A Yorkipoo is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. Intelligent, affectionate, and gentle, he makes a delightful companion and is perfectly suited to apartment life. He has plenty of energy to be burned off and he loves to play when he’s not parked on your lap watching the world go by.
Like most of the Poodle hybrids, the Yorkipoo was originally designed to be a companion dog who could reside with allergy sufferers. The Yorkipoo has low-dander, a low-shedding coat, and the small size of a toy breed. They are happy in many different types of homes and can make an excellent companion for the elderly. With their gentle and loving disposition, the Yorkipoo has proven that he can be a successful therapy dog.
The Yorkipoo does well at training and is usually a quick learner. Theyy can be stubborn, but this trait tends to rear its ugly head if training is harsh or becomes repetitive. Keep their lessons fun and interesting, and all should go easily. Consistent, positive reinforcement is the only way to train a Yorkipoo, especially since harsh corrections can seriously injure such a small dog.
Yorkipoos are intelligent and enjoy performance competition, such as agility and obedience. Loving and gentle, the Yorkipoo can make an excellent companion to older, more considerate children.