The Yorkie Poo is a small dog that is bred from parents of two pure breeds that breed well together. The two parent breeds are the Yorkshire terrier and the poodle. The smaller toy or miniature poodle is generally preferred. The black and brown colors of the Yorkshire terrier often dominate the colors of the Yorkie poo but the Yorkie Poo can also be black, beige, or white as well. These dogs tend to have very little shedding of hair. This makes them suitable for owners who may have allergies. The coat can be curly or straight.
Their adult size is around 5 to 8 pounds and they can be 7 to 8 inches tall. The Yorkie Poo enjoys several of the nicer traits of its two parent breeds. They possess the nice easygoing personalities of the Yorkshire terrier. Their non-shedding nature comes from the poodle. Being of small stature they are popular with folks who want a little dog. Knowing the two parent breeds will give you some insight into what to expect from a Yorkie Poo puppy. Yorkie Poos are affectionate, smart, and very devoted to their human families.
They socialize with humans well but can sometimes have difficulty with small children. A Yorkie Poo who is ignored can destroy household items so be prepared to offer plenty of attention. A small dog cage is all that is needed for transporting your Yorkie Poo.
They need a good deal of exercise and mental stimulation. A good walk or some playful activity will help keep them healthy. They make excellent watchdogs, as they will bark at a stranger quickly. As with any new puppy be sure to start introducing him to other animals and people as soon as possible. This will assure a well-balanced dog mentally and make him a better pet.
Cockapoo puppies are another choice you may wish to consider.