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Yorkipoo Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Yorkipoo so you can get to know the breed more.

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Yorkipoo
OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Yorkipoo have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniautre Poodle
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Yorkipoo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Yorkipoo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Yorkipoo breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price
How much does the Yorkipoo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Yorkipoo price:
500-1000
If you choose to purchase the Yorkipoo, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Yorkipoo for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Yorkipoo gets to a happy place.

Yorkipoo History

Like many designer breeds, the Yorkipoo is quite a young hybrid dog that has been popular for about 20-30 years. The breed was originally developed to create a toy-sized dog who had a hypoallergenic coat and was free of the genetic disorders that affected the parent breeds, the Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. To be able to really understand the history of the Yorkipoo dogs, we need to look at their parent breeds for more information.

The Yorkshire Terriers have been around for centuries. At the time of the Industrial Revolution, Scottish workers brought their small terriers with them to Yorkshire when they migrated to England. The small size of the breed made them the perfect candidate for hunting rats and other rodents that were common troublemakers in textile factories. Fortunately, the Yorkshire Terriers didn’t say in the working world for long. In 1886, the breed was recognized by England’s Kennel Club, and not long after they became favored by wealthy English ladies and gained a reputation as lapdogs, something they are still widely known for to this day.

On the other hand, the Toy Poodles started off as standard Poodles and originated in Germany as water retrieving dogs. Thanks to their curly, waterproof, low-shedding coats, high intelligence, and talents in swimming, they are often crossed with other breeds. They became very popular, especially in France, like duck hunting dogs. However, the Poodle moved from being a working dog to a more elegant companion in France. Later it developed its more distinct look when noble ladies wanted to carry around their little dogs as pets and this brought about the breeding of Toy and Miniature Poodles.

Moreover, both the Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy Poodle have defining appearances that have little question about their breed, but the same cannot be said for the Yorkipoo. As a mixed breed, it can take on characteristics of either parent breed and may favor the Yorkie or the Toy Poodle more. Either way, it is difficult to predict exactly what each Yorkipoo puppy will look like as it grows into an adult dog. As far as size goes, the Yorkipoo is expected to fall anywhere the sizes of the two parents. The breed’s coat will almost always belong and soft, but it may also be curly, straight, or a wavy mix somewhere in between. The color, is again, just as unpredictable as Yorkipoos have known to display a wide range of colors, including black, black and white, black and tan, red and white, apricot, and even tricolored. There are no breed groups or registries for the Yorkipoo, but efforts have begun to create a direction for all Yorkipoo breeders.

Yorkipoo General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Yorkipoo size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Yorkipoo weigh? Yorkipoo weight:
4-15 pounds (2-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Yorkipoo? Yorkipoo average weight:
10.5 pounds (5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Yorkipoo? Yorkipoo height:
7-8 inches (18-20 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Yorkipoo average height:
7.5 inches (19 cm)

Yorkipoo Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Yorkipoo have? What does this canine coat look like?
CurlySilkySoftStraight
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Yorkipoo's coat?
CreamBlackWhiteRedSableApricotTanChocolateGraySilver
Grooming
How to groom the Yorkipoo and how often?
Easy to groom: The Yorkipoo doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Yorkipoo is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Yorkipoo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniautre Poodle? Yorkipoo shedding level:
Yorkipoos shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Yorkipoo dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Yorkipoo Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Yorkipoo have? What characteristics does the breed have?
IntelligentAffectionateGentleCompanionablePlayful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Yorkipoo? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Yorkipoo's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Yorkipoo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Yorkipoos are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Yorkipoo is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Yorkipoo sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Yorkipoos don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Yorkipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniautre Poodle need? Yorkipoo social needs:
Yorkipoos need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Yorkipoo dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniautre Poodle bark?
High: The Yorkipoo is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Yorkipoo good as a watchdog?
Yorkipoos are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Yorkipoo dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Yorkipoos are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Yorkipoo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniautre Poodle? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Yorkipoo? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Yorkipoo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Yorkipoo do?
Yorkipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Yorkipoos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Yorkipoo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Yorkipoo roam?
Yorkipoos tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Yorkipoo have high 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Yorkipoo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Yorkipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Yorkipoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Yorkipoo dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yorkipoo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Yorkipoos are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Yorkipoo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Yorkipoo and children:
Yorkipoos are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Yorkipoo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Yorkipoos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Yorkipoo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkipoo dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Yorkipoos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Yorkipoos good office dogs? Do Yorkipoos make good office friendly dogs? Can Yorkipoos be office dogs?
No
Yorkipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Yorkipoo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniautre Poodle temperament with senior people? Are Yorkipoo dogs good for elderly owners?
Yorkipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Yorkipoo dogs get along with other pets? Are Yorkipoo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Yorkipoos usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Yorkipoo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Yorkipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Yorkipoo be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Yorkipoo is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Yorkipoo be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Yorkipoo is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Yorkipoo be a 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. Yorkipoo is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Yorkipoo be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Yorkipoo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Yorkipoo be a boat dog?
Not really
Yorkipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Yorkipoo be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Yorkipoo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Yorkipoo Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Yorkipoo dogs have health problems?
The Yorkipoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Yorkipoo breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Yorkipoo breed? Health risks of Yorkipoo:
EpilepsyPatellar LuxationPortosystemic Liver ShuntLegg-perthes DiseaseHypothyroidismHyperplastic DermatosisAtopic Dermatitis
Life Expectancy
How long do Yorkipoo dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Yorkipoo be?
10-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Yorkipoo breed hypoallergenic?
No
Yorkipoos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Yorkipoo have?
Yorkipoos are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Yorkipoo dogs require per day?
Yorkipoos need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Yorkipoos don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Yorkipoo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Yorkipoo risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Yorkipoo has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Yorkipoo's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Yorkipoo has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Yorkipoo drool?
The Yorkipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Yorkipoo could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Yorkipoo. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Yorkipoo Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Yorkipoo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Yorkipoo have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Yorkipoo have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Yorkipoo Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Yorkipoo's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Yorkipoos are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Yorkipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Yorkipoo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Yorkipoos shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Yorkipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Yorkipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Yorkipoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Yorkipoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Yorkipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Yorkipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Yorkipoos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Cat Friendly: Yorkipoos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Yorkipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Yorkipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • Sharon

    Aug 18, 2021, 7:50:22 PM:

    shy around other dogs definetly have to socalize at a young age. lovely variety of colours and not very mouthy. they dont shed as they are a cross from a poodle. playful breed and a good size for a small dog.