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AKC Group: Misc. Class

Height: 7 inches (Male)

Weight: 4 pounds (Male)

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Male height: 
7 inches
Male weight: 
4 pounds
Smooth, silky and wavy.
Yorkipoos come in an array of colors, including black, tan and gray.

The Yorkipoo is usually a cross between a purebred Toy Poodle and a purebred Yorkshire Terrier. However, like his designer dog cousin the Maltipoo, he may also be the result of crossing two hybrid Yorkipoos. For most of these Poodle crosses, the idea was to create a companion dog with a very low-shedding coat, like the Poodle. Yorkipoos are usually low shedding and therefore may be better for some allergy sufferers - but it's important to remember that no dog is completely nonallergenic.

These tiny Poodle crosses have a huge zest for life. Yorkipoos are spunky, intelligent, fun-loving dogs who make great companions. They like to cuddle and give attention to their loved ones, but they can also have a sassy, stubborn side. Their funny antics are sure to charm the entire family.
At home: 
Yorkipoos are versatile dogs who can live just about anywhere. Because of their size and extremely low-shedding coat, they make great apartment dogs. They can (and will) alert their owners to anyone approaching the home with barking. They need companionship and want to be involved in every aspect of their family's life - this is not a dog who can be left alone for long hours during the day.
The Yorkipoos is energetic but doesn't need as much exercise as a larger dog would. A brisk walk around your neighborhood and a game of "catch the squeaker toy" will satisfy his needs.
Yorkipoos require a high-quality, size-appropriate diet. Breeders typically recommend feeding twice a day.
The Yorkipoo seems to lean more toward his Poodle side when it comes to training - he's quick, bright and loves to learn. Occasionally, his stubborn Yorkie side shines through, but this can be mitigated by making training positive and fun and avoiding too much repetition. Unlike many other toy breeds, Yorkipoos seem to be easy to housetrain.
Yorkipoos enjoy the company of other dogs - especially other Yorkipoos. They also get along well with cats and other pets. Some Yorkipoos may need some extra socializing with children, and most do better in homes with older children who understand how to handle a smaller dog.
Yorkipoos can live up to 12 to 15 years. Health issues may include eye problems; hip dysplasia; Legg-Calve Perthes disease; and patellar luxation.
Fun fact: 

The Yorkipoo is also known as the "Yo-Yo Poo."

Grooming blurb: 
The Yorkipoo's coat needs daily attention. Brushing with a bristle brush and a steel comb will help remove mats. Yorkipoos should also be clipped regularly, a task that most owners leave up to a groomer.
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