Breed Introduction: Yorkiepoo Dog
A yorkiepoo is a hybrid dog, bred for the first time in the United States, by crossing a Yorkshire terrier and a poodle, or by breeding yorkiepoo to yorkiepoo. The Yorkipoo has low-dander, a low-shedding coat, and the small size of a toy breed. They are happy in different types of homes, and can make an excellent companion for the elderly. With their gentle and loving disposition, the Yorkipoos have proven that they can be successful therapy dogs!
The Yorkipoo does well at training and is usually a quick learner. It can be stubborn, but this trait tends to rear its ugly head if training is harsh or becomes repetitive. Keep lessons fun and interesting, and trainings should be easy. Consistent and positive reinforcement is the only way to train a Yorkipoo, especially since harsh corrections can seriously injure such a small dog.
The Yorkipoo is quite a young hybrid — he's been popular for about a decade. He was originally developed to create a toy-sized dog that had a hypoallergenic coat and was free of the genetic disorders that affected the parent breeds, the Yorkshire terrier and the Toy or Miniature Poodle.
The success of crossing the Poodle with the Yorkshire terrier has had mixed results, as with any hybrid; but the popularity of the Yorkipoo has grown. Today, most Yorkipoo litters are still the result of first-generation breeding.
The Yorkipoo ranges from 7 to 15 inches in height and 3 to 14 pounds in weight.
The Yorkipoo is an active, affectionate, fun-loving dog who relishes the company of people. It is loving and loyal, a true companion dog who enjoys participating in family activities.
The Yorkipoo is far too small to live outside; he must live indoors for both his physical and emotional well-being. It requires daily exercise, since he has a surprising amount of energy.
The coat of the Yorkipoo can range from straight to curly, and it should be luxuriously soft and silky in texture.
It is a non- to low-shedder and can make an excellent companion for people with allergies.