• The Yappy Happy Yorkiepoo: Ruff Life Breed Spotlight


    The Yorkie Poo is a beautiful combination of Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle. They have a happy-go-lucky attitude that’s helped it to claim its place as one of the most popular mixed breeds.

    If a pint-sized, lovable companion is something you are after, the Yorkie Poo is sure to delight!

    The Best of Both Worlds

    The Yorkie Poo is small in size, hypoallergenic and easy to care for, making it a top choice for many dog lovers. This breed of dog can easily become a companion for everyone, including the elderly, someone single or a family, as long as the dog is properly introduced to their new environment. While they will gladly cuddle up beside you and take a nice nap on your lap, they also love to play and run but do not require a large amount of exercise. While they are little, they still tend to give ownership to their territory and are not afraid to let a visitor or intruder know that they are there.


    The Life of a Yorkie Poo

     A Yorkie Poo will generally live between 10 to 15 years if properly cared for. Their personality can vary greatly from litter to litter and also if they have more Poodle personality or more Yorkshire Terrier in them. They are a very loyal and faithful breed that will become close to owners. A Yorkie Poo does require attention and affection and they will let you know if they are craving more.

    Taking Care of a Yorkie Poo

     A Yorkie Poo is typically highly intelligent, which makes them fairly easy to train. With the typical high intelligence also usually comes a stubborn streak, so house training and all other training should start as early as possible. They can have a shorter attention span, so performing training frequently in shorter bursts is usually best for this breed.

    Exercise is Best

     While a Yorkie Poo requires much less exercise than most breeds, they still need to be up and about. Having ample indoor space for them to run will make it easier for exercise in the winter if you are in a cold climate as they tend to not enjoy cold temperatures. If you can be outside with this breed, a quick 30-minute walk will give them just enough exercise on top of their everyday movement.

    Caring For Your Pup

     Regardless of whether your Yorkie Poo has Poodle or Terrier hair, they still will need routine grooming. They should also be brushed at least once a day to keep their coat in perfect condition. The Yorkie Poo is typically a fairly healthy dog but can suffer from typical smaller dog health concerns, such as joint issues. This breed can also experience epilepsy more often than other breeds. Yorkie Poos will get very attached to their owners and family, so separation anxiety is another concern for this breed. Building a relationship with a reputable pet sitter will help immensely. Also, having the dog acclimated to who will give care in your absence will help to ease anxiety.

    Yorkie Poos can be a wonderful addition to any family. Always make sure to plan in advance for any new dog entering your life. From dog food to padded dog collars, you’ll want to have everything your dog needs in advance.

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