The Yorkiepoo is a crossbreed from a Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle. They are a companion dog breed designed to shed less than Yorkies. With all crossbreed you can never really be sure which traits of each breed they will have and there are always lots of inconsistencies.
They intelligent, affectionate and gentle. If you are looking for a sweet companion to join your family or household, this could be the perfect breed for you.
They require less exercise than other breeds and would make a great flat/apartment dog. They will still enjoy a good daily walk especially if they have no garden to run around. They are very playful dogs, so as long as they get plenty of playtime, they should adapt well. Remember a bored dog will usually become a mischievous dog, whether it be nuisance barking, chewing or digging. Try to make sure they are occupied with jobs, playtime or plenty of exercise to keep them out of trouble.
They love to be with you and the family but tend to bond more with one special person. They are good with children, they have their limits on being messed around with, so probably a breed to avoid if you have youngsters. They will run around the garden with older kids all day. They also make great lapdogs and love to snuggle with you.
They make for great watchdogs, in fact one the best breeds, they will alert to everything little thing going on. They can be a little barky so you will need to train them to be quiet on command. They are un-trusting of strangers and you will need to make sure they are socialised early on to combat this.
They should be OK with other dogs and cats if brought up with them. They can have the bossy traits of the Yorkie or the more peaceful poodle. Terriers love to hunt and chase so, the instinctive need to chase neighbours cats and small animals is probably too strong to control. Make sure your outside area is well enclosed and they can’t escape when giving chase.
They are very intelligent dogs but a little stubborn but, they should be fairly easy to train and work with. Try to keep training both interesting and fun and avoid being harsh with them. Identifying their motivation reward early will get you the best results and it’s normally food.
Their coat is usually soft in texture, they will will shed minimally but they will probably need to go to professional groomers to get clipped. As with all designer breeds coats can vary in every litter, there are no real guarantees on the amount of shedding you will have.
Yorkipoo. A fun-loving “designer dog” and therefore a mixed dog breed — a Yorkipoo is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle.
- Weight -3kg –10kg
- Size – 18cm – 25cm
- They live for 12-15 years