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What is a Yorkie Poo ?

The Yorkie Poo is not a purebred dog, but a mix between the Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle breeds. Poodle hybrids have become very popular over the past few years, and Yorkie Poo's are riding on the top of that wave.

Yorkie Poo's have a wonderful personality that is blend of their parents breeds. They combine the lively, intelligent behavior of the Poodle, with the adorable, loyal nature of the Yorkshire. They are very small dogs that make perfect companions.

Their color is generally black with tan markings, but other colors such as redish tan, black and white, and apricot are also possible. Yorkie Poo's range in size from 5 - 9 lbs. They are mostly a non shedding breed and therefor are popular amongst people with allergies. While this breed is hypoallergenic, it is important to keep in mind that this means they have a decreased tendency to cause allergies. They receive this trait from their Poodle genes. Poodles have hair, instead of standard dog fur, and this results in less shedding.

Yorkie Poo's are quite healthy due to their gene mixing, and they don't have any of the hereditary health problems that Yorkies and Poodles are known to have. Yorkie Poo's in good health can live up to 15 years.

Their coat is soft, smooth and silky and generally has a curl or wave to it. A haicut every 3 to 4 months will keep them looking ever so cute. This will also help prevent their beautful coat from matting. Regular brushing keeps the coat clean and tangle free. Their eyes are dark as well as their nose. The Yorkie Poo's ears can either stand upright like a poodle, or droop like the Yorkshire. Their paws are small and oval shaped but overall the animal is well proportioned.

Yorkie Poo's are known for being great cravers of attention. They quickly grow attached to their family and would have their feelings hurt if they were left outside. They are self confident, energetic, playful, sweet, loving, and above all else, loyal. Much of their brave and loyal behavior can be attributed to their Yorkshire Terrier heritage. They make great family pets because of their ability to coexist with other pets, and they are great with children.

While they are small, they are extremely fast runners. This beautiful mix can be stubborn, but is easy to train. Learning tricks comes easy to this intelligent breed, especially when treats are involved!

The Yorkie Poo seems to truly feel that it is a "big" dog. If runs around just as proud, and fearless as its larger counterparts do. This is another reason that the Yorkie Poo makes a great family watchdog.

Yorkie Poo's thrive indoors and only require moderate exercise. They will enjoy occasional walks and trips to the park just like other dogs.


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