Do Yorkie Poos Change Color? (Solved & Explained!)

Yes, Yorkie Poos do indeed change color, a process which begins around 6 months of age. From then until they are 1 or 2 years old, your Yorkie Poo will be growing in their adult coat and the resulting color is what your dog will have for the rest of their life.

For the remainder of this article, we’ll answer the most popular questions on such subjects as Yorkie Poo color, cost, grooming, and more. Let’s take a look at the questions that people are asking the most and the correct answers!

What color will my Yorkie Poo be?

Yorkie Poos come in a number of colors and their adult coat doesn’t start coming until they are 6 months old, with changes continuing until they are 1 or 2 years of age. Your breeder can tell you what eventual color your Yorkie Poo should be, and meeting the parents can give you a good idea.

Their adult coat should eventually be grey, black, brown, chocolate, or even blue, and there are different patterns, so be sure to check with your breeder or simply wait and see!

Do Yorkie Poos stay black?

Not always. Once your dog is around 6 months of age, then changes will start becoming apparent in their coat.

They may well stay black, or they might slowly turn a little more tan or even blue, it depends on the traits bred into the dog, the parents, and the occasional ‘generational skip’ in their DNA to determine what color your Yorkie Poo is eventually going to be.

Why you shouldn’t get a Yorkie Poo?

If you have very young children, then a Yorkie Poo may not be a great fit for you and your family. Young kids love to pick up dogs, especially tiny ones like a Yorkie Poo, and this can frighten or harm the dog into biting!

If you get a Yorkie Poo and have young children, you will need to make sure that they are supervised at all times with the dog and you’ll need to teach your kids to be gentle with them. Provided you educate them on how to handle the dog, things can work out, but you’ll need to be very careful.

How long can a Yorkie Poo be left alone?

Adult Yorkie Poos may be left alone for periods of 4 to 6 hours at a time. More than this is not recommended, as these little dogs need a lot of socialization to avoid becoming depressed and potentially acting out.

If you need to spend more time away, consider dropping your dog off with a friend, family member, or a local pet sitter. This will help to ensure that your dog doesn’t get lonely or depressed while you are away.

What is the average cost of a Yorkie Poo?

Yorkie Poos vary in price, depending on the color traits, bloodline, and the breeder, but you can expect to pay something like $1000 up to $3500 for a purebred Yorkie Poo pup. If this is out of your budget, then check around.

You may well be able to find a rescue dog that could use some love and a new home and a new best friend in the bargain!

Is a Yorkie Poo a lap dog?

Some Yorkie Poos are very much lap dogs, loving nothing more than to curl up in your lap while you watch TV or work on your laptop. You can encourage this by calling them over with treats but don’t push it. Your dog loves being close to you anyway and with a little time, they’ll come to you on their own!

What do I need to know about my Yorkie Poo puppy?

Know that your little puppy may seem a little shy at first, but will quickly demonstrate a bold streak once they get to know you a little better and make your house into their own home. These little dogs may also bark a lot, but they’re mostly bark and no bite, and you can train them out of this as well if you like.

Aside from this, your dog is an individual, so you’ll have to get to know them on your own!

Do Yorkie Poos need haircuts?

Yes. It seems a little weird at first until you get used to it, but Yorkie Poos have hair like we do, rather than fur. As such, they need a trim from time to time to keep that hair growing healthy and always looking it’s best.

A trim at your local groomer is recommended every 6 to 8 weeks and this should help to ensure that their hair grows in thick, healthy, and silky-smooth.

Do Yorkie Poos get along with cats?

Yorkie Poos get along quite well with cats, provided that they are raised around them. Cats, on their part, seem to be vastly amused with these little dogs, and once they’re friend you can expect a lot of games of ‘chase’ and other mischief as they get to know each other.

Just be patient with the process and before you know it, your cat and your Yorkie Poo will be fast friends.

Why did my Yorkie change color?

This is completely natural. When your Yorkie starts changing color, it’s usually around the 6-month mark, and what is happening is your dog is shedding their puppy coat and growing into their adult one. The change is generally not very drastic, but you’ll certainly notice it.

If you haven’t purchased your puppy yet, check with your breeder and they can give you a good idea of what to expect from your Yorkie or Yorkie Poos final color. You can also meet your puppy’s parents and this will generally give you a very good idea of what your dog will eventually look like.

What is the difference in a Yorkie and a Yorkie Poo?

A purebred Yorkie will be smaller than a Yorkie Poo, but not by much. The biggest difference aside from size will be the occasional curls. While Yorkie Poos sometimes have the straight hair from the Yorkshire Terrier side, more often than not their hair will have loose or tight curls to it from the Poodle side of their lineage.