Yorkshire Terriers were originally bred to catch and kill rats in the mines and mills of Yorkshire, England. Poodles, despite what you may have heard, are not originally from France, but from Germany, where they were bred for hunting ducks and other waterfowl. Put them together and you’ve got a Yorkie Poo!
In today’s article, we’re going to answer the most popular questions about Yorkipoos that are being asked this week. Read on to learn how much sleep Yorkipoos need, whether or not they smell, who shouldn’t get a Yorkipoo, and more!
Table of Contents
- Do Yorkie Poos get along with cats?
- Are Yorkie Poos easy to potty train?
- How long can a Yorkie Poo be left alone?
- Do Yorkie Poos like to swim?
- How much sleep do Yorkie Poos need?
- How much are Yorkie Poos worth?
- Why you shouldn’t get a Yorkie Poo?
- What’s the lifespan of a Yorkie Poo?
- Do Yorkie Poos smell?
- Do Yorkie Poos have hair or fur?
Do Yorkie Poos get along with cats?
Yorkie Poos and cats can get a long quite well, especially if you introduce them at a young age. The small size of these dogs makes your cat feel less threatened and while they are sometimes annoyed at first, it’s not uncommon for the charm of the Yorkipoo work its magic and you’ll catch the two animals playing together.
Be patient with the process and put a baby gate on one room so that your cat has somewhere to go if they feel stressed. Once they are used to each other’s presence, they’ll relax more and there’s a very good chance that they’ll make friends.
Are Yorkie Poos easy to potty train?
Yes! Yorkie Poos are among the easiest dogs to potty train. These little guys and gals are quite keen on pleasing you and if you take them out on a regular schedule and reward them with a treat every time that they potty outside, you’ll be amazed at how quickly they learn.
Watch for fidgeting, circling, and sniffing at the floor when your Yorkie Poo is indoors, as these are signs that your Yorkie Poo needs to potty. If you see these, take your Yorkie Poo outside right away to avoid any potty incidents.
How long can a Yorkie Poo be left alone?
Adult Yorkie Poos can be alone for 4 to 6 hours, but you don’t want to go much longer than that. Yorkie Poos are very needy when it comes to attention and if they are left alone too long then they can become depressed.
Puppies need even more attention, due to their small bladders and socialization requirements, and should be left alone for no more than 1 to 2 hours at a time.
Do Yorkie Poos like to swim?
Yorkie Poos are quite adept swimmers, taking to the water fairly quickly once you’ve introduced them to it. Try to introduce your Yorkie Poo to the water when they are young for best results.
Put on your swimming trunks and get in with them, so that your dog feels safe while they are learning, and once your dog can swim on their own then you’ll have a new activity that you can share in the summer when it’s time to cool off!
How much sleep do Yorkie Poos need?
As puppies, Yorkie Poos sleep quite a lot, averaging anywhere from 16 to 22 hours a day. They wake up and display little bursts of energy, often nodding off the second that you turn your head. Adult Yorkie Poos, however, are a bit more active, sleeping 13 to 18 hours per day.
This makes them quite low maintenance, as they’ll cuddle up to you on the couch quite happily while you work or watch TV.
How much are Yorkie Poos worth?
Yorkie Poos are carefully bred for specific coloration and behavioral traits, so prices may vary, but expect to pay $1000 to $3500 for a Yorkie Pup.
They should come with health papers to show that which vaccinations they’ve had and you should also get paperwork about the parents, to show that the bloodline is not prone to certain health conditions which can affect these dogs.
Why you shouldn’t get a Yorkie Poo?
If you have small children then a Yorkie Poo may not be the best idea unless you can supervise all handling of the dog. Young kids tend to hug these dogs a little too hard and scoop them up whenever they feel like it.
As Yorkie Poos are fragile, this can frighten and harm the dog, who may bite your child in response. With supervision and education about how to handle the dog, it can work, but otherwise a Yorkie Poo may not be a good fit for you and your family.
What’s the lifespan of a Yorkie Poo?
Yorkie Poos have an excellent lifespan for such little dogs, and with regular vet checkups, exercise, and a healthy diet, these little dogs can live anywhere from 10 to 15 years and sometimes even longer.
Just keep their vet checkups regular and don’t overdo it on the snacks (as obesity comes with a score of health problems) and with a little luck you and your furry friend will have many happy years together.
Do Yorkie Poos smell?
Yorkie Poos smell about the same as any other dog, so if your dog has an odor to them the first thing to consider is their bathing schedule. Your Yorkie Poo needs a bath once every 2 to 4 weeks and if you are doing this, the smell might be health-related, such as an ear or skin infection.
Bring your dog in for a checkup to rule this out and if they are healthy, consider bathing them more often and trying different shampoos or conditioners. Sometimes the right one can make a world of difference.
Do Yorkie Poos have hair or fur?
One of the perks of this breed is that they do indeed have hair, rather than fur. They also have only a small amount of dander and hardly shed at all, making these dogs perfect for people with allergies who would like to own a dog or those who simply hate cleaning up shed fur off of the furniture.
If you have allergies, be sure to try handling a Yorkie Poo in advance to ensure that your allergies aren’t disturbed and if they aren’t, then it’s time to take your new best friend home!