but sometimes, it can take its watchdog role to extremes. If you live in an apartment, barking can be a big problem for you, and a source of embarrassment.
Early socialization and training can be helpful to control the barking. In order to prevent barking, try the tips given below…
- Teach your Yorkie-poo an alternative behavior.
- Use anti-bark collars.
- Toys for environmental enrichment.
- Get a second dog for company.
- Debarking surgery can also work. (But it’s a cruel option, don’t do it seriously)
- Train to come when called.
- Choose breeds that don’t bark that much.
- Train your dog well.
Health Problems Of Yorkiepoo
Although, the Yorkie-poo, being a crossbred breed, doesn’t have that much health problems. However, everything has its weakness, so has the Yorkie-poo.
Some of the health issues are described below…….
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Cushing’s disease
- Legg-calve-Perthes disease
- Patellar luxation
- Periodontal disease
- Portosystemic Shunt
- Separation anxiety
- Joint diseases
- Ear infections
Feeding Your Yorkiepoo
Well, when it comes to food, you should be very conscious about it. The recommended amount of food that is required at regular bases is 1/4 to 1 cup daily, high-quality dog food. (Should be fed twice a day)
Point to be noted: The amount of food to be given depends upon the size, age, metabolism, build, and activity level of your dog.
Dogs are individuals just like the people and not all of them need’s the same amount of food. The quality of dogwood you buy also make’s the difference, The better the quality, further, will your dog go towards nourishing and the less of it will be needed to put in the dog’s bowl.
Be sure to feed your Yorkie twice a day, and one thing more, if you see the ribs, it means you aren’t feeding your dog sufficiently, so all you need to do at that time is just increase the amount of food.
Let’s just tell you simply the grooming needs of Yorkie-poo, because we don’t want you to fall asleep 🙂
Here’s the quick list….
- Brush the coat daily
- Give him a bath with a good dog shampoo to keep the coat hairs silky, smooth, and soft.
- Trim the hairs.
- Brush your Yorkie-poo’s teeth daily, as it’s prone to dental issues.
- Trim the nails.
- Ears should be checked regularly and cleaned, as it’s prone to ear infections.
- Make grooming a positive experience filled with praise and rewards.
- As you groom, check for sores, rashes, and signs of infection such as redness,
- tenderness, or inflammation on the skin, nose, mouth, and on the eyes, and also on the feet.
- Eyes should be clear, with no sign of redness or discharge.
- Carry your pup to veterinary at least twice a year.
If w talk about the puppies, Yorkie-poo is probably one of the most beautiful, loving, cute and adorable creatures on the planet. But, you should also keep in mind that they are fragile. If they are hugged or squeezed too tightly, the puppy can die.
Moreover, even a shortfall or someone tipping over him can cause a serious type of injury, or maybe, death. Well, in short, great care and supervision are needed to keep a Yorkie-poo puppy safe.