The Yorkipoo is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and either a Miniature or Toy Poodle. Yorkipoos are very affectionate, but also tend to suffer from separation anxiety. While their appearance is variable, Yorkipoos tend to have longer legs and a slender build. The head is somewhat delicate, with a tapered muzzle and dark eyes.
Yorkipoo breed attributes
About Yorkipoo breed
The Yorkipoo is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and either a Miniature or Toy Poodle. Later generations are created by crossbreeding Yorkipoos, though Yorkipoos may also be bred back to a Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier, depending on the desired breed characteristics. Yorkipoos look different, depending on which generation they are form.
While their appearance is variable, Yorkipoos tend to have longer legs and a slender build. The head is somewhat delicate, with a tapered muzzle and dark eyes.
Although the Yorkipoo’s coat varies from dog to dog, they usually have silky fur. The coat may be straight or curly. The Yorkipoo was bred in an attempt to create a hypoallergenic pet, and shed very little if at all. Some Yorkipoos are ideal pets for those with allergies. It depends on which hybrid generation the dog is from, and even on the individual dog.
Yorkipoos come in many different colours, including white, cream, apricot, red, sable, and black. There are also lots of possible coat patterns, such as patches.
The Yorkipoo is generally a healthy breed; however they are prone to a few health conditions:
- Addison’s disease
- Atopic dermatitis
- Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
- Patellar Luxation
- Porto-systemic shunt
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On the whole, Yorkipoos are intelligent dogs that are quick learners. Often stubborn but also sensitive, you’ll need to be fair, and to keep the lessons interesting. Your Yorkipoo won’t cooperate if training is boring! Being too strict with this dog won’t work, as your Yorkipoo will simply refuse to listen. These dogs tend to respond well to positive reinforcement.
Yorkipoos tend to be sweet and active. These dogs are fun and friendly: they want to meet everyone, play all day, and give you a big cuddle. Though Yorkipoos can be a little suspicious of strangers, if properly socialised, your Yorkipoo will learn to be polite with new people. Socialisation will also help increase your dog’s confidence in new situations.
The Yorkipoo is an ideal apartment dog. The only downside is that they love to bark. Even if you teach “quiet” and “speak”, some Yorkipoos just cannot help themselves and will bark if anyone walks past the door. This breed is quite active, and will benefit from a proper daily walk; he/she will also enjoy same play time!
The Yorkipoo’s coat rarely sheds, which means that you’ll need to brush their fur every day to remove tangles. Your Yorkipoo may also benefit from regular visits to the groomer for a trim. The low-shedding coat does mean that if you have allergies, this breed might be a good pet.
Yorkipoos are very affectionate, but also tend to suffer from separation anxiety. This breed is not a good choice if you need to leave your dog at home for long hours. If you work from home, or can bring your pet to work, then a Yorkipoo is a good pick. These sweet, playful dogs make excellent family pets, but they are more suitable for older children who will play gently with this small dog. They tend to get along well with dogs and other pets.
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