What is a Yorkipoo Dog?
Yorkie Poodle Mix
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Yorkie Poodle Mix Breed History
Yorkshire Terrier Breed History:
Yorkshire Terriers, commonly referred to as Yorkies, are the product of mid-1800s Yorkshire and Lancashire counties of England. There, these dogs were the fashionable lapdog of noble ladies. That being said, these dogs started with a practical purpose which was to help weavers.
These dogs were small enough to squeeze into small spaces but tough enough to ferociously hunt their prey. This combination made them the ideal dog for hunting vermin and rats in textile mills as well as coal mines.
When the English Kennel Club granted the Yorkie recognition in 1886, it become more of a status symbol and companion.
Poodle Breed History:
While commonly associated with the French, the Poodle actually originated as a duck hunter in Germany over 400 years ago. In German, “pudelin” refers to the splashing in water that the dogs would do to retrieve waterfowl. The Poodle’s curly, weatherproof coat as well as its natural swimming ability and high intelligence made it an excellent retriever.
Eventually, Poodles made their way from the lake to the life of luxury as they were the breed of choice by French nobles, and eventually royalty across all of Europe. To this day, the Poodle is still the national dog of France. The entertainment industry then caught on to the Poodle’s showy looks, intelligence, and ease of trainability and gave them a prominent role in circus acts across the world.
While the Poodle started out as the “standard” variety, eventually the miniature and toy variations were bred. The Toy Poodle started in the United States in the early 20th century to be a city-dwelling companion dog. Due to the many positive personality traits and its hypoallergenic coat, Poodles are now commonly bred with a wide variety of other breeds to produce the “designer” hybrid dogs known and loved by many as “doodles.”
Yorkipoo Breed History:
The Yorkipoo dog breed is a relatively recent addition to the Doodle family, only being developed around 10-15 years ago. These dogs were created to be small, versatile, and easy to care for.
Yorkie Poodle Mix Appearance & Grooming
How Big Do Yorkipoos Get?
A Yorkipoo’s size is determined mostly by whether its Poodle parent was a standard, miniature, or toy. On top of that, the gender of the puppy and the genetics of the parents play important factors as well.
With that in mind, a Toy Yorkipoo will typically weigh between 6-10 pounds and have a height of 4-9 inches. A Miniature Yorkipoo will weigh in at around 10-15 pounds and stand roughly 9-14 inches tall. Yorkipoos are rarely, if ever, bred from Standard Poodles.
Yorkipoo Dog Breed Coat & Grooming:
The coat of a Yorkie Poodle Mix typically comes in silver, brown, cream, or a combination of those colors. Their fur can range anywhere from straight, like the Yorkshire Terrier to curly like the Poodle and usually is of medium to longer length.
How curly your dog’s fur is dictates how often they must be brushed. A minimum of brushing every other day is required for Yorkipoos, with the ideal frequency being every day to prevent matting and tangles.
Are Yorkipoos Hypoallergenic?
Do Yorkipoos Shed?
Due to the unpredictability of genetics, there is no guarantee that any particular dog, or litter of dogs will be hypoallergenic and/or non-shedding. Some individuals’ allergies are more sensitive to certain breeds than other breeds, but there is no scientific evidence that shows that certain hybrid breeds are universally more or less hypoallergenic than others.
With that being said, as the Yorkshire Poodle Mix is a cross between two hypoallergenic breeds, it’s typically a safe bet that Yorkshire Terrier Poodle Mix puppies will be hypoallergenic and non-shedding as well.
Yorkie Poodle Mix Health & Wellness
Yorkipoo Dog Breed Lifespan:
The life expectancy of a healthy and well-cared-for Yorkshire Terrier Poodle Mix is around 12-15 years.
Yorkipoo Dog Breed Common Health Concerns:
Yorkipoos may be susceptible to the common health problems of both the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle. However, due to the genetic diversity from crossing these two breeds, the result may be a lower chance of developing these inherited health concerns.
Some of the more common genetic disorders to be on the lookout for in the Yorkshire Terrier Poodle Mix include Dental Diseases, Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Lens Luxation, Petellar Luxation, Portosystemic Shunt, Tracheal Collapse, and Von Willebrand’s Disease.
Due to the cost of treating these common health concerns, we highly encourage all dog owners invest in pet insurance. We recommend getting a free online quote from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance.
Yorkie Poodle Mix Temperament & Personality
Yorkipoo Dog Breed Behavioral Traits:
Yorkipoos are loving and entertaining little dogs who are always on the lookout for mischief and games. They’re quite affectionate and as such aren’t good at being left alone for extended periods of time. Apartment dwellers should also proceed with caution as they are known for their avid and extremely loud barking so, while they make for excellent watchdogs, shared walls aren’t ideal.
However, they are very intelligent and easily trained. Good with both children and pets, you do have to watch out for too rough of behavior because Yorkipoos are quite small and fragile.
Yorkipoo Dog Breed Activity Requirements:
Yorkipoos can get a lot of their daily exercise needs in just from casual playtime around the house. That being said, regular walks are still key to a happy and healthy Yorkipoo dog so plan to spend at least 15-20 minutes each day going for a stroll.