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Does anyone have a yorkie poo?

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Anothernamechanger1 Fri 27-Jan-17 15:30:18

If you have a yorkie poo (or know anyone with one) could you please tell me your experience of the breed? I'm getting a dog And want to make sure we chose the right breed. On research it seems to fit the bill. A friend has one that is still a puppy. House training has been a breeze, its obedient, doesn't cry at night at all, sleeps in a crate at night. I'm wondering if she's just been lucky? Please could you share your experience? (I'm really just after personal experiences rather than opinion)

Nanasueathome Fri 27-Jan-17 15:32:11

What on earth is a yorkie poo?
If it's a cross breed then no 2 will be the same
It's not a recognised breed at all

Thattimeofyearagain Fri 27-Jan-17 15:33:06

Its not a breed. Hth.

reallyanotherone Fri 27-Jan-17 15:35:07

Get a yorkie or a poodle. Both lovely dogs. I've had both and love both.

Crosses you have no idea what you're getting. Add that to the pretty much guarantee that you're buying from a puppy farm or other irresponsible breeder, and adding to the increasing "poo" problem.

Anothernamechanger1 Fri 27-Jan-17 15:35:40

Ok that. Then whatever the correct term is called.

Yorkie mix with poodle.

Anothernamechanger1 Fri 27-Jan-17 15:36:29

Thanks really. What difference is there between the toy poodle and standard poodle? Other than the size obviously.

Thattimeofyearagain Fri 27-Jan-17 15:40:06

Ok, the thing I with a cross you can never be quite sure what you will get . My lab springer X is massive and looks / acts like a full lab, but the rest of his litter were springer size with long coats. I love poodles and Yorkies. What traits are you looking for ?

Anothernamechanger1 Fri 27-Jan-17 15:44:54

Thank you really this is what help I need! I have 2 children 8.5 and 10.5, they are both asthmatic so ideally would prefer hyperallergenic/low shed. (They are fine with friends yorkiepoo) something that is happy to sit on your lap and cuddle. My eldest has ASD so suffers from anxiety but animals relax him so I think the right dog would benefit his greatly, aswell as me and other ds. So something that is gentle? Would have fun playing fetch? I would like to get the DC involved in training.

I'm at home as I'm ds carer, I don't go out for lengthy periods. I'm able to walk daily but only have a small garden.

Anothernamechanger1 Fri 27-Jan-17 15:45:34

I mean thank you that!! Sorry blush

Hoppinggreen Fri 27-Jan-17 15:49:29

When getting a cross breed research the worst possible traits of both breeds and decide if you could cope with ALL of them.
I know that's the worst case scenario but it's the best way to decide if it suits you

Thattimeofyearagain Fri 27-Jan-17 15:55:17

grin. I agree with pp, great advice.

Anothernamechanger1 Fri 27-Jan-17 15:58:03

Ok. There are so many different sites for advice but some conflict. What is the best place to get true senses of a dogs traits?

Wolfiefan Fri 27-Jan-17 15:58:53

A puppy will absolutely not just sit and be cuddled!
Just because one cross breed dog doesn't make your kids have an asthma attack it doesn't mean a different dog wouldn't cause an issue. Just because they are the same cross it doesn't mean the fur is the same.

TrionicLettuce Fri 27-Jan-17 16:02:09

All sizes of poodles, even the toys, can be very buzzy, bright and active little dogs. There's a reason why the minis and toys are quite popular in agility for the smaller height classes.

I'd recommend having a look at the Bichon Frise, I think they'd be very suitable for what you want and you've got a much better chance of getting the type of dog you want (both in terms of physical appearance, including coat type, and temperament/potential breed traits) by going for an established breed over a cross.

The best way to find a puppy is by contacting the breed club as they will be able to help put you in touch with decent breeders who are planning litters.

I'd also recommend reading this guide to buying a puppy and this list of questions to ask a breeder.

Anothernamechanger1 Fri 27-Jan-17 16:02:48

No wolfie I appreciate that they won't all the time, but to be happy having a little cuddle isn't too unheard of I don't think. (Friends puppy today fell asleep in my arms whilst I was talking). Regards to coat, if they were fine around around say a poodle, I would try to find a breeder who's happy for my DC to spend half an hour around their dog before commiting just to be 100%. They've never had any reaction to any dog, it's just something I obviously have to make sure of

Anothernamechanger1 Fri 27-Jan-17 16:04:18

trionic they were another breed that I was thinking of but have never met one or know anyone with one. Bet it's hard to keep them white grin

TrionicLettuce Fri 27-Jan-17 16:10:57

The individual breed pages on Champdogs generally have quite good and concise information on them, usually written by breed enthusiasts as well. Some also have a more in depth guide, linked at the bottom under 'More Information'.

Are you anywhere near Birmingham? If so Crufts is on there in March and they have a Discover Dogs section where there will be representatives (both human and canine) for just about every KC recognised breed there is. It's a great way to meet breeds, chat to people who are passionate about them and get a good idea of whether they'd suit you or not.

Alternatively dog shows, especially championship ones, are a great way to see breeds you're interested in. I've always found people incredibly willing to have a chat and let me cuddle their dogs when they're not busy.

FourKidsNotCrazyYet Fri 27-Jan-17 16:12:31

I know several poodles that are really quite prey driven. Very dominant over food and small toys, especially around young children. I know it's mainly how they are raised but bare in mind that Poodles are French fighting dogs. That's what they are bred for and instinct can be quite high in some.

Anothernamechanger1 Fri 27-Jan-17 16:12:59

There seems to be negatives of all breeds though, so how do you decide what is best if you have a criteria you need to fill? Does that mean we won't find a suitable dog for us??sad

No we are no where near Birmingham, I had thought about crafts. I shall watch any of it that may be on tv though.

Wolfiefan Fri 27-Jan-17 16:50:01

We have an 18 week old puppy. The teething. God the teething. I have holes in my clothes and a few teeth impressions! A puppy and a young child or one with ASD could well be a recipe for disaster!
I think Trionic means to visit Crufts so you can see different breeds and ask questions. Seeing them on TV really isn't the point.
No decent breeder would object to you spending time with their dogs to check for reaction. Our breeder insisted on a home check too! We had two of the breed in our home for a visit.

BertieBotts Fri 27-Jan-17 17:03:16

I have a friend with a Bichon Frise, he is the sweetest thing, she always says he doesn't know he is a dog! She doesn't seem to have issue keeping him clean but I think as he's small he doesn't need as much exercise as a bigger dog so they often just walk around residential streets etc rather than doing lots of muddy forest walks.

reallyanotherone Fri 27-Jan-17 17:17:44

There are lots of yorkie/small dog rescues about if a puppy might be difficult.

Thiis one fosters rather than kennels, so you get a very good idea of what the dog is like in the home environment...the dogs are on the forum and the foster carer will post pictures and updates on a new arrival..

BagelGoesWalking Fri 27-Jan-17 17:19:14

I would also recommend a Bichon Frise. My brother has one (crossed with poodle), she's now 8 but has been the easiest, happiest dog ever! She was easy to train, not too demanding, convenient size. She'll enjoy a long walk of 2 or so hours, but also happy with shorter walks if that's what's convenient.

They do need grooming about every 8 weeks , so you need to factor in that extra cost. You would also need to do quite a lot of research to find a good breeder because they are often puppy-farmed, esp mixed with poodles.

This site seems to have some good info.

Bubble2bubble Fri 27-Jan-17 17:53:52

A 'yorkiepoo' will be sold to you by a puppy farmer, please don't support the trade.

If you are looking for a breeder then Trionic gives very good advice.

Your other option is to talk to local rescues and ask them to match you with a suitable dog. Ideally you could meet a dog that was being fostered before making a decision. Your situation could be ideal for a nice calm older dog, and many rescues would be delighted to talk to you.

As you may have read on other threads here a puppy has the potential to push everyone's stress levels to the limit.

Anothernamechanger1 Fri 27-Jan-17 18:38:11

I'm not set on a puppy at all. I'm just struggling with the rescues. Iv registered locally to me but have been told that as I require a 'green dog' that I will have a long wait as they are in high demand. So I'm on their lists and keep checking in with them of course but want to keep looking at other options. I wouldn't want to adopt any older than 2 really as I want the kids to be able to have it in their lives as much as possible.

I will look at that rescue site really when I'm on my laptop as it's hard to navigate on my phone, thank you.

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