Yorkie Poos should be bathed at least once every 2 to 4 weeks. You can bathe them more frequently if you like, just be sure to use conditioner after shampooing if you do so that their hair doesn’t dry out from overbathing. This will help to keep that hair silky smooth and your dog will always smell nice!
Today we’re going to address frequently asked questions about Yorkie Poos, such as what they cost, if they are high or low maintenance, and more. Read on to find out what everyone is asking about this adorable breed of dog!
Table of Contents
- How do you bathe a Yorkie Poo?
- How long can a Yorkie Poo be left alone?
- Are Yorkie Poos high maintenance?
- At what age is a Yorkie Poo full grown?
- Can Yorkie Poos swim?
- Do Yorkie Poos like to cuddle?
- How far can a Yorkie Poo walk?
- Are Yorkie Poo easy to train?
- What is the average cost for a Yorkie Poo?
- How much food should a Yorkie Poo eat?
- Are Yorkie Poo good for first time owners?
How do you bathe a Yorkie Poo?
The first thing to do if you want to bathe your Yorkie Poo is to brush out their hair. You want to make sure that it’s detangled before you get your dog wet, as otherwise this can become a problem.
Once you brushed out any knots, then wet your dog down with lukewarm water, followed by a shampoo, rinse, and some doggy conditioner to keep their hair soft. Let the conditioner sit for a few minutes before rinsing and thoroughly drying off your Yorkie Poo.
How long can a Yorkie Poo be left alone?
With an adult Yorkie Poo, it is recommended to leave them alone for no more than 4 to 6 hours at most. These dogs are very social and too much time alone can lead to depression or separation anxiety – so get help from a friend or a dog sitter if you need to be away for longer.
With puppies, 2 to 3 hours is the most you should leave them alone, as they not only need attention but their small bladders mean that they need to go outside quite frequently to avoid potty incidents.
Are Yorkie Poos high maintenance?
Yorkie Poos don’t eat much and they only need about 30 minutes of exercise per day, but they do need a lot of attention. These are very social dogs and they will want to play and spend time with you, so be prepared to give your new best friend a lot of attention.
Don’t worry, sometimes they’ll just want to cuddle close and nap, but you should expect to put aside some time every day for play to keep your dog happy and healthy.
At what age is a Yorkie Poo full grown?
Your Yorkie Poo should achieve their fully-mature height somewhere between 6 and 12 months of age. With smaller Yorkipoos, this tends to happen much faster than it does with the larger, but in either case they should be their full height of 7 to 15 inches and weigh 3 to 7 pounds by the time they are one year old.
Can Yorkie Poos swim?
Yorkipoos happen to be excellent swimmers, provided that you get them used to water early so that they aren’t afraid of it. Once your dog knows that they can swim, they’ll want to do it any chance that they get as long and this makes for a great way to cool your Yorkipoo down on a hot, summer day.
Do Yorkie Poos like to cuddle?
Most Yorkie Poos love a good cuddle, burrowing into the blankets when it’s chilly to nestle up beside your leg, or simply sitting close to you or even in your lap when you’ve watching TV. These affectionate dogs are quite fond of their cuddle time, indeed, just don’t force your Yorkipoo if they want to leave.
Don’t worry – they’ll be back – as this breed simply loves to be close to you.
How far can a Yorkie Poo walk?
Yorkie Poos can walk a long way, indeed, but they don’t need a large amount of daily exercise. 30 minutes a day is good and considering that humans walk at a natural pace of 3 to 4 miles per hour, this will ensure that 30 minutes of daily walking gets your dog at least 10 ½ miles every week.
You can also just do 2 20 minute walked every day with adult Yorkie Poos, though puppies will need to go out more frequently as they can’t control their bladder for very long when they are young.
Are Yorkie Poo easy to train?
Yorkie Poos are very intelligent dogs, so training them is a breeze as long as you use only positive reinforcement and keep training sessions to 10 to 15 minutes at a time so that you don’t lose their interest. Never resort to punishment with these dogs, however.
They won’t understand it and simply think that you are being mean, and then they’ll use that intelligence against you to make training much slower and stressful for everyone involved!
What is the average cost for a Yorkie Poo?
The cost is really going to depend on the bloodline, color, and other traits that have been carefully bred into the puppy, but on average you can expect it to cost $1000 to $3500 for a Yorkie Poo puppy.
Take your time in finding one and make sure that the breeder provides you with health papers on your puppy and the parents (so that you know there are not prone to any diseases) and that your breeder is AKC certified.
How much food should a Yorkie Poo eat?
A Yorkie Poo needs to eat a minimum of 150 to 200 calories of food a day. Depending on their size and age, this will typically mean ½ to 2.5 cups of food every day, preferably divided up into 3 meals. This helps to make sure that your dog isn’t hungry and has plenty of fuel for playtime.
Are Yorkie Poo good for first time owners?
Yorkie Poos are great dogs for first time dog owners. They sleep 13 to 16 hours a day, for one thing, and they also don’t eat very much.
Add in bathing once every 2 to 4 weeks and only 30 minutes of exercise a day and you’ve got a recipe for a very low maintenance dog that will you more than anything else in the world!