Yorkipoo

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Yorkie-Poo
Yorkipoo.jpg
The appearance of Yorkipoos may vary from tan to black to white and brown
Other namesYorkiepoo, Yorkapoo, Yorkerpoo, Yoodle
 
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Yorkie-Poo
Yorkipoo.jpg
The appearance of Yorkipoos may vary from tan to black to white and brown
Other namesYorkiepoo, Yorkapoo, Yorkerpoo, Yoodle

A yorkiepoo (also called a yorkapoo or yoodle) is a mutt or mixed breed dog hybrid dog, bred for the first time in the United States, by crossing a Yorkshire Terrier and a poodle (in most cases the miniature poodle or toy poodle), or by breeding yorkiepoo to yorkiepoo. It's known for being one of a few varieties of hypoallergenic dogs. The yorkiepoo is not recognized by any major kennel clubs.

Description[edit]

This dog may range in height from 6-9 inches and may weigh between 4 and 14 pounds.[1] These dogs may be bred from two purebred parents or two hybrid parents. They tend to have a smooth coat, of silky and wavy hair, and can come in a variety of colors. Depending on which parent's genes are more dominant, the dog may be hypoallergenic and thus be more suited to homes with allergy sufferers.[1]

Health[edit]

Yorkipoos can suffer from several diseases, but are generally very healthy dogs.[2] They can suffer from hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia as well as hypothyroidism, von Willebrand's disease, and thrombopathia, and should be assessed for all of these conditions.[2] Epilepsy is common, as well as patellar luxation, portosystemic shunts, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, hyperadrenocorticism and atopic dermatitis.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hochberg, Ilene. Dogs by Design: How to Find the Right Mixed Breed for You. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Yorkipoo". Dog Time. Retrieved February 4, 2013.