USD 500-1000 Price Avg.

Designer Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



10-15 years


Breed Information

Group Designer Dogs
Popularity/Rank 564
Origin United States
Other Names Cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniautre Poodle
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD 500-1000
Size Small
Weight 4-15 pounds (2-7 kg)
Height 7-8 inches (18-20 cm)
Lifespan 10-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin Unknown
Ancestry Poodle, Yorkshire Terrier

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Curly, Silky, Soft, Straight
Coat Colors Apricot, Black, Chocolate, Cream, Gray, Red, Sable, Silver, Tan, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Brown, Brown, Cream, Silver
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Companionable, Delicate, Gentle, Intelligent, Playful, Sportive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Atopic Dermatitis, Epilepsy, Hyperplastic Dermatosis, Hypothyroidism, Legg-perthes Disease, Patellar Luxation, Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $1.00 - $1.20
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $35.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Yorkipoo have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Yorkipoo is a hybrid breed of dog that is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. This breed has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its small size, friendly personality, and low-maintenance grooming needs. The Yorkipoo is an ideal companion for those looking for a loyal and loving pet.

Appearance: The Yorkipoo has a small, compact body with short legs and a long tail. Its coat can be either curly or wavy, depending on the type of poodle used in its breeding. It typically has a soft undercoat with longer guard hairs on top that can range from white to black in color. The face of the Yorkipoo is usually round with large eyes and floppy ears that hang down close to its cheeks.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Yorkipoo is between 10-15 years when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 5-15 pounds when fully grown and stand at 8-12 inches tall at the shoulder. Common colors include white, black, tan, silver, cream, apricot and red sable.

Personality: The Yorkipoo is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners and will do anything it can to make them happy! They are very affectionate dogs who enjoy spending time with their families but also have an independent streak which makes them great watchdogs as well as companions. They are also known for being quite vocal so they may bark more than other breeds if not trained properly from an early age.

Friendliness: The Yorkipoo is generally friendly towards other dogs as well as children and other animals if socialized properly from puppyhood onwards. However they may be wary of strangers so it’s important to introduce them slowly into new situations in order to ensure they feel comfortable around unfamiliar people or animals before allowing them off leash in public places such as parks or beaches etc..

Temperament: The temperament of the Yorkipoo varies depending on which parent breed it takes after most closely but generally speaking they are gentle natured dogs who love attention from their owners but don’t require constant cuddles like some breeds do! They are also quite active so need plenty of exercise each day in order to stay healthy both physically and mentally – this could include walks around the neighborhood or playing fetch in your backyard etc..

Health: As with any hybrid breed there can be some health issues associated with this particular mix such as hip dysplasia (a condition where there’s abnormal development of hip joints), luxating patellas (where kneecaps slip out of place) or eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma – all these conditions should be monitored by your vet regularly throughout your dog’s life span however most cases can be managed successfully through medication/surgery etc..

Adaptability Level & Benefits: Due to their small size the Yorkipoos make great apartment pets since they don’t require much space nor do they need too much exercise each day – just enough activity/playtime each day will keep them happy! They are also very adaptable creatures so whether you live in an urban area or rural countryside setting these little guys will fit right into any lifestyle! As far as benefits go these little bundles of joy bring lots of love into your home plus their intelligence means you won’t have too much trouble training them either – making them perfect family pets!


The Yorkipoo is a hybrid dog breed that is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. The Yorkipoo was first bred in the United States in the 1950s, and the breed was originally called a Yo-Yo. The Yorkipoo is not recognized as a breed by any major kennel club, but they are recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Yorkshire Terrier/Poodle cross.

The Yorkipoo was bred to be a small, hypoallergenic companion dog. The Yorkipoo is intelligent and trainable, and they are good with children and other pets. The Yorkipoo has a lifespan of 12-15 years and comes in a variety of colors including black, white, brown, red, silver, blue, and cream.

The Yorkipoo almost became extinct in the 1970s due to poor breeding practices. Some breeders were crossing Yorkshire Terriers with Standard Poodles instead of Toy or Miniature Poodles, which resulted in larger dogs that were not what people wanted. In addition, many of these dogs had health problems due to inbreeding.

Fortunately, some responsible breeders kept the Yorkipoo alive and eventually improved the breeding stock. The Yorkipoo became popular again in the 1990s as people began to appreciate their small size and hypoallergenic coat. Today, the Yorkipoo is once again a popular companion dog for people who want a small hypoallergenic dog that is good with children and other pets.