Yorkie Poodle Mix - Yorkiepoo


The Yorkie Poodle Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Yorkie and the Poodle. This is sometimes referred to as the Yorkiepoo. This has become a common mixed breed dog. Be very careful when getting one as these are a common breed to come from Puppy Mills. We will examine some common questions about the different Yorkie Poodle mixes below.  Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful  Yorkie Poodle Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.

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Yorkie Poodle Mix - Yorkiepoo History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Poodle History

The Poodle originally came from Germany, just like the Rottweiler. So, this is a German sucker. They were initially bred for collecting waterfowl for hunters. They are known for being extremely intelligent as well as very good swimmers. Their funky haircuts came about to make them more buoyant in the water. While there are three sizes of Poodle they are not individual breeds just small Poodles bred to get small Yorkie Poodles. They are hypo-allergenic so are good for families with allergies and are highly intelligent and eager to please which means they are good at training and learning. They are loyal and good natured dogs but highly energetic so need a lot of stimulation and exercise.

Yorkie History

The Yorkshire Terrier (also called a "Yorkie") originated in Yorkshire (and adjoining Lancashire). This happens to be a county in northern England.[In the mid-19th century, workers from Scotland came to Yorkshire in search of work and brought with them several different varieties of small terriers. Breeding of the Yorkshire Terrier was "principally accomplished by the people—mostly operatives in cotton and woolen mills—in the counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire." They were originally bred to hunt small animals, such as rats. In the early days of the breed, "almost anything in the shape of a Terrier having a long coat with blue on the body and fawn or silver coloured head and legs, with tail docked and ears trimmed, was received and admired as a Yorkshire Terrier". But in the late 1860s, a popular Paisley type Yorkshire Terrier show dog named Huddersfield Ben, owned by a woman living in Yorkshire, Mary Ann Foster, was seen at dog shows throughout Great Britain, and defined the breed type for the Yorkshire Terrier. This all comes from Wikipedia. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshire_Terrier#History


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Yorkie Poodle Mix - Yorkiepoo Size and Weight

Poodle

Height: 18-24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 45 - 70 lb.

Lifespan: 8 -15 years


Yorkie

Height: 8-9 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 4 - 6 lb.

Lifespan: 12 - 15 years



Yorkie Poodle Mix - Yorkiepoo Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. The Yorkiepoo will be a fun and cuddly little dog. These are smaller and friendly little dogs that would do well for older people. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They should be extremely friendly and get along well with other dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”


Yorkie Poodle Mix - Yorkiepoo Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Yorkie Poodle mix might be prone to: Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Addison's Disease, Thyroid Issues, Bloat, Hypoglycemia

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Yorkie Poodle Mix - Yorkiepoo Care

What are the grooming requirements?

This should be a pretty easy dog to groom. They are small and don’t really shed all that much. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. Either way, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the exercise requirements?

Like all dogs they will do better if they get plenty of exercise. Being that it is a smaller dog it won’t require as much exercise as a larger breed. Plan on exercising them daily to keep their energy level down. He might be bouncing off the walls so get ready. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

Though intelligent, it might be stubborn and demanding. It will need a strong, firm handler that is consistent and won’t let this dog take advantage of them. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Yorkie Poodle Mix - Yorkiepoo Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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