Also known by the name Yorkiedoodle, the Yorkiepoo is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle breeds. The Yorkiepoo has a round face with two button eyes and a small black muzzle and floppy ears. Their coat is soft and silky and can come in white, apricot, black, tan, and tricolor.
The Yorkiepoo is affectionate, loves to be with people, and attaches to family quickly. It is friendly, playful, and smart. It is also generally lively and spunky. Due to their attached and affectionate nature, they are not a breed that does well being left alone for long periods of time. Yorkiepoos crave attention from their human companions and when alone or bored may bark incessantly or dig on the furniture cushions.
Yorkiepoos typically have a somewhat scruffy coat, although it can also have a curly coat like its Poodle parent. A Yorkiepoo’s grooming needs will depend on its coat, but all Yorkiepoos need regular brushing. The ones with a curlier Poodle-style coat require grooming about every four to six weeks. It is essential to take good care of the coat because without regular grooming it will quickly become matted; which can cause skin infections at the roots of the hair. The Yorkiepoo’s ears also need to be kept clean and dry to minimize wax buildup. Clean them regularly with an ear cleaning solution. Trim their nails as needed, and brush their teeth frequently for overall health and fresh breath.
Yorkiepoos don’t need an excessive amount of exercise; just a little bit of a walk around the block should be okay. A fenced yard or play area is also great. Their minimal need for exercise makes this cross breed a good pet for many living situations.
An easy to train dog, the Yorkiepoo is eager to please its owners. Teach your puppy to socialize and be obedient while it is still young. Mental stimulation and social interaction are important to keep them mentally and physically fit. The Yorkiepoo has the potential to become great at obedience and agility and can become a good therapy dog.
(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on this particular puppy.)