A yorkiepoo (also known as a yoodle or yorkapoo) is a hybrid dog. This dog was bred first in USA, by the cross breeding of a poodle (but in most cases the toy poodle or miniature poodle) and a Yorkshire Terrier, or by the breeding of a yorkiepoo to yorkiepoo.
The general appearance of yorkiepoos may vary from black to tan to mix of white and brown. The height of this dog breed may range from 7 to 15 inches and may weigh between 2-20 pounds. These dogs can be bred from two hybrid parents or two purebred parents. They have a smooth coat with silky and wavy hair. Yorkiepoos are very smart dogs and can be easily trained. Legitimate dog breed organizations like the AKC, UKC, and CKC, do not officially recognize this hybrid as a breed. However, several major kennel clubs do accept the registration of crossbreeds and mixed-breeds for some performance events like agility and obedience. As a cross breed between a Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier, this dog may come in different colors and sizes depending on what the parents looked like as well as how big they were.
Human food should not be given to this dog. They should only eat food that is typical for small-medium sized dogs. Yorkiepoo puppies should be fed only three times a day until they reached 6 months. After 6 months, the feedings should be reduced to twice a day. Feeding must be according to the weight of your dog and follow the instructions on the dog food bag. Naturally, the bigger the dog is, the more they want to eat.
You may walk your yorkiepoo for at least three times a week. Because of its small size, daily walks for these dogs are not necessary. However, a yorkiepoo can get easily excited and most often they are full of energy. These dogs can make great apartment pets, but they will need a lot of personal attention from the owner in order to be happy.
Yorkiepoos need daily brushing or combing. The coat of your yorkiepoo may resemble the coat of a terrier or a poodle, as such grooming tips may actually vary. Unless you are a patient groomer, you need to visit a dog groomer regularly to care for the coat of your yorkiepoo. At the minimum, these dogs need a quick comb every day.
Proper vaccinations must be observed according to schedule. Yorkiepoo puppies should get their first DHLPP vaccine for distemper and parvo between 6-8 weeks of age. Yorkiepoo puppies should get additional boosters every 2-3 weeks until 4 boosters have been given. After that, yorkiepoo puppies will need a booster vaccine once a year.
Yorkiepoo puppies must be dewormed at least twice and it should be 2 weeks apart. Test must be done on the dog for the presence of parasites once a year and must be quickly treated. Dogs easily contract parasites and there are warning signs of this being so like diarrhea and upset stomach.
You must feed your yorkiepoo with warm milk and honey if it gets overexcited or overly stressed. It is a common trait of small dog breeds to become very stressed and hyper, and the mixture of warm milk and honey can calm them. You may also try giving them Happy Traveler Pet Treatment mixed with Kava. Kava is very recommendable as it is known for its calming effect.