Yorkie Breed and Personality

What do you get when you cross a Yorkshire terrier with a toy poodle? A yorkipoo, of course! As one of the few dog breeds recognized as designer dogs, yorkie poos are small, cute, and adored with ease. If you are unfamiliar with the term designer dog, like the yorkiepoo, a designer dog is essentially a dog that is genetically a combination of at least two popular dog breeds, and sometimes more than that.

Yorkie poos tend to reach an average age of about ten years old, while the maximum life expectancy of yorkie poos is fifteen years. Yorkie poos can be born with a number of different fur colors.

The most common coat colors of yorkie poos are…

  • Cream
  • Silver
  • Apricot
  • Gray
  • White
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Shades of brown

Similar to labradoodles, one of the main reasons behind the initial breeding of Yorkshire terriers and poodles was for the sake of creating a hypoallergenic dog that was also small in size. It is rare that a small lap dog will be hypoallergenic, and that rarity led breeders to envision the yorkie poo roughly ten years ago.

The most amazing aspect about yorkie poos is that breeding poodles with Yorkshire terriers does not put the litters at any sort of health risk. The genetics play out very well and yorkie poo puppies are born healthy. Temperament wise, yorkie poos are very calm, easygoing, and relaxed. This baseline temperament bodes well with just about every possible yorkie poo personality type, which is great news for anyone looking to adopt a yorkie poo!

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