These are a great choice for someone who wants a Yorkie type pet that is healthier, easier to house train, and much cheaper to own and maintain! Many of these look very much like pure bred Yorkies. These have short hair in the beginning, but the hair of most will grow to be longer later. Most are likely to be low/non-shedders. We raise pure bred Yorkies and also hybrid mixes. Nothing is cuter than a pure bred Yorkie, but the mixes may be easier to train, and cheaper to buy/own. A Yorkie Poo is a hybrid, or cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle, and the term is also used to describe similar combinations of mixes. Many of our Moms at healthypups, for example, are 50-75% Yorkie Hybrids (YorkieX), which are then bred to a Poodle. Yorkie Poos are a designer breed, and are sometimes also called Yorkie Doodles. The Yorkie Poo was created to produce a healthy, hypoallergenic non shedding pet.
A Yorkie Poo is not eligible to be registered as a purebred because it is a hybrid, but can be registered with the hybrid registry. Physical characteristics may vary in Yorkie Poos depending on how they are bred. A Yorkie Poo may also be various other similar percentage mixes, such as Yorkie Poo with either pure bred Yorkie or Poodle. Size of the Yorkie Poo depends upon the size of the parent breed. The Yorkie Poo may also have a head like either of the parents. Yorkie Poo tails may be high or straight. Coat of the Yorkie Poo may be like the Yorkie, Poodle, or in between. The Yorkie Poo is born in several colors, including, white, grey, silver and brown. Yorkie Poo also can be parti-color. Yorkie Poos are considered hypo-allergenic and are popular with allergy patients, because Yorkie Poos don't shed. Dark colored Yorkie Poos can bleach and fade in the sun, and Yorkie Poos may gray as they grow older. Yorkie Poos are happy, smart, perky, and interactive. Yorkie Poos are alert and love people. Yorkie Poos are a good and devoted watch dog. Yorkie Poos like to be involved in family activities. Yorkie Poos are a popular companion dog. Yorkie Poos are active and energetic, but not very hyper. Yorkie Poos do well with children, and Yorkie poos love other animals.
Yorkie Poos often live around 15 years, if they are not too small to be healthy over time. Yorkie Poos are normally a genetically healthy breed. Too small Yorkie Poos may have tracheal collapse, and tiny YorkiePoos may be sensitive to anesthesia. Yorkie Poos, like other similar breeds, need teeth cleaned occasionally. Yorkie Poos need to be brushed, bathed, and taken for hair cuts as needed. Yorkie Poos hair will need to be trimmed around eyes and ears. A Yorkie Poo does not require as much exercise as many breeds. Yorkie Poos do enjoy taking walks, and Yorkie Poos love to lay in your lap and get petted. A Yorkie Poo puppy is good for a house or apartment. Yorkie Poos do best indoors, as smaller Yorkie Poos are too small to stay warm outdoors in cold weather. A Yorkie Poo may love taking walks and playing outside, he is not a good choice to live out there. Yorkie Poos love people and enjoy human interaction. The Yorkie Poo is smart, and most Yorkie Poos are easy to train. Most Yorkie Poo dogs love to learn new tricks. Yorkie Poos love children, but smaller YorkiePoos can be injured by children, so play time may need supervision.