Yorkie Poos are a relatively new hybrid dog breed, and we have to say they’re so cute! Along with being adorable, these dogs also have a unique combination of hair because of their purebred parents.
If you’re the pet parent of a Yorkie Poo and looking for tips dealing with his hair, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together some information about Yorkie Poos and the different types of fur they can have. After that, the following sections include information on different Yorkie Poo haircuts. After all, dogs want to be stylish, too!
What is a Yorkie Poo?
Yorkie Poos are a hybrid mix between a purebred Poodle and a purebred Yorkshire Terrier! What could be cuter than that? Hybrid dogs are also sometimes called “designer” dogs because some breeders may be interested in developing a dog with specific characteristics.
No one is quite sure when Yorkie Poos were first bred, but many designer dogs were first bred in the 1990s or early 2000s. However, it’s thought breeders wanted to develop a dog that was hypoallergenic and healthier than the purebred parents.
When it comes to hybrid dogs, it’s important to understand there’s no breed standard. That’s because the dogs randomly inherit genes from both parents. No hybrid dog is a straight 50/50 mix of their parents. There’s really no way to predict how the puppies will turn out.
For this reason, puppies from the same litter can be very different from one another. Some puppies may take after the Poodle parent, while others are more like their Yorkie parent. And there even be puppies that are more a mixture of both! So, characteristics and personalities are difficult to determine. The breeder needs to choose healthy parents who have great personalities and temperaments. The puppies then have a better chance of being a well-rounded mix of both parents.
Yorkie Poos tend to be happy, playful dogs! They may try to do tricks and show off while at the same time having a high level of confidence. These dogs are excellent companions, especially for anyone who would like a small, lively, happy dog! Oh, and we have to mention that Yorkie Poos are also extremely intelligent!
One thing to be aware of with the Yorkie Poo is that they tend to have big dog syndrome. This isn’t an illness. Instead, big dog syndrome is more a mental attitude that’s common in some smaller dog breeds. These dogs believe they’re larger than they are and may not shy away from taking on a larger dog. So, it’s best not to let them run at a dog park. Larger dogs may not see the Yorkie Poo as a threat but possibly as a snack.
Yorkie Poos are very small dogs. They stand between 7 to 15 inches and weigh between 3 to 14 lbs.
Yorkie Poo Fur
Yorkie Poos, as hybrid dogs, have a wide range of fur types. Their fur may be straight, curly, or some combination in between. It can also be long and silky, like the Yorkie parent. These dogs are said to be hypoallergenic. While they don’t shed much, they aren’t truly hypoallergenic. There’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog.
Every dog breed produces specific proteins that can be found in their saliva, dander, skin, and urine. It’s these proteins that may cause an allergic reaction in some people. If you’re allergic to dogs, it’s a good idea to spend some time with a dog you’d like to adopt. See if your allergies act up and how much they react before you adopt. Then you won’t bring home a dog that makes you sick.
Back to Yorkie Poos, they’re not hypoallergenic; however, they don’t shed as much. This means there won’t be as much fur all over the house and not as much dander, either.
When it comes to grooming, these little beauties need a lot of brushing! Their fur snarls and mats easily, so daily brushing helps keep their fur shiny and healthy without the snarls. Brushing also helps reduce the amount of fur shed in your house.
Types of Yorkie Poo Hair
As mentioned earlier, Yorkie Poos have different types of hair. We’ll tell you more about each type of hair in this section.
Yorkie Poos with a curly coat is more like the Poodle parents. Yorkie Poos with this type of coat are low-shedding; however, they do require more brushing. The curly coat is more prone to developing snarls and mats.
Yorkie Poos with the straight coat tend to take after their Yorkie parent. They don’t shed much; however, their fur does grow faster, which means they need more grooming.
Finally, Yorkie Poos can also have a wavy coat! The wavy fur is a combination of Poodle and Yorkie fur. Sometimes the fur may be straighter or curlier; it just depends on the genetics the dog has inherited. This coat type tends to be wirier than the other two. However, it still requires regular grooming.
How Often Should You Groom a Yorkie Poo?
Because Yorkie Poos’ hair grows continuously, they need a trim about every six to eight weeks. In between visiting the groomer, it’s necessary to brush the dogs about once a day.
When it comes to bathing, if you take your fur baby to the groomer every few weeks, their services usually include a bath. However, if your dog becomes very dirty and smelly, it’s OK to give him a bath. It’s just good to bathe them too often.
People who have allergies sometimes bathe their dogs too often. They try to keep the amount of dander down. However, bathing too often may even make the dander worse. The dog’s skin may become overly dry and begin to flake, leaving more dander all over the house. So, be sure not to bathe your Yorkie Poo too often. It’s not good for his skin or hair and may make dander a larger problem.
If you have allergies and would like to cut down the dander, then you may want to consider using dog wipes. These can be used in between baths and do help keep your dog cleaner while cutting down on the amount of dander!
Is It Possible to Groom Your Yorkie Poo Yourself?
The answer is yes! Some pet parents do go this route, as it saves money. Groomers can be expensive. So, you may save some money by learning to groom your Yorkie Poo. However, learning to groom can be tricky, and you need the right tools.
You would need a brush, hair dryer, towels, a non-slip mat, dog hair trimmers, and nail clippers. These are easy to find in a pet shop or online. However, the initial investment may be a little expensive. After that, though, the tools will pay for themselves.
Now, we’re ready to get on with those Yorkie Poo hairstyles we mentioned earlier!
1. Yorkie Poo Puppy Cut
One of the most popular haircuts for Yorkie Poos is the puppy cut. This hairstyle is best for a Yorkie Poo that most resembles his Poodle parent. The puppy cut is a trim that leaves the dog with an even-length coat all over. It’s very cute and simple. If you’re not into major styles and “dos,” then this might be the right hairstyle for your Yorkie Poo.
The puppy cut leaves the hair about one inch long all over the dog’s body. The hair on the dog’s face may be left a little bit longer, as well as on the top of his head. Some people choose this hairstyle all year long, while others use it mainly during the warmer months.
This is a great hairstyle if you’re not into brushing, as it’s too short for the hair to matt. This cut is also easier to bathe. The puppy cut is a very practical hairstyle for the Yorkie Poo. What’s more, your fur baby won’t have to be groomed quite as often if you keep his hair this length.
2. Yorkie Poo Teddy Bear Cut
Here’s another adorable hairstyle for a Yorkie Poo—the teddy bear cut! Your Yorkie Poo will look more like a toy stuffed animal with this haircut! It’s similar to the puppy cut but is about an inch longer. Trimmers are not used for this hairstyle; instead, the groomer uses scissors to achieve the plush, fluffy look.
This is another hairstyle that’s very practical and makes it easier to brush your fur baby. However, you will need to brush the hair more often because it’s longer.
3. Schnauzer Cut
The Schnauzer cut is best for Yorkie Poos that have straight, thin hair. For this cut, the hair on the dog’s back and sides is shaved, leaving a long “skirt.” The skirt is hair under the dog’s neck that goes from there to the tip of his tail. The hair on the dog’s legs is also included in the skirt.
For the face, the hair on the dog’s head may be left about 2 to 2.5 inches long, with the face trimmed closer. The dog usually is also left with a mustache.
4. Yorkie Poo Shaved Summer Cut
Here’s another very practical Yorkie Poo haircut, which is perfect for summer. It’s similar to the puppy cut, but the hair is a little bit longer. The hair on the ears is also a little bit longer, and you can leave a mustache on your fur baby’s face. The rest of the hair on the body is trimmed to the same length.
This is a great option for the summer months as it keeps the Yorkie Poo cooler. It’s also easier to brush and bathe the dog with this shorter cut. Your Yorkie Poo will stay much more comfortable with this hairstyle, especially if you live in a very hot, humid environment.
5. Yorkie Poo Lamb Cut
The Yorkie Poo lamb cut is another great choice for dogs that take after their Poodle parent. Here, the head is fluffy, and there’s longer hair on the ears, legs, and paws.
The hairstyle is both cute and practical! It somewhat resembles the teddy bear cut in, making your fur baby look more like a toy stuffed animal. How adorable is that?
6. Yorkie Poo Kennel Cut
The Yorkie Poo kennel cut is a combination of the teddy bear and summer cut. The hair on the dog’s body is trimmed very short, with longer hair on the face and ears.
The kennel cut is another trim that’s easy to care for and perfect for the warmer months.
7. Yorkie Poo Curls Cut
The Yorkie Poo curls cut is best for dogs that have curly hair. The hair is about the same length all over the body. On the dog’s face, the hair is trimmed around the eyes, with a mustache left around the nose.
This cut requires daily brushing to keep the hair from tangling and matting. So, if you choose this hairstyle, make sure you are committed to daily brushing!
8. Yorkie Poo Westie Cut
This hairstyle is based on the West Highland Terrier (also called a Westie). Here, the hair on the dog’s body is trimmed very short and shaved. However, the head, eyebrows, and beard are left longer than the body hair.
It’s another cute hairstyle that’s perfect for the Yorkie Poo!
9. Squared Puppy Cut
The squared puppy cut is similar to the puppy cut. The hair on the body is trimmed close, like the puppy cut. However, the facial hair is left a little longer. Forehead hair is left about one inch long. If you use a little gel (that’s safe for dogs!), it’s possible to “square” their facial and head hair. The hair flares out a bit, while the body hair is short.
The effect is really cute and puts some emphasis on the Yorkie Poo’s face!
10. Layer Stack Hairstyle
The layer stack hairstyle is a very elegant and pretty haircut for Yorkie Poos. This style is best for Yorkie Poos that most resemble their Yorkie parent.
For this style, the dog’s hair is cut into different layers. The hair on the dog’s face/ears is one length, then the hair in the middle (between paws and the middle of the dog’s sides) is cut to another layer. The final layer is the hair on the legs.
If you’re going for an elegant look, this is a great style for your Yorkie Poo. The hair on top of his head may be really long, so you may want to use a hair tie to keep the fur out of his face.
This haircut will involve daily brushing because the fur is so long. It can easily tangle, making your fur baby really uncomfortable.
Summing It Up
So, there you have it! We hope you’ve been able to find the perfect hairstyle for your Yorkie Poo. No matter the style you choose, we’re sure your fur baby will look adorable and sweet!