No, Yorkie Poos are not AKC registered. While they are recognized as a breed, they are not considered to be registered because they are hybrids. Their genetics were officially ‘recognized’ in 1885 from the Yorkshire Terrier side, and in 1887 from the Poodle side, but their hybrid status prevents them from being officially recognized.
In this article, we’re going to answer popular questions about Yorkipoos which are trending on the web even as you read this! Do Yorkie Poos bark a lot? Who should NOT to get a Yorkie Poo? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more!
Table of Contents
- How much should a Yorkie Poo cost?
- Why you shouldn’t get a Yorkie Poo?
- Are Yorkie Poos hypoallergenic?
- Is a Yorkie Poo a good dog?
- Do Yorkie Poos bark alot?
- How many puppies does a Yorkie Poo usually have?
- At what age does a Yorkie Poo stop growing?
- Are Yorkie Poo good for first time owners?
- Do Yorkie Poos have hair or fur?
- What is F1b Yorkie Poo?
How much should a Yorkie Poo cost?
The price of a Yorkie Poo pup can depend on a lot of things, such as specific colors and other traits bred into them, but you can expect to pay around $1000 to as much as $3500 for a Yorkie Poo pup.
Check around, however, as sometimes you can find them as low as $400 with a little research and you should also check shelters – every now and again you can find a Yorkie Poo that could really use a loving home.
Why you shouldn’t get a Yorkie Poo?
If you have very young children, then a Yorkie Poo may not be a good fit at this time. The problem is that these little dogs are fragile, and children love to run up to them or pick them up, which can result in your Yorkie Poo being hurt and possibly biting your child!
If you still wish to get one, you will need to be sure that you have the time to supervise all interactions and to educate your children in how to safely handle the dog.
Are Yorkie Poos hypoallergenic?
Yes, Yorkie Poos are considered to be hypoallergenic, because they have hair instead of fur! They also have smaller amounts of dander than other breeds, making them ideal for potential dog owners who suffer allergies.
While they are hypoallergenic, however, that doesn’t mean that you won’t have a reaction to them, as some people will still have their allergies triggered. For this reason, you need to speak with the breeder and spend a little extra time with the puppy before you take them home, just to be on the safe side!
Is a Yorkie Poo a good dog?
Yorkie Poos are great dogs. They are highly affectionate, enjoying the company of their owners and their new family, and while they are playful they also sleep quite a bit and eat very little – making them fairly low-maintenance.
These dogs are also very intelligent, as both Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles are clever dogs, so this makes it easy to train them if you stick with positive reinforcement – never punishment! If you punish these smart dogs, they can make training quite difficult, so remember this if you are thinking about getting a Yorkie Poo!
Do Yorkie Poos bark alot?
While they don’t bark as much as Yorkshire Terriers, Yorkie Poos are still a bit of a vocal breed. You can train them out of this, however, with a simple technique. Take a metal can and fill it up ¼ to ½ full of pennies and put the lid on it.
When your dog barks, shake the can to get their attention, and say firmly but clearly ‘quiet’. If your dog quiets down, give them a treat, and repeat this process. Within a few days to two weeks or consistent training this way, you can teach your dog the ‘quiet’ command.
How many puppies does a Yorkie Poo usually have?
On average, Yorkie Poos will have a litter consisting of 3 to 6 pups, unless this is their first litter. With the first litter, the average will be around 4 puppies, sometimes 5, but it’s usually better if the litter is small rather than large.
With large litters, especially if it’s the first litter, there is a greater chance that one or more pups may only live for a short duration or might simply be stillborn.
At what age does a Yorkie Poo stop growing?
Typically, your Yorkipoo is going to reach their mature, adult height at somewhere between 6 and 12 months of age. Their adult size will be between 7 and 15 inches in height, with a weight of approximately 3 to 14 pounds.
If you want to estimate how big they will get, then weigh your Yorkie Poo when they reach 3 months of age. Double this number and add ½ of a pound and you’ll have their estimated weight when they are fully grown!
Are Yorkie Poo good for first time owners?
Yorkie Poos are great dogs for first time owners. They are highly intelligent, so they learn whatever you want to teach them fairly quickly, and they are extremely low-maintenance. This is because they eat very little and they sleep a LOT, with adults sleeping 13 to 18 hours a day, while pups sleep 16 to 22 hours daily!
This means that aside from daily exercise, your Yorkie Poo will be quite happy to curl up next to you on the couch or in your lap to watch a little TV together, requiring very little in life besides food, shelter, and your attention and company!
Do Yorkie Poos have hair or fur?
Yorkie Poos have hair, instead of fur, which is why they feel so soft when you pet them. This makes them hypoallergenic and it also means that you can keep their coat short or let it grow out as much as you like.
You should also consider regular grooming visits with a professional groomer every 4 to 8 weeks. This will help to ensure that your Yorkies hair is always silky smooth and looking good for walks together outside!
What is F1b Yorkie Poo?
Yorkie Poos are Yorkie Poos, aren’t they? Well, yes, but there are hybrids that have more DNA from one parent than from the other. An F1b Yorkie Poo is an example. These dogs are 75% poodle and 25% Yorkshire Terrier.
If you want your Yorkipoo to have some natural curls, then an F1b might well be the perfect Yorkipoo for you!