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Yorkie Poo Breed Information

Yorkie Poos are the little canine detectives of dogdom. They love to explore and investigate everything around them, and they are very skilled at alerting visitors. These adorable toy dogs are feisty, loyal, fun-loving, and lively. Their demeanor is confident and cuddly and their personality cheerful. Aside from their canine warrior nature, the Yorkie Poo dogs are very affectionate, smart, and playful. They enjoy dog sports, play dates at dog parks, family adventures, and snuggle time. Yorkie Poo puppies train easily, are very fond of grooming/spa sessions, and make fast friends with other dogs and kids. A designer Doodle Breed, the sweet Yorkie Poo is a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Mini or Toy Poodle.  

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Yorkshire Terrier ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Cheerful, Intelligent, Loyal, Social ADULT WEIGHT 3-14 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 7-15 in LIFE SPAN 10-15 yrs

Yorkie Poo Characteristics

  • The Yorkie Poo is also referred to as Yorkie Doodle, Yorkipoo, and Yo-Yo Poo
  • Low-to-non shedding, the Yorkie Poo is considered a hypoallergenic breed and is a great choice for people who suffer from pet-related allergies
  • Yorkie Poos are vigilant, courageous, and they make excellent watchdogs  
  • With a sweet nature and a caring personality, the Yorkie Poo is a magnificent therapy dog
  • Yorkie Poo hybrid vigor
  • Yorkie Poos are great with kids, dogs, and other household pets
  • Highly trainable, easy to care for, and quick to form bonds, the Yorkie Poo puppies make fantastic first pets for novice owners
  • The Yorkie Poo adapts easily and is comfortable in both small city apartments as well as large country-side homes
  • Moderately active, always happy, and eager to please, the Yorkie Poo is an ideal companion pet for families with kids, couples, singles, and seniors

Yorkie Poo Breeders

Like people, the most critical moments in a puppy's life starts in the beginning. It truly takes a special breeder to assist with nourishing and raising an Yorkipoo puppy properly. Only the nation's best Yorkipoo breeders can provide the best quality of life. Here at Premier Pups, we work hand-in-hand with our breeders. Providing a safe, natural, comfortable, and healthy environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential.

The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We directly take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations. We only align ourselves with Yorkipoo breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest. We spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment.

Yorkie Poo Appearance

Yorkie Poos, although tiny, have the personality, attitude, and skills of much larger fearless dogs. They have a confident demeanor, a spunky attitude, and a determined pounce. These adorable toy dogs stand at 7 to 15 inches tall and weigh between 3 to 14 pounds (depending on the Toy or Mini size of their Poodle parent). The Yorkie Poo has a well-proportioned sturdy-built body, a cute button nose, and dark shiny eyes. Their ears can resemble that of the Poodle parent or the Yorkshire Terrier parent. The Yorkie Poo sports a minimal to non-shedding coat that can be curly to wavy or straight. The Yorkie Poo coat is long, silky, and smooth, and comes in various colors and color combinations that include white, black, tan, brown, apricot, red, or silver, with various patterns and markings. The Yorkie Poo is a hypoallergenic breed very much favored by those suffering from pet-related allergies.

Yorkie Poo Temperament

Yorkie Poo dogs are spunky, happy, and playful dogs. They are very fond (and very skilled) at canine sports like agility, obedience, and tracking, games of fetch and hide-and-seek, and dog tricks and stunts. They enjoy trotting along on family adventures, short hikes, and quick jogs. Many Yorkie Poo dog owners attest that their sweet dogs are impartial to the type of activities they take part in as long as they are with their human family. They enjoy lazing around the house and cuddling for hours on end as much as they enjoy going for long walks or chases at the dog park.  When it comes to their families, Yorkie Poos are gentle, loyal, and caring companion pets. They are always at the ready for cuddles, pampering, and playtime. These precious dogs are generous in affection, protective of their people, and dedicated to pleasing. They are also excellent with children, although they are a better fit for older kids who know how to be gentle around toy dogs. Yorkie Poo puppies are as bright as they come and thanks to their Poodle genes, they can be trained quite easily. These adorable puppies are fast learners, people-pleasers, and puppy treat lovers. With proper motivation, short, fun, and interesting training sessions, there is no limit to what these puppies can be taught.  

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Yorkie Poo History

The Yorkie Poo is a designer crossbreed of a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and a purebred Toy or Miniature Poodle. The Yorkie Poo Doodle Breed originated in the United States a little over 20 years ago and has seen a steady rise in popularity ever since. These cute dogs have made their presence known worldwide with their strong loyal tendencies, joyful personalities, and sweet nature. They are renowned competitors in dog sports, famous Instagram stars, amazing therapy dogs, and greatly loved companion pets. As the fur-baby of two exceedingly bright dog breeds, the Yorkie Poo inherits an amazing set of qualities that include great agility, big brains, a friendly disposition, and an affectionate nature from the Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle parent breeds. Because Yorkie Poos are fairly new in the Designer Doodle World, they don’t have much breed history. We can take a look at the history of the Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle parent breeds to better understand the Yorkie Poo Doodle Breed.  

The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as Yorkie, is one of the most versatile small dog breeds around. Although not as ancient as other small breeds, Yorkies have enriched their history with jobs like rodent hunters in the mines of Yorkshire, war heroes, the first known therapy dogs, show dogs, and luxury pets for royalty. Yorkies arrived in the United States in 1870 and joined the American Kennel Club soon after. Today, the gorgeous little Yorkshire Terrier is one of the most popular breeds across Europe and the United States.  

The Poodle also referred to as Caniche in France and Pudel or Pudelin in Germany, is one of the most ancient breeds in the canine kingdom. The lovely Poodles worked as military dogs, circus performers, therapy dogs, hunters, and many more jobs in which they proved their amazing canine skills. The Poodle breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 and has been since named the National Dog of France, Best in Show at Westminster, and classified as the second most intelligent dog breed in the world.  

The Yorkie Poo is currently recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Dog Kennel Club.

Frequently Asked Questions

What breeds make a Yorkie Poo? The Yorkie Poo is a designer hybrid mix crossed between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle.

How big does the Yorkie Poo get? These tiny pups weigh in at around 7 pounds and grow to a height of 7-8 inches.

What is the lifespan of the Yorkie Poo? Yorkie Poo’s live between 11 – 15 years on average.

What are the exercise requirements for a Yorkie Poo? Although the Yorkie Poo does not require a lot of exercise, they still need their daily dose of playtime. A 20-30 minute daily walk along with some active play either indoor or outdoor should be plenty to keep your little one fit and trim.

How often does my Yorkie Poo need to be groomed? Your little one should be brushed daily to keep their hair silky soft and clean and prevent any tangles or mats. They should also get professionally groomed every 4 to 8 weeks.

What is the difference between a Yorkie Poo and a Yoodle? Not a thing. This is just another name for the same dog. They may also be referred to as a Yorkapoo or a Yorkiedoodle.

What type of coat does the Yorkie Poo have? The Yorkie Poo’s coat can be curly, wavy or straight, and its texture is on lighter side and often silky.

What is the temperament of the Yorkie Poo? The Yorkie Poo is a free spirit and fun-loving dog that loves being in the company of its humans. The heritage of the Yorkshire Terrier and Toy poodle make for a very intelligent and easygoing pup.

Do Yorkie Poo’s bark a lot? Yes. These vocal little dogs love to hear themselves “speak”, which makes for an excellent watch dog. However, this could get their owner in some hot water with the neighbors. Early socialization and proper training can help to minimize the amount of barking as they get older.

Is a Yorkie Poo a good choice for a first time dog owner? Yes, they are an excellent choice. They are very adaptable and eager to please, which means they want to keep their owner happy-making training a breeze. In addition, they thrive on giving lots of love and cuddles.

What is a Teacup Yorkie Poo? A Teacup Yorkie Poo is a term used by breeders to focus on the little size of the breed. Smaller sized dogs are chosen from first generation (F1) Yorkie Poos and bred with small purebred Toy Poodles for achieving teacup size. It is often discouraged to breed Teacup sized dogs as they often have a weak bone structure and health problems.

What is a first generation (F1) Yorkie Poo? A first generation (F1) Yorkie Poo is the first generation of hybrids bred from a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and purebred Poodle.

What is an F1b Yorkie Poo? The F1B hybrid is 75% Poodle bred with a Yorkie Poo.

Do Yorkie Poo’s suffer from leg problems? Given its weight and its small frame, the stress factor on the bones and joints should not be too high. The most common problem found in dogs, including the Yorkie Poo is when they suffer from a luxating patella. This is a relatively common problem in smaller dogs.

Do I need to buy clothes for my Yorkie Poo because of their size? Given that these are mostly indoor pets, they will not need clothing to keep them warm, they will be quite content in their natural state.