An extremely popular crossbreed, Yorkiepoo also known as Yorkipoo or Yorkie Doodle is produced by the mating of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle. We enlist all the important facts related to this cute dog for prospective owners.
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Even if they belong to the same litter, sometimes yorkiepoo puppies can have major differences in their appearance.
A yorkiepoo is a fun loving, designer dog that serves as a delightful companion for anyone. In the world of crossbred dogs, yorkiepoos are immensely popular.
As it is a crossbred, a yorkiepoo is not eligible for registration with purebred canine clubs such as American Kennel Club (AKC), but it is registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club.
The main motive behind the crossing of the poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier is to combine the adaptability, intelligence, and reduced coat shedding of the poodle with the bold attitude and stubbornness of the Yorkshire Terrier. The end result – yorkiepoos turned to be an extremely joyful, friendly, non shedding, people oriented, and easy to train dogs.
Certain breeders produce a yorkiepoo by crossing a purebred poodle with a purebred Yorkshire Terrier, resulting into a First Generation Cross. There are others who cross a yorkiepoo with a poodle or a Yorkshire Terrier, resulting into a Backcross, and sometimes they even cross it with other yorkiepoos, resulting into a Multi-Generation Cross.
Basic Yorkiepoo Information
» The yorkiepoo is not recognized by The American Kennel Club, even though it is produced by two of the purest dog breeds in the world. Yorkiepoos are a crossbred, and various popular canine clubs have been created across the United States for its recognition. They are also popular in many international dog competitions and designer dog shows for animals.
» Yorkiepoos are adaptable, happy, intelligent and very energetic in nature. Due to their adaptable attitude, yorkiepoos are pretty easy to train. They are always eager to learn new tricks. Although they are great with kids, experts recommend supervision during the play between yorkiepoos and kids, as the dog can easily get injured due to its small size.
» Although most of its physical exercise requirements are met through indoor activities, yorkiepoos do enjoy outdoor walks with their masters.
» Yorkiepoos are considered healthier than their purebred ancestors, but this doesn’t mean that they won’t fall sick. They are prone to dental problems, cataracts, hip dysplasia, luxating patella, Legg-Calvé-Perthes Syndrome (a condition where the dog faces an addition or loss of bone mass at the ball-point of the hip joint), and liver shunt (blood flowing around the liver and not through it, causing an increase in toxins in the blood causing the liver to shut down).
Regular health check up and periodic shots are the best way to ensure that the dog remains safe from such dangers.
Interesting Yorkiepoo Facts
» The average size of a yorkiepoo is 7-12 inches and it weighs 4-15 pounds.
» The coat of a yorkiepoo can be curly, wavy or straight, and the ears can either be erect like a Yorkie’s or floppy like a poodle’s.
» Their non shedding characteristic, makes them a favorite among dog lovers suffering from allergies.
» The young ones are available in a wide range of colors such as white, silver, gray, and brown.
» Barking is its favorite pastime, and be ready to hear a continuous noise whenever a stranger is approaching the door or if the dog senses something suspicious.
As yorkiepoos are companion dogs, they will get sad and depressed if left alone for long hours.
» A healthy yorkiepoo can live for almost 12-15 years.
» It is essential to brush and groom the coat of a yorkiepoo regularly to prevent matting.
» Owners should also ensure that the hair around the dog’s eyes are cleaned regularly to avoid debris buildup and tear stains.
Before purchasing a yorkiepoo, check out the various adoption and fostering centers around your block. There are many healthy yorkiepoos that are in need of a caring home. Contact the national or local breed club for any information regarding adoption centers, and help save a dog.