6-15 lbs
United States
Yoodle, Yorkapoo, Yorkerpoo, Yorkiepoopoo, Yorkiedoodle
With the pedigree of a showman and the heart of a true companion, the Yorkipoo has been making waves as a designer dog who is great for anyone seeking a small, highly hypoallergenic companion. Despite being a designer dog that's only been around for a few decades, the Yorkipoo has been gaining prominence as the wondrous result of mixing a Yorkshire Terrier with a Poodle. The Yorkipoo's myriad of alternate names (Yorkipoos are also known as Yoodles, Yorkapoos, Yorkerpoos, Yorkiepoodles, and Yorkiedoodles,) serves as a testament to this young breed's astounding popularity and gives credence to the Yorkipoo's growing reputation. Yoodles are very confident dogs and have been known to do quite well in competitions and shows, once properly trained. But even if you're not looking for a dog to enter into the competitive scene, the Yorkipoo makes a great pet and an awesome family friend.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Yorkshire Terrier, Poodle

Yorkipoo Health

Average Size
Male Yorkipoo size stats
Height: 4-14 inches Weight: 6-15 lbs
Female Yorkipoo size stats
Height: 4-14 inches Weight: 6-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Heart Analysis

Yorkipoo Breed History

Yorkipoos are newer breeds, with their histories merely spanning a matter of decades, but such is the case with most designer dogs. Yoodles were bred to try and capture the best qualities of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle, and many a proud owner would say that the Yorkiepoo truly captures the best of both worlds, but our furry hybrid friends just aren't as prolific as either of their parents; not yet, that is to say. As a result of the Yorkipoo's status as a relative newcomer in the animal kingdom, it's history is just not as expansive as the Yorkie's or the Poodle's. However we can still take into consideration most of what we know about Yorkies and Poodles in order to paint a more vivid picture of the Yorkipoo. Many doggy enthusiasts know that Yorkies are born and bred vermin hunters whose origins stretch all the way back to 19th century England. A mix of a few Terriers including the Skye and Manchester, this spunky little canine joined the rosters of the American Kennel Club in 1885. Many also know that Poodles are one of the oldest known dog breeds in the world and though the Germans are though tot have bred them to be excellent hunters, the French took to Poodles quite voraciously and are credited with developing the Poodle into the highly clever breed we know today. This breed was added to the American Kennel Club's list in 1888. Add the loyal and energetic personality of the Yorkie with the high intelligence and personality of the Poodle and it only makes sense that the Yorkipoo would be as charismatic and chipper as it is. The Yorkipoo's pedigree is rife with intelligence, charisma, and prey drives, giving this relative newcomer a unique combination of DNA from two of the world's most beloved and well known breeds.

Yorkipoo Breed Appearance

Designer dogs always have the potential to resemble one parent more than the other, but the smaller to medium size of the Yorkipoo, as well as its silky soft coat are constant features of the breed. Yorkiedoodles can vary rather vividly from individual dog to individual dog; some can have coats of black, brown, cream or even multicolored coats while others can have shorter or longer fur depending on its parents. Yorkipoo's have an overall charming and enchanting appearance, considering their friendly brown eyes and short, somewhat stunted snouts. Some Yorkiepoos can have large tufts of hair hanging from their limbs, a feature that's more common in hybrids that take after their Poodle parents more than the Yorkie. Others tend to display the multi-colored coats more prominently due to the opposite reason.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Yorkipoo eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Yorkipoo nose
Coat Color Possibilities
silver Yorkipoo coat
cream Yorkipoo coat
brown Yorkipoo coat
brown Yorkipoo coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Yorkipoo wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Yorkipoo Breed Maintenance

Yorkipoos are not the type of dogs that shed heavily and leave big ol' clumps of hair all over the place, however they will require frequent brushing sessions to keep their coats healthy, shiny, and untangled. Be certain to keep an inventory of brushes at hand to properly tend to the Yorkiedoodle's needs, but also be prepared to schedule regular visits to a trusted dog groomer in order to keep the Yorkipoo's coat in tip top condition. Yorkipoos also tend not to posses the ever-maligned "dog smell" that other breeds might pick up from playing or simply just going about their daily doggy lives. You'll also want to be adequately prepared to deal with this breed's nails; remember, never attempt to cut a dog's nails if you don't know how. Please be sure to get training before you try or simply get a professional to do it for you, but never take the paw into your own hands if you're unseasoned in that regard.
Brushes for Yorkipoo
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Yorkipoo requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Yorkipoo Temperament

Yorkipoos are highly intelligent due to mental acuteness of both the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle. They can follow directions very well and can pick up novel concepts at an exceptionally fast rate. These traits are in fact some of the main reasons why Yorkipoos have been making big waves in the dog show scene. Another reason is the Yorkpoo's charming personality; the hybrids are wingless, furry, four legged social butterflies who love to liven up the mood and entertain family members and guests. But they also need to be mentally stimulated as well, as their higher intellects propel them to find new challenges often. Yorkipoos are down to earth, incredibly smart socialites who get along 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 in between the ears.

Yorkipoo Activity Requirements

Being smaller dogs, Yorkipoos don't require a high intensity workout regime but they will need about 30 minutes of play time, per day, to get some of that much needed mental stimulation that was mentioned earlier. Due to their more compact size, Yorkipoos can get an adequate workout from playing at a local park or even going for a stroll around the block. A large amount of the Yorikpoo's exercising needs can be met at home as well, which why this breed is becoming a favorite of apartment dwellers or other individuals who live in smaller spaces.  Try to shoot for an average distance of 6 miles walked per week,  as this range will usually cover the Yorkipoo's fitness needs.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Yorkipoo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $1.20
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $35.00
food bag monthly cost

Yorkipoo Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Yorkipoo size stats at six months
Height: 5.5 inches Weight: 5.0 lbs
Female Yorkipoo size stats at six months
Height: 4.5 inches Weight: 5.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Yorkipoo size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs
Female Yorkipoo size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Yorkipoo size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs
Female Yorkipoo size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs

Yorkipoo Owner Experiences

1 Year
4 People
Walks, hikes, car rides, cuddling, hugs, etc.
He is the best dog I've ever had, he is my constant companion! I've had him from 5 weeks of age, and realized from the get go that love, and loyalty were never going to be in question! He is so smart... too smart sometimes, playful, cuddly, and he gives the best hugs which he will initiate! He uses his paws like hands to get your attention, move your hands, or even move something to where he wants it! He is not a barker, but will warn me if something is not right, or someone is close by he doesn't know! His fur is super soft, a bit curly, and does grow like crazy so I keep him bathed weekly, and trimmed bimonthly! He does not like to be left home, and does chew up my chapsticks when I leave to punish me for going without him! Which isn't often because he loves to go, and is great in the car, and on our adventures! But other than that he has chewed nothing since his teething days! He very quickly became my baby, we call him Son, and if you ask him he is just our furry child! Lol He does get a bit distracted at moments when outside but its because this boy has the worlds greatest smeller! I'm convinced, he can find that smell wherever it is! He loves the snow, and jumps around like a maniac in it! He gets super excites when he looks outside, and sees it snowing its the funniest thing to witness! I could go on, and on about him, and not just because I love him! He really is the best, and there is not one thing about him that I would change! Except maybe the fact that he is a bedhog, and I've lost most my bed, and pillow space to my little heat seeker! This really is a great breed, a very enjoyable, love you beyond measure, easy going, perfect best friend! I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for a pet to love! = )
4 years, 2 months ago
Juan Julio
1 Year
4 People
House & Yard
Running buck wild!
If you are reading this because you are considering getting a yorkiepoo, just do it! Yes! Yes! Yes! Best decision I’ve ever made. I could go in to detail or I could give you reassurance you need, yes get the yorkiepoo!
2 years, 10 months ago
5 Years
3 People
House & Yard
She is the most intelligent one I have ever had!! Extremely attached to my husband and I. And we don't mind it a bit..
1 year, 8 months ago
9 Years
5 People
Car rides
My best friend! Loves car rides. Bad listener
1 year, 4 months ago
14 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Teaching tricks
Playing fetch
Lovable friendly dog. Easily trained. Independent with no separation anxiety. Loves to play. Enjoys long and short walks. Crate trained. Fussy eater.
1 year, 2 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
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