Yorkie Poo is a hybrid breed resulted from the cross of Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle. It was designed to create a toy-sized dog, free of genetic disorders from its parents. It has its origin in United States of America. It has a height between 7 and 15 inches and a weight between 3 and 14 pounds, specific to the size of the Poodle used for crossbreeding.
It has a silky and curly hair in different colors which is hypoallergenic, making it perfect for living in an apartment and for families with children. It must live only indoors to keep its physical and emotional well-being.
Yorkie Poo is active, affectionate, fun-loving and loyal companion which love being in a family. It is confident such as Yorkshire Terrier, easygoing and less demanding than other small breeds. It is also smart and if it is correctly trained, it can become watchful and open to explore new things. Its temperament varies depending on heredity factors, training and socialization. It is a curious and playful breed and needs early socialization to become a well-rounded dog. It loves to be the center of attention and it is brave, easy to train and gently like the Poodle. It is perfect for families with big kids and needs to be respected and protected. It can adapt easily to apartment life where it needs a place for its own. Crate training in puppyhood will help it accept confinement if it should be boarded and will also help to avoid accidents in the house. It shouldn’t be kept in a crate more than few hours as it is a people dog.
Yorkie Poo requires regular brush to avoid tangles and bath once a month to keep its hair and skin healthy. It also needs measured and quality dry food and a small quantity of canned food.
It requires daily exercise and walks as it has lots of energy. These will keep it happy and healthy.
It is prone to gum disease, bad breath, loss of teeth, epilepsy or other diseases which it can inherit from its parents if they are not carefully selected for the crossbreeding. It can inherit from the Poddle the tendency to develop diseases like cataracts, allergies, skin problems, hip dysplasia, Von Hillenbrand – a genetic disease which prevents blood clotting. On the other hand, it can inherit from Yorkshire Terrier health issues like dermatitis that lead to hair loss or problems with blood flow between liver and the rest of the body, hypoglycemia or tooth problems. If it is correctly crossed and cared, it can live more than 15 years.
If you’re looking for a fun-loving designer dog which is intelligent, affectionate and gentle, choose a Yorkie Poo. It will become your companion to whom you’ll be in love with from the first moments. Premier Pups sells Yorkie Poo dogs from reputable breeders that are checked-up by vets to ensure they meet our standards. We sell small breed puppies in Ohio and nearby states like West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania.