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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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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

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Yorkipoo Size and Weight

Is a Yorkipoo small, medium or large dog?

How big do Yorkipoo get?

What is the average size of a Yorkipoo?

How much does the Yorkipoo weigh? How much should a Yorkipoo weight? What is the normal weight of a Yorkipoo? How much does a full-grown Yorkipoo weight?
4-15 pounds (2-7 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Yorkipoo?
10.5 pounds (5 kg)
How tall is the Yorkipoo? Yorkipoo height:
7-8 inches (18-20 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Yorkipoo?
7.5 inches (19 cm)

Yorkipoo Price and Availability

How much does the Yorkipoo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Yorkipoo in the United States? How much money is a Yorkipoo?

Where to buy a Yorkipoo with a good pedigree?

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.
How easy is it to get a Yorkipoo? How many Yorkipoo are there in the world?
Frequent: The Yorkipoo is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Yorkipoo Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Yorkipoo? Is the Yorkipoo breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Yorkipoo dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Yorkipoo is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Yorkipoo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Yorkipoo?
Yorkipoo dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Watchdog Ability
Is Yorkipoo good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Yorkipoo dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Yorkipoo dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Yorkipoo dogs 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 its territory in every situation.

Yorkipoo Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Yorkipoo have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Yorkipoo sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Yorkipoo dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, 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? Is a Yorkipoo a good family dog?
High: Yorkipoo dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs 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 Yorkipoo need? Yorkipoo social needs:
Yorkipoo dogs 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Yorkipoo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Yorkipoo roam?
Yorkipoo dogs 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?
Yorkipoo dogs 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.

Yorkipoo Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
The Yorkipoo is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Yorkipoo dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Yorkipoo bark?
A lot: Yorkipoo is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Apartment Friendly
Is Yorkipoo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Yorkipoo in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkipoo breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.

Yorkipoo Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Yorkipoo dogs 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
How long can a Yorkipoo be left alone? How long can you leave a Yorkipoo 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.

Yorkipoo Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Yorkipoo has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Yorkipoo? How much bite force does a Yorkipoo have? How strong is a Yorkipoo bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkipoo bite force: Weak. The Yorkipoo bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Yorkipoo measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Yorkipoo may be weak, but it's important to remember that any dog's bite can still be dangerous if not managed properly. Despite the bite force of Yorkipoo being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Yorkipoo bite wounds might not be as severe, but it is still essential to be cautious and prevent any biting incidents.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals. To ensure a well-behaved dog, it's essential to learn how to train a Yorkipoo puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Yorkipoo can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

Biting Potential
Do Yorkipoo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Yorkipoo? 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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Yorkipoo do?
Yorkipoo dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Yorkipoo dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Yorkipoo Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Yorkipoo dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Yorkipoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Yorkipoo breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Yorkipoo breed? Most common health risks of Yorkipoo:
Legg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationHypothyroidismEpilepsyPortosystemic Liver ShuntAtopic DermatitisHyperplastic Dermatosis
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Yorkipoo breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Yorkipoo see the vet?
The Yorkipoo should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Yorkipoo dogs live? How old can a Yorkipoo be? What is the age limit of the Yorkipoo? How many years can the oldest Yorkipoo live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Yorkipoo?

How long is the lifespan of a Yorkipoo?

9-15 years
The average lifespan of Yorkipoo: 12 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.

Yorkipoo Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Yorkipoo have? What is the activity level of the Yorkipoo?
Yorkipoo dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Yorkipoo need? How much exercise do Yorkipoo dogs require per day?

Do Yorkipoo dogs need a lot of exercises?

Yorkipoo dogs 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 the Yorkipoo breed need?
Yorkipoo dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.

Yorkipoo Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Yorkipoo need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Yorkipoo breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Yorkipoo? How much food should I feed my Yorkipoo?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
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 gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Yorkipoo weight regularly.

Yorkipoo Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Yorkipoo have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Yorkipoo coats?
BlackGrayTan Red Cream White SilverSable Chocolate Apricot
How to groom the Yorkipoo and how often? How often should I take my Yorkipoo to the groomer?
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 Yorkipoo? Do Yorkipoo dogs shed a lot?
Yorkipoo dogs shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Yorkipoo dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Yorkipoo need a bath? How often should you give a Yorkipoo a bath? Can I bathe my Yorkipoo every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Is the Yorkipoo breed hypoallergenic?
Yorkipoo dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher 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.
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 of a 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 minimum 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 Good With

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?
Yorkipoo dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Yorkipoo temperament with other people:
Yorkipoo dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Yorkipoo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Yorkipoo temperament with children:
Yorkipoo dogs 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? Can they be good with cats? Can the Yorkipoo breed live with a cat?
Yorkipoo dogs 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?
Yorkipoo dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Yorkipoo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Yorkipoo breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yorkipoo dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Yorkipoo dogs good office canines? Do Yorkipoo dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
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 Yorkipoo temperament with senior people? Are Yorkipoo dogs good for elderly owners?
Yorkipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.

Yorkipoo As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Yorkipoo be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Yorkipoo be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 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

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Yorkipoo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor 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.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

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.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Yorkipoo dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yorkipoo Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Yorkipoo pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Yorkipoo breed is pregnant?

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 female 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 female’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.

Litter Frequency

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 in a litter? How many puppies can the Yorkipoo breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Yorkipoo have? How many puppies can a Yorkipoo give birth to?
3-6 puppies

Yorkipoo Recognition

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.

Yorkipoo Pros and Cons

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

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 Poodle">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 Poodle">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.

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Yorkipoo Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Albie Nelson

    Nov 10, 2023, 6:19:59 PM:

    very playful and my yorkipoo does not tend to bark but i know some who do and its friendly.

  • 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.