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Yorkipoo vs Maltipoo vs Shichon Comparison - Dog breed selector: Cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniautre Poodle or Maltepoo or Zuchon? Find the right dog for you

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Name Yorkipoo Maltipoo Shichon
OriginsUnited States Germany France Italy United States
Group Designer Dogs Designer Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank564558307
Reviews130
User Ratings

Other Names Cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniautre Poodle Maltepoo, Maltapoo, Moodle, Malt-A-Poo, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Malt-oodles, MaltiPoodle, mPoo Zuchon, Teddy Bear
Breed Type Cross Breed Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Not recognized by any clubs. Continental Kennel Club
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
National Maltipoo Club
Maltipoo Club of America
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Price 500-1000 $400-$2000 800-1200

Yorkipoo vs Maltipoo vs Shichon General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Small
Medium
Small
Weight 4-15 pounds (2-7 kg) 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg) 10-15 pounds (5-7 kg)
Avg. Weight 10.5 pounds (5 kg) 12.5 pounds (5,5 kg) 12.5 pounds (6 kg)
Height 7-8 inches (18-20 cm) 10-13 inches (25-33 cm) 19-21 inches (49-53 cm)
Avg. Height 7.5 inches (19 cm) 11.5 inches (27 cm) 20 inches (51 cm)

Yorkipoo vs Maltipoo vs Shichon Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Curly
Silky
Soft
Straight
Fluffy
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Fluffy
Dense
Curly
Silky
Colors Cream
Black
White
Red
Sable
Apricot
Tan
Chocolate
Gray
Silver
Almost all colors
Apricot
Gold
White
Grey
Cream
Black
Apricot
Cream
Red
White
Black
Gray
Silver
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Yorkipoo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Shichon requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Yorkipoos shed none to minimal.
Maltipoos shed none to minimal.
Shichons shed none to minimal.

Yorkipoo vs Maltipoo vs Shichon Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Intelligent
Affectionate
Gentle
Companionable
Playful
Active
Intelligent
Affectionate
Funny
Obedient
Companionable
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Playful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loving
Social
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Yorkipoo's has great intelligence.
Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Yorkipoos are easy to train.
Maltipoos are easy to train.
Shichons are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Yorkipoo is a highly playful breed.
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
The Shichon is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Yorkipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Maltipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shichons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Yorkipoos need for social interaction is average.
Maltipoos are a social breed.
Shichons need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Yorkipoo is a very vocal breed.
High: The Maltipoo is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Shichon barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Yorkipoos are average watchdogs.
Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Shichons are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Yorkipoos are average defenders.
Maltipoos are average defenders.
Shichons are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Yorkipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shichon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Yorkipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shichons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Yorkipoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
Shichons have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Yorkipoos have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Shichons have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Yorkipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Shichons are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Yorkipoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Maltipoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Shichons adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Maltipoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Shichons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yorkipoo vs Maltipoo vs Shichon Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Yorkipoos are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are stranger friendly dogs.
Shichons are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Yorkipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Shichons are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Yorkipoos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
Shichons are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Yorkipoos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Shichons are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Yorkipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shichon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Yorkipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shichons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Yorkipoos usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Shichons are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Yorkipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Maltipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Shichons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Yorkipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Maltipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shichon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Yorkipoo vs Maltipoo vs Shichon Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Yorkipoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Maltipoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Shichon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Legg-perthes Disease
Hypothyroidism
Hyperplastic Dermatosis
Atopic Dermatitis
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Legg-perthes Disease
Allergies
Life Expectancy 10-15 years 10-13 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Yorkipoos are high energy dogs.
Maltipoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Shichons have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Yorkipoos need quite a lot of exercise.
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
Shichons have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Yorkipoos don't need too much sleep.
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Shichons sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Yorkipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Shichon has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Yorkipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Maltipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shichon is an average drooler.

Yorkipoo vs Maltipoo vs Shichon Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies 4-6 puppies 3-6 puppies

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