The Yorkie Poo is a designer crossbreed between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. Though there is little known of its origin, we do know that is was bred in the United States within the last 20 to 30 years for companionship and its hypoallergenic coat. Its loving, intelligent, energetic personality makes it a great choice for first-time dog owners.
Appearance and Grooming
As with many hybrids the coat of these puppies can vary. Their non -shedding, hypoallergenic coats will always be silky and quite soft, but could also be curly, wavy, or straight. The coat can be many colors including apricot, red and white, black, black and white, black and tan and tri-colored. With rather long coats they need brushing several times each week to prevent tangles and knots. A monthly bath is also recommended to keep your dogs coat soft and clean.
Energetic and always ready to play, this little hybrid is affectionate and loves the company of people. Because they crave the attention of their owner however, it is not a breed that does well when left alone for long periods of time. If left unattended for long periods of time it becomes lonely and bored, which may lead to incessant barking or digging.
Family and Companionship
This fun loving and loyal puppy makes the perfect companion for any person or family that can be with them much of the time. They make an excellent pet for seniors or those who are retired. They can easily thrive in any environment whether in a big home or an apartment. Their low-maintenance needs and sweet personalities make them a favorite with many pet owners.
Yorkie Poos require a smaller amount of exercise than most hybrids. Though they are lively and always ready to play a small walk around the block is really all they need to keep trim, and healthy. This makes them a good choice for pet parents with limited mobility. A fenced yard is also an excellent way to keep these pups healthy and happy.
Training and Socialization
Their eager to please and enthusiastic attitudes make for an easily trainable dog. They are extremely intelligent like that of both parent breeds and aim to please their owners. Focusing on positive training methods while working with this crossbreed will reap the most rewards as these pups will not do well with harsh or negative methods. Early socialization is key for this curious breed as they are very interested in everyone and thing around them. Early socialization makes for a well-rounded dog.