are not a purebred dog, nor is it an AKC recognized breed. Yorkipoos are a hybrid or cross breed developed from the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle. However, the cross is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).
Though the Yorkipoo cross can pull behavioral characteristics from both the Poodle and the Yorkshire Terrier, the Yorkipoo is best known for its playful and spunky attitude and its soft, wavy poodle-like coat. Prospective owners like that they can typically expect a dog with a healthy energy level that also boasts the non-shedding coat and intelligence of the Poodle.
Like Yorkshire Terriers, Yorkipoos are full of energy and love to play. They have a sweet disposition and gentle nature that makes them wonderful companions for children who can respect their small size. Typically, they’re smart, eager to learn and very loyal.
Like Yorkshire Terriers and Toy Poodles, Yorkipoos do best indoors. Their exercise needs are moderate, but they do enjoy short walks interspersed with a couple of trips each week to the dog park. These little rascals like to play and their rambunctious attitude is often contagious.
Because of their terrier ancestry, Yorkipoos like to dig and will sometimes hunt vermin like mice. Your Yorkipoo will enjoy chew toys that pose a challenge, so try something like the hide-a-treat toys that make your dog work for the reward.
In terms of health issues, veterinarians and breeders suggest that you ask about the dog’s risk for progressive retinal atrophy, renal cortical hypoplasia and cataracts. Typically though, hybrid breeds are less vulnerable to breed-specific or genetic health issues.
Adult Size: Depends on the cross, but will typically weigh between 5-15 pounds
Breed: Yorkipoo(Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle Mix)
Breed Group: N/A or Hybrid
* Energy Level: Moderate to High
* Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
* Shedding: None