The Yorkie Poo is a small and very intelligent dog breed, the result of a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. This breed is very energetic and loves human company.
The breed has a small size, weighing between 2.7 and 5.4 kilograms, and a height that varies between 20 and 38 centimeters. Their life expectancy is 12 to 15 years. They are not recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).
Breed history in brief
The Yorkie Poo dog breed is a hybrid breed resulting from the cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy Poodle. Yorkie poos are one of the most popular dog breeds today, thanks to their docile character, small size and incredible longevity.
Currently, Yorkie Poos are one of the most popular dog breeds for families. This is due to their small size, longevity, intelligence and loving nature. This dog breed is ideal for families with small children, as it is very affectionate with children and gives them lots of love.
These dogs are a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy or Mini Poodle, and their appearance is a combination of the two. They are usually a small sized breed. They have a robust and muscular body, with short legs and a wide, straight tail. Their head is quite broad, with a short muzzle, large, rounded ears and dark, slightly slanted eyes.
The coat of this breed can be of two types: straight or wiry. The smooth coat is long, dense and soft, and is usually available in colors such as brown, gray, black, white and blond. The wiry coat is usually shorter and softer, and is usually available in colors such as brown, gray, black, white and cream.
The Yorkie Poo has a charming and playful temperament. They are affectionate, loyal and energetic dogs. They are intelligent and quick learners, making them easy to train. They also tend to be protective and alert dogs, making them good watchdogs.
Common health problems
This breed of dog, like all other breeds, is susceptible to a variety of genetic diseases and disorders. Some of these diseases and disorders associated with Yorkie Poos are luxation of the patella, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, hip dysplasia, Addison's disease, episodic ataxia syndrome, Von Willebrand's disease (type I, II and III), idiopathic epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy and elbow dysplasia.
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