Yorkipoo

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Great Britain <> France -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Yoodle
Yorkapoo
Yorkerpoo
Yorkiepoodle
Yorkiedoodle

A brief presentation of the Yorkipoo

With the pedigree of a showman and the heart of a true companion, the Yorkipoo has made waves as a designer dog that's perfect for anyone looking for a highly hypoallergenic little companion. Although it's a designer dog that's only been around for a few decades, the Yorkipoo has made a name for itself as the wonderful result of mixing a Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle. The Yorkipoo's myriad alternative names - Yorkipoo are also known as Yoodle, Yorkapoo, Yorkerpoo, Yorkiepoodle and Yorkiedoodle - testify to the astonishing popularity of this young breed and lend credence to the Yorkipoo's growing reputation. Yorkipoo are very confident dogs and are known to do very well in competitions and shows, once properly trained. But even if you're not looking for a dog to compete with, the Yorkipoo makes an excellent pet and a great family friend.

History of the Yorkipoo

Yorkipoos are recent breeds, with a history spanning only a few decades, but that's the case with most designer dogs. Yorkipoo have been bred to try and capture the best qualities of both the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle, and many proud owners would say that the Yorkiepoo really does capture the best of both worlds, but our furry hybrid friends simply aren't as prolific as either of their parents. Because of the Yorkipoo's status as a newcomer to the animal kingdom, its history isn't as extensive as that of the Yorkie or Poodle. However, we can still take into account much of what we know about Yorkies and Poodles to paint a more vivid picture of the Yorkipoo. If we add the loyal, energetic personality of the Yorkie to the high intelligence and personality of the Poodle, it's only logical that the Yorkipoo should be as charismatic and cheerful as it is. The Yorkipoo's pedigree is full of intelligence, charisma and prey drive, giving this newcomer a unique combination of DNA from two of the world's best-loved and best-known breeds.
        

A little of the Yorkshire Terrier

        
The story of the Yorkshire Terrier may be much more blue-collar than red-carpet, but its existence and development are no less important in historical chronology. During the Industrial Revolution, Scottish immigrants flooded into England as factories and production lines were erected, echoing the promise of steady work. They brought with them numerous breeds of small, vermin-hunting dogs and what are thought to be the predecessors of the Yorkshire, such as the Clydesdale and the now extinct Paisley Terrier. The latter was crossed with Waterside, English Black, Tan Toy and even Skye Terriers throughout its hereditary period until Yorkshire was cemented and named after its region of origin, Yorkshire in England. They have since arrived in the United States and have been welcomed with great enthusiasm for their fluffy faces and affectionate personalities.
Standard of the Yorkshire Terrier

A little of the Poodle

The Poodle is thought to have originated in Germany. It has a long history that was firmly established when the famous German artist Albrecht Düre depicted the dog in his paintings during the 15th and 16th centuries. By the 18th century, the curly-haired dog was widespread as a companion dog in Spain. Miniature Poodles became the pampered pets of wealthy French aristocrats. The dogs often had their hair clipped and dyed to match their masters' hairstyles. There are three size variations of the Poodle, which explains the different sizes of Woodles. The large Standard Poodle was often used as a hunting and retrieving dog. In 1887, the breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club and classified as a non-sporting dog. The Poodle has the distinction of being the second most intelligent dog breed. He transmits his intelligence to the Woodle to create a wonderfully balanced dog.
Standard of the Poodle

Appearance of the Yorkipoo

Designer dogs always have the potential to resemble one parent more than the other, but the Yorkipoo's small to medium size and soft, silky coat are consistent breed characteristics. Yorkipoo can vary quite sharply from dog to dog; some may have black, brown, cream or even multicolored coats, while others may have shorter or longer coats depending on their parents. Yorkipoo have a generally charming and enchanting appearance, given their friendly brown eyes and short, somewhat stunted muzzle. Some Yorkipoo may have large tufts of hair hanging from their limbs, a feature more common in hybrids that take more after their Poodle parents than the Yorkie. Others tend to display multicolored coats more prominently for the opposite reason.

Temperament of the Yorkipoo

Yorkipoos are highly intelligent, thanks to the mental acuity of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle. They can follow instructions and assimilate new concepts at an exceptionally fast pace. These characteristics are in fact some of the main reasons why Yorkipoo have made big waves on the dog show scene. Another reason is the Yorkipoo's charming personality; these hybrids are four-legged, wingless, furry social butterflies who love to set the mood and entertain family members and guests. But they also need to be mentally stimulated, as their superior intelligence often leads them to find new challenges. The Yorkipoo is a down-to-earth, incredibly intelligent social dog that gets on well with other dogs and humans. Consider it an adventure when you're looking for new ways to mentally stimulate your Yorkipoo and keep it sharp between the ears.

Needs and activities of the Yorkipoo

Being smaller dogs, Yorkipoo don't need a high-intensity training regime, but they will need around 30 minutes of playtime a day to get that much-needed mental stimulation mentioned above. Because of their more compact size, Yorkipoo can get an adequate workout playing in a local park or even walking around the neighborhood. Much of the Yorikpoo's exercise needs can be met at home too, which is why this breed is becoming a favorite of apartment dwellers or others who live in small spaces. Try to aim for an average walking distance of 10 kilometers per week, as this range generally covers the Yorkipoo's fitness needs.

Maintenance of the Yorkipoo

Yorkipoos aren't the type of dogs that shed a lot and leave big clumps of hair everywhere, but they do need frequent brushing sessions to keep their coats healthy, shiny and untangled. Make sure you keep a stock of brushes on hand to meet the Yorkipoo's needs, but also be prepared to schedule regular visits to a trusted dog groomer to keep the Yorkipoo's coat in tip-top condition. Yorkipoo also tend not to possess the famous doggy smell that other breeds can acquire through play or simply by living their daily doggy lives. You'll also need to be well prepared to look after this breed's nails. Remember, you should never try to trim a dog's nails if you don't know how. Make sure you get some training before you try, or simply ask a professional to do it for you, but never take the paw in your hands if you're not seasoned in this regard.

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