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Yorkipoo

Yorkshire Terrier / Poodle Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

The front right side of a thick-coated, white and black Yorkiepoo dog standing across a dirt surface and it is panting. There is a person in a blue shirt bending over behind the dog.

Miller the Yorkiepoo at 1 1/2 years old

Other Names
  • Yorkie-Poo
  • Yorkiepoo
  • Yo-Yopoo = F1b
  • Yorkiedoodle
Description

The Yorkiepoo, also called a Yorkiedoodle or a Yo-Yopoo, is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition
  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Yorkie-Poo
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Yorkie-Poo
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Yorkipoo
  • Designer Breed Registry = Yorkie Poo
  • There are a few different ways breeders are producing Yorkipoos. Ask the breeder you contact which type of hybrid they breed.
  • F1 = 50% Yorkshire Terrier and 50% Poodle - This is Yorkie to Poodle cross; this is first generation, resulting in healthier offspring. Hair type can be long like a Yorkie, or wavy like a Poodle, pups in the same litter can vary.
  • F1b = 25% Poodle and 75% Yorkshire Terrier (F1 Yorkipoo and Yorkie cross) - This is Yorkipoo bred back to Yorkie. Coat turns out more like the Yorkie. This F1b hybrid type has been given the name Yo-Yopoo.
  • F1b = 25% Yorkshire Terrier and 75% Poodle (F1 Yorkipoo and Poodle cross) - This is Yorkipoo bred back to Poodle. It is a wavy, curly, shaggy looking Doodle very consistent in coat types.
  • F2 = F1 Yorkipoo and F1 Yorkipoo cross - In this combination you get the same percentage of Yorkshire Terrier mix as you would in an F1 Yorkipoo.
  • F3 = F2 Yorkipoo and F2 Yorkipoo cross
  • Multi-generation = F3 or higher generation Yorkipoo and F3 or higher generation Yorkipoo cross
Top down view of a thick wavy coated, tan Yorkipoo dog laying across a grass surface. It is looking up and its head is slightly tilted to the right. It has brown eyes, a black nose and black lips.

Pepper the male Yorkipoo at age 8 is an F1-class Yorkipoo (Yorkie / Poodle hybrid). He is also a retired actor. He appeared in 5 episodes of "Touched by an Angel," was runner up at the audition of "Joe Camps Benji" and has several commercials to his credit. He worked in Kevin Costner films as well. "I am not doing anything special now... just sitting on the grass." Pepper wants all his best wishes to go out to Skidboot (the famous Australian Cattle Dog). We will miss this wonderful dog. Skidboot was so cool."

A tan with white Yorkipoo is standing across an area with woodchips on the ground and it is looking to the right. Its tail is curled up over its back with long hair coming from it. It has long hair on its drop ears.

Pepper the male F1 class Yorkipoo (Yorkie / Poodle mix breed dog)—"He also appeared in a local cable TV restaurant commercial. The owners of the restaurant loved him!"

The front left side of a curly coated grey with black Yorkipoo dog laying across a grass surface. It has wide round dark eyes that are glowing green and a black nose.

Chewie is an F1b-class Yorkipoo. He is Pepper's best friend.

The front right side of a curly coated, grey with black Yorkipoo dog laying across a grass surface looking forward. It has wide round brown eyes and a black nose. The hair around its face is rust brown in color.

Chewie is an F1b-class Yorkipoo.

The front left side of a long thick wavy coated, grey with black Yorkipoo dog that is standing across a grass surface, its mouth is open, its tongue is sticking out and it is casting a shadow.

Chewie is an F1b-class Yorkipoo.

Three Yorkipoo puppies are sitting on a couch and they are all looking up. The words - Patches, Sydnee and Sugar Butt - are overlayed over each dog. The firs two puppies are various shades of tan and the third one is tan with black on its face. They all have black noses and dark round eyes.

Yorkipoo puppies Patches, Sydnee and Sugar Butt at 3 months old

A light tan Yorkipoo is laying on a tiled surface, its mouth is open and its tongue is hanging out. It has a big black nose, dark round eyes that are partly covered in hair and a pink tongue.

Maggie the Yorkipoo (Yorkie / Poodle cross) from Brazil at 18 months old

The left side of a black Yorkipoo that is sitting on a white surface. There is a person behind it and touching its sides. Its long ears hang down to the sides covered in long straight hair and it has longer hair on the top of its head with a black nose.

This is one-year-old Jessie. Photo courtesy of Barbue Beauties Bichon Yorkie and Yorkipoos

A long wavy coated tan and black Yorkipoo dog standing across a tiled floor, it is looking forward and it has a yellow ribbon in its hair. Its eyes are wide and round and its nose is black.

Pippi the silver Yo-Yopoo (which is an F1b Yorkipoo = Yorkipoo / Yorkie hybrid) at 15 months old, photo courtesy of 3 Pines Kennels

A thick-coated, tan and black Yorkipoo dog standing on a porch, it is looking forward, its mouth is open and its tongue is sticking out.

Zoi the black and tan Yo-Yopoo (which is an F1b Yorkipoo = Yorkipoo / Yorkie hybrid) at 2½ years old, photo courtesy of 3 Pines Kennels

A brown with tan Yorkipoo dog standing on a carpet and there is a food and water bowl in front of it. Its ears hang down to the sides with longer hair on them.

Rocky the Yorkipoo from New Orleans

A toy-sized, fuzzy, soft looking, tan and black dog sitting on the floor of a car with a blue leash connected to its collar. The hair around its face is cut to stay out of its wide brown eyes and it has a black nose.

"This is the updated picture of Malik at 7 years old. He's still 8 lbs and still loves his squeaky balls. A lot of people liked his puppy picture in the car (below). Here he is on his way to pick up his younger sister Kona, a 4 years old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Second picture is of them in the car going back home from doggie day care."

The front left side of a black with tan Yorkipoo dog sitting on wood chips and it is looking to the left. Its mouth is open and its tongue is sticking out. It has perk ears and a black nose. The wind is blowing the dogs hair back and it is squinting its eyes.

"Malik is a very smart Yorkshire Terrier / Poodle mix (F1b). In this picture he is 19 months and weighs about 8 pounds. It is a windy day at the dog park."

A black with tan Yorkipoo dog laying in a field with a tennis ball in front of it and it is panting. It has large perk ears, dark eyes and a black nose.

"We used to train his tricks with tiny pieces of cheese/dog treats, but we found that his favored reward, which he places a lot of value on, is the little Air Dog Squeaker by Kong. It fits right in his mouth and it looks like he's smiling when he has it in there. Here is Malik with his favorite toy."

Close up - A soft looking, black with tan Yorkipoo puppy sitting on a tiled surface and it is looking forward. It has large perk ears that are set wide apart and a black nose.

"We naturally took the role as alpha leaders for our Malik. Any human that lets his/her dog run the pack/family did not do his/her research before accepting his/her four-legged friend into the household. This is Malik at 4 months."

Close up - Top down view of a black with tan Yorkipoo puppy standing up against the passenger seat of a vehicle and it is looking up. Its ears are hanging down to the sides. It has wide dark eyes and a black nose.

"He is a well-trained dog and has been so since he was a puppy. We did not want him raised as the "typical lap dog." He fetches toys by name, can leave a treat on his nose and sprints around the apartment on command. Sometimes he gets overly excited when meeting new people and dogs so we would like to socialize him more often. Otherwise, he has a very good temperament. This is Malik when he was 2 months old and about 2.5 lbs."