Always ready to entertain, the Yorkie-Poo is truly a clown in disguise.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Yorkiepoo.
Only existing for about a decade, the Yorkiepoo is part of a growing trend of designer dogs. He was initially developed as a toy-sized companion dog with a hypoallergenic coat and free of common health problems of the parent breeds. Like all designer breeds, Yorkiepoos can inherit the traits of either breed, and most Yorkiepoo litters are the result of first generation Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle parents. Some breeders have focused on creating a dog with more consistent traits by breeding Yorkiepoos together.
The Yorkie-Poo is generally lively and spunky. He has a zest for life and attaches to his family quickly. This hybrid breed is affectionate and loves to be with people. He is not a breed that does well being locked away in a crate or being left alone for long periods of time. Yorkie-Poos crate attention from their human companions and when alone or bored, may bark incessantly or dig on the furniture cushions. He does best in a family who can be with him for much of the time.
Yorkshire Terrier and Toy Poodle mix puppies are the sweetest and most adorable creatures on earth however; they are very fragile. If hugged or squeezed too tightly, the puppy can die. Even a short fall or someone tripping over him can cause severe injury or death to the pup. Great care and supervision are needed with a Yorkie-Poo puppy.
The Yorkie Poo does not require a lot of exercise. Most of its exercise requirements can be met through indoor activity, but Yorki Poos love going on walks with their owner and regular play time outdoors, and have enough stamina to come alongside for a longer jog. The Yorki Poo is well suited to apartment life. His ability to run fast and jump high can be surprising to those not expecting a canine Superman.
5) Family Pet
The Yorkipoo is a gentle and loving dog who can do well with children. He’s not recommended for homes with very young children, since he can be easily injured when improperly handled. A Yorkipoo can make an excellent companion for an older, more considerate child. In general, he does well with other dogs and pets. He may display prey drive due to his Yorkie parent, however. That may lead him to chase smaller pets and cats, but usually it’s in good fun.
The Yorkie Poo can have a long, straight, silky coat like the Yorkshire Terrier, a fine frizzy, wooly coat like the Poodle, or anything in between. Yorkie Poos come in a wide variety of colors, such as brown, silver, gray, and white. Many are two-toned in a pattern similar to the Yorkshire Terrier, with a cream or chestnut body, legs, and mask, and gray or silver on the collar, top of the head, and ears.
He is a non- to low-shedder and can make an excellent companion for people with allergies. Get into the habit of brushing your Yorkie Poo on a weekly basis. They will also need to be bathed and shampooed when necessary. Their hair should be trimmed on a regular basis, especially around the eyes and ears.
Barking is a favorite pastime. Occasionally a Yorkipoo can be trained to bark less, but expect to hear the noise whenever someone comes to the door. He has no clue that his bark doesn’t terrify anyone. However, Yorkipoos greet strangers as if they were long lost friends. Generally, they will allow other people to pet them and lavish them with attention but; he might draw the line at picking him up.
An easily trainable dog, the Yorkipoo is eager to please his owners. Yorkie-Poos can quickly learn basic commands but can also learn typical parlor tricks such as crawl, play dead and dance. His enthusiasm and desire to entertain will keep your family and friends entertained and laughing!
A newly developed crossbreed, the Yorkiepoo is predisposed to the health problems that effect both Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles. These can include cataracts, retinal detachment, dry eye, corneal dystrophy, keratitis, hypoglycemia, progressive retinal atrophy and endocardiosis.