15 Things To Know Before Getting A Yorkie Poo

Do Yorkie Poos Bark A Lot?

Yes. Smaller breeds tend to bark a lot and the Yorkie Poo is no different. Although it may be crossed with a Poodle, the Yorkie side of it will make your Yorkie Poo a barker. Luckily, you can help train it out of them with a bark collar or other methods of training.

Are Yorkie Poos Hypoallergenic? Do They Shed?

Yorkie Poos do not shed. They inherit the hypoallergenic coats from the Poodle. Now and then, you may notice clumps of hair if your Yorkie Poo has too much hair. As long as you keep your Yorkie Poo groomed, the amount of hair in your home will be minimal.

To keep them groomed, you need to brush them after bathing them. Their curly hair can quickly become matted if it becomes too long.

What Health Problems Do Yorkie Poos Have?

There are a few health problems you should watch out for in your Yorkie Poo. Some of them include:

  • Anxiety
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cushing’s disease

How Big Do They Get?

Because Yorkies are small, it’s unlikely that you’re going to have a very large dog. The average size of a Yorkie Poo rests between 7 to 15 inches. They only weigh 3 to 14 pounds.

The chance of getting a larger Yorkie Poo over a smaller one depends on the type of Poodle that was used in the breeding.

How long can a Yorkie Poo live?

The average lifespan of a Yorkie Poo is 10 to 15 years. With proper care and nutrition, your Yorkie Poo may last well past 15 years old. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs. As long as the dog’s parents were healthy and didn’t pass on any unhealthy genes, your Yorkie Poo may enjoy several years of a happy life.

Can Yorkie Poos be left alone?

Adult Yorkie Poos can be left alone for 4-8 hours. Puppie Yorkie Poos should not be left alone. At most, you can leave a Yorkie Poo puppy alone for 2-3 hours. You may find that your Yorkie Poo has separation anxiety.

This is common in Poodles. It’s also common in Yorkies. They’re made to lay in your lap and to receive plenty of attention. If you’re not there to give it to them, then they can become depressed or anxious.

Early socialization and a routine can help curb their anxiety. You may also want to consider getting another Yorkie Poo for them to have some company while you’re gone.

Are Yorkie Poos needy?

Yorkie Poos are needy. Yorkies are used to having a lot of attention. They pass that onto their children, including Yorkie Poos. Poodles don’t need quite as much attention, but they can be quite neurotic on their own. When combined, you may have a clingy and neurotic pet.

If you know that you’re not going to be around that much to give them lots of attention, then you need to introduce another pet to the home. They can play and have fun with them while you’re not there.

Do Yorkie Poos Like To Cuddle?

They love to cuddle. Because Yorkies are literally lap dogs, they love to cuddle up against their owners all of the time. Poodles love attention, too, but they’re a bit more independent. As a result, your Yorkie Poo will likely want to spend a lot of time cuddling. Now and then, they may want some time to themselves.

However, they’re always going to be near looking for either pets, playtime, or attention.

Are Yorkie Poos Good Family Dogs?

They can be good family dogs with proper socialization. Yorkie Poos are sometimes a bit larger than their Yorkie parents. That makes them ideal for families with smaller children. They’re less likely to be stepped on by children or injured.

They’re also quite playful and loving. If a Yorkie Poo bonds with a child, then they’re going to be their friend for life.

You may notice that the Yorkie Poo prefers one person over others. That’s because Yorkies tend to bond with the one that handles them the most. They’ll still be friendly towards others, but they’ll always look to that bonded companion for attention.

Your Yorkie Poo may do something similar.

Are Yorkie Poos Easy To Train?

Yorkies are stubborn and not the easiest to train. Poodles are intelligent and take to training easily. Your Yorkie Poo may be a mix. You may find it easy to housetrain them, but it may require positive reinforcement and some effort.

Your Yorkie Poo will likely be intelligent. That can help make training them that much easier.

Do Yorkie Poos Stink?

Because Yorkie Poos have dense fur, it’s possible for moisture to become trapped beneath it. The fur might matt and the moisture can start to smell. Skin infections are common in Yorkie Poos that aren’t groomed properly.

Regularly grooming and brushing them can remove the musky odor.

How often should you wash a Yorkie Poo?

On average, you should wash your Yorkie Poo once every two or four weeks. Those with Yorkie Poos that have long hair may want to wash them once every two or three weeks.

The same goes for those who have Yorkie Poos that are frequently outside or constantly getting into things.

Do Yorkie Poos shake a lot?

They shake when they’re excited, scared, cold, or sick. Because they’re little, Yorkie Poos can barely contain the excitement they feel when their owner is coming to them. However, they also shake when they’re frightened of something.

Unfortunately, if your Yorkie Poo is shaking, it might also mean that they’re cold or sick. You should take them to the vet to inspect them for a particular disease.

While Yorkie Poos do shake a lot, it shouldn’t be for very long if they’re healthy.

Are female or male Yorkie Poos better?

Both female and male Yorkie Poos are fun and loving animals. You may find that the female Yorkie Poo is a bit more aggressive than the male Yorkie Poo. Both are easy to train and take care of.

Are Yorkie Poos hyper?

Yorkie Poos have a lot of energy. Both the Poodle and the Yorkie have a lot of energy. Combined, your Yorkie Poo will also have a lot of energy. They’ll want to run around and play for a while before inevitably taking a nap.