Yorkie Poos might try to chase cats, but generally they are just being playful. Provided that you introduce your Yorkie Poo to your cat at an early age, the two are quite likely to become best friends, chasing each other around the house and getting into lots of trouble. Just be patient and see what happens!
For the remainder of this article, we’re going to answer some of the most popular questions being asked on the web this week about Yorkie Poos and their quirky habits. Read on to find out more and to see what people are asking about this breed!
Table of Contents
- Is a Yorkie Poo a good dog?
- Does a Yorkie Poo bark a lot?
- How much are Yorkie Poos worth?
- What’s the life expectancy of a Yorkie Poo?
- Are Yorkie Poos easy to potty train?
- Do Yorkie Poos smell?
- Do Yorkie Poos change color?
- Do Yorkie Poos have hair or fur?
- Do Yorkie Poos need haircuts?
- Is a Yorkiepoo hypoallergenic?
Is a Yorkie Poo a good dog?
A Yorkie Poo is a great companion, especially for those with allergies, older people, or children that are old enough to handle the dog unsupervised. If you have young children, a Yorkie Poo may not be a good fit, as these little dogs can get hurt easily.
Ensure proper supervision if this is the case and teach your kids not to scoop up the little dog, no matter how much they want to. Your Yorkie Poo might get hurt and your child might get bitten, so it’s important to establish boundaries if you still want a Yorkie Poo.
Does a Yorkie Poo bark a lot?
Yorkie Poos are a very vocal breed, with certain barks for getting your attention, other barks for indicating surprise, pain, or in response to a threat. If you want your Yorkie Poo to bark less, introduce them to new animals and people while they are young, and consider teaching the ‘quiet’ command.
To do this, fill a coffee can with pennies, and when your dog barks just shake the can and say ‘quiet’, giving your dog a treat when they stay silent. With consistent encouragement with your penny-can and command, your dog will learn to stop barking when you tell them to.
How much are Yorkie Poos worth?
Yorkie Poos are bred to have specific colors and traits and so they are an expensive breed. Expect to pay anywhere from $1000 to $3500 when you are purchasing a puppy and be sure to check out the breeder well before doing business.
An easy way to do this is to find out if they are registered with the American Kennel club and if so, to call them and verify it. Look for complaints with the Better Business Bureau and on Yelp as well and this will help reduce the chances of finding a ‘puppy mill’ instead of a reputable breeder.
What’s the life expectancy of a Yorkie Poo?
Yorkie Poos are tough little dogs, with a life expectancy ranging from 10 to 15 years on average. Some do indeed live longer and you can help your dog to do so with a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, and regular trips to the vet so that if your dog develops any conditions, you can be on top of it from day one.
Are Yorkie Poos easy to potty train?
Yorkie Poos want to make you happy, so much so that potty training is actually much easier with this breed than most other types of dogs. Watch for behaviors such as circling on the floor, sniffing, or squatting down, and if you see your dog do this then take them outside so that they can have a potty break.
After they finish, give your dog a treat and lots of praise to let them know that you are happy, and if you do this enough your dog will quickly learn to wait and to only potty outside.
Do Yorkie Poos smell?
Yorkie Poos don’t smell bad, at least not anymore than other dogs do. If your Yorkie Poo has developed an odor of late, it’s less likely to be a hygiene issue rather than a health issue. Infections of the ears or the skin can cause odors and you should bring your dog into the vet to rule these out.
Provided that your dog gets a clean bill of health, ask your vet about shampoos to try. Often the right shampoo can make a world of difference when it comes to a smelly dog.
Do Yorkie Poos change color?
Yes! A Yorkie Poo has a puppy coat and an adult coat. Starting at about 6 months of age, your puppy will begin changing color and this will go on until they are around 1 or 2 years of age.
Meeting the parents of your puppy before purchasing can give you a good idea of what they will eventually look like, but your dog is definitely going to change colors eventually as they grow in their adult coat.
Do Yorkie Poos have hair or fur?
Yorkie Poos have hair, rather than fur, and as such they will need a trim from time to time to encourage healthy growth, just like humans do. Bring your dog in for a grooming session every 6 to 8 weeks to stay on top of this and it will help to ensure that your dog’s hair stays smooth, silky, and lovely.
Do Yorkie Poos need haircuts?
Yes, your Yorkie Poo should get a haircut every 6 to 8 weeks to keep their hair looking nice, neat, and to encourage growth. Your Yorkie Poo will grow it back at a rate of ¼ to ½ inch a month, but neat trimming of the hairs can help discourage split ends and make sure that your dog is always looking their best.
Is a Yorkiepoo hypoallergenic?
Yes, Yorkie Poos are considered to be hypoallergenic, although you should keep in mind that this doesn’t necessarily mean that they won’t trigger your allergies. The best thing to do is to handle your Yorkie Poo pup before purchase and meet the parents to ensure that your allergies don’t get triggered.
This will help to make sure that you don’t need to find the dog a new home later. That said, these dogs have very little dander and they have hair instead of fur, so the odds are very good that these dogs won’t set off your allergies.