If you would like to have a small, cute, affectionate, confident yet sensitive dog for a pet or companion, then you might want to consider looking at Yorkie Poo puppies. As their name suggests, these small dogs are hybrids of the Yorkshire terrier and the Poodle. The parents of the Yorkie poo may be purebred or not. The Yorkie poo is also known as the Yoyo-poo or the Yorkie-doodle.
Yorkie Poo attributes
Yorkie poo dogs are hypoallergenic, as they do not shed. This makes them ideal for homes with allergy-sufferers. They have soft, silky coats, that come in different colors, mainly black, white or tan, or a combination. Their hair can be wavy, curly or straight. Yorkie poos have bright, dark, intelligent eyes. Their ears can be droopy like a poodle’s or perky like a terrier’s. They weigh from 4 to 10 pounds when fully grown. Their temperament is normally a combination of their parents’ breeds’ temperaments. They are confident, playful, brave, affectionate, energetic, intelligent, sweet and loving.
Caring for a new Yorkie poo puppy
As with all baby animals, the first concern once you bring your Yorkie poo puppy home, is training. You will need to toilet train your new puppy, as well as house-break it. This will take several months, and you will need limitless amounts of patience. After about 6 months, your puppy should be more or less house-broken, at which point you may want to consider obedience training. While house-breaking and toilet training your pet, you should definitely think about investing in a puppy pen.
Yorkie poo puppies, just like any other puppies, are active and adventurous. A puppy pen will allow you to confine your puppy temporarily to one place. You should however make sure he has everything he needs in his pen. This includes, food, water, a comfy bed, a toilet area and chew toys. You must avoid leaving your puppy alone with cheap plastic toys that have detachable parts and pose a choking hazard to your pet. Since Yorkie poo puppies are so tiny, you should also consider attaching a small bell to your pet’s collar, so as not to lose track of him.
You must not forget to make sure your Yorkie poo puppy gets all his vaccinations. As well, invest in a good heartworm medication, as advised by your vet. Heartworm prophylaxis should begin at around 3 months of age. Your Yorkie poo will need to eat 3 times daily, and drink water frequently. You should avoid letting your puppy drink a lot of water before bedtime as he will then need to relieve himself throughout the night. You should start your puppy on puppy food for the first year of his life, then wean him to adult dog food in the second year.
Yorkie poos have long hair which, although silky and less prone to shedding, tends to get tangled and matted if not groomed daily. You will not need to exercise your Yorkie poo puppy every day, but you will need to brush his coat daily, to prevent having to painfully detangle his coat later on. If you are not ready to commit to daily brushing, a Yorkie poo puppy is probably not for you. However, Yorkie poo puppies are sweet, affectionate, courageous, take up very little space, can be carried and are the perfect house pets, so you may want to consider that as well.