Yorkie Poos are little lap dogs and they do love a good cuddle from time to time. Let them come to you, rather than the other way around, and before you know it your Yorkie Poo will make it a habit of sitting close or hopping in your lap for a little attention and quality time together.
In this article, we’re going to answer the most popular questions that people are asking this week about Yorkie Poos. We’ll tell you a little more about their habits, how to get them to stop barking, and more. Let’s look at what people are asking the most this week!
Table of Contents
- Is a Yorkie Poo a good dog?
- How much do Yorkies Poos cost?
- Why you shouldn’t get a Yorkie Poo?
- Does a Yorkie Poo bark a lot?
- Do Yorkie Poos smell bad?
- What’s the lifespan of a Yorkie Poo?
- Are Yorkie Poos easy to potty train?
- How long can a Yorkie Poo be left alone?
- Are Yorkie Poos hypoallergenic?
- Do Yorkie Poos have hair or fur?
- How do I stop my Yorkie Poo from barking?
Is a Yorkie Poo a good dog?
Yorkie Poos are wonderful little dogs. They get along well with older children and quickly become part of the family. These little dogs are quite affectionate and love to play, though they can be a bit on the ‘barky’ side without a little training. Handling should be monitored, however, if you have small children.
As they are a small breed, they are quite fragile, and if squeezed to hard then they may bite, so keep an eye at all times if you have small children that will be playing with the Yorkie Poo.
How much do Yorkies Poos cost?
Depending on their color and other traits, these dogs can cost anywhere from $1000 to $3500, and because of this you need to be careful to make sure that you aren’t dealing with a ‘puppy mill’. Be sure to meet any breeder that you are considering and that they are registered with the American Kennel club.
Check out their setup to ensure that they are only raising a few dogs and be sure to ask lots of questions to ensure that you are dealing with a reputable breeder.
Why you shouldn’t get a Yorkie Poo?
If you have very small children, then a Yorkie Poo may not be a good fit for you. Young kids have a habit of scooping up small dogs and crushing them in well-intentioned, but dangerous hugs. This can result in the panicked dog biting and then no one is going to be happy.
If you do still get a Yorkie Poo, make sure that all interaction is supervised and teach your kids to pet, not pick up the dog, and it should be okay. Just be very careful to ensure that both your kids and the dog are both happy and safe.
Does a Yorkie Poo bark a lot?
Yorkie Poos do bark a lot, although socializing them when they are very young can help to minimize this. Make sure that they are exposed to lots of people and to other dogs. This will make them much more relaxed about strangers and this will result in much less barking from your new furry friend.
Do Yorkie Poos smell bad?
Yorkie Poos shouldn’t smell any worse than other dogs, so if your dog has an odor to them and they have been getting regular baths, then this could be a sign of a health issue. Skin infections can cause a smally dog, and ear infections are another culprit when your canine is sporting a little bit of a stink.
Bring your dog in to the vet for a quick checkup to rule these out and if no health issues are found, consider trying some different dog shampoos.
What’s the lifespan of a Yorkie Poo?
Yorkie Poos are hardy for their size, with a lifespan of approximately 10 to 15 years, provided that they get plenty of healthy food, exercise and regular check ups with the vet. While some can and do live longer, 10 to 15 years is going to be the average lifespan to expect from your little dog.
Are Yorkie Poos easy to potty train?
Yorkie Poos are among the easiest dogs to potty train. These littles guys and gals love to make you happy and they have some fairly obvious ‘tells’ when they need to go outside.
Watch for ‘circling’ in one area, while sniffing at the floor… if you see this, get your Yorkie Poo outside right away and after they go potty, be sure to reward them with a treat and some praise. Your Yorkie Poo will quickly learn that going outside to do their business makes you happy, and then that’s what they’ll do!
How long can a Yorkie Poo be left alone?
Senior Yorkie Poos may be left alone for periods of 2 to 6 hours daily, while adults are typically good for 4 to 6 hours a day alone. Yorkie Poo puppies should not be left alone for more than an hour or two at a time.
These little dogs are very social and may become depressed if left alone for long periods. If you need to be away, try enlisting the help of a friend, family member, or a local pet sitting service to make sure that your Yorkie Poo isn’t on their own for too long.
Are Yorkie Poos hypoallergenic?
While there is definitely no guarantee that they won’t set off your allergies, Yorkie Poos are considered by the American Kennel club to be hypoallergenic dogs as both Poodles and Yorkies fall into this category. You should handle one before you bring a Yorkie Poo home just to make sure that you’re not allergic
Do Yorkie Poos have hair or fur?
Yorkie Poos have hair, and while this soft hair grows quickly it is going to shed very little. This makes them an excellent dog for people with allergies or sensitivity to fur and dander. It’s also quite nice not having to clean a lot of fur off of the furniture, so this is an added bonus of this breed!
How do I stop my Yorkie Poo from barking?
One trick is to fill a coffee can with some pennies and when your dog barks, shake the can, and say ‘quiet’. When your dog stops braking, then give them a treat and a little praise, and repeat the process as necessary.
Over time, your dog will learn the ‘quiet’ command and you can get them to stop barking as you like.