How Much Does a Yorkie Poo Cost?
A Yorkie Poo, also known as Yorkiedoodle or a Yo-Yopoo, is not a pure-bred dog. It is rather a 50% to 50% cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle.
Because of the cross breeding, it’s difficult to predict the exact result of the puppies. Some offspring will take on the Yorkshire features, while others may favor the poodle. This means that not every Yorkie poo will look or act alike. Nevertheless, it’s wise to familiarize with the temperament of both parents, and from there, you will somehow get an idea of the general character of the progeny.
How much does it cost?
- On average, a Yorkie Poo is going to cost anywhere from $400 to as much as $1,000. The costs will depend on its history, the quality, colors, age, breeder, geographical location and inclusions with the adoption.
- Puppyfind.com, an online pet classified website, has several Yorkie Poos listings. Here, the prices range anywhere from as little as $350 to as much as $850.
- At NextDayPets.com, another large pet classified website, the prices range from $300 to as much as $750.
What is going to be included?
- A Yorkie Poo usually stands between 6 to 9 inches tall and weighs around four to fifteen pounds.
- The average life span of a Yorkie poo is 15 years.
- This breed is not AKC recognized. The reason it is not recognized is because it is deemed a “hybrid.”
- The cost of a Yorkie Poo can be white, grey, silver and a blend of these colors. As they grow older, however, their coat slowly becomes grey. Their tail can stand high or straight. Depending on the parents of the dog, the size and head will vary in size.
- This dog tends to be smart and energetic, and it is an awesome companion dog that gets along great with children.
- As noted above, the Yorkie Poo is a blend of the Toy Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier.
What are the extra costs?
- If the dog has to be shipped from out of state, plan on spending around $200 to $300 to have the dog shipped via the air.
- Be prepared to spend for the dog’s food, maintenance and health care needs. Most state that you should budget at least $200 per month. Even if you do not spend this much, it is best to set some money aside for unnecessary vet bills.
- With any dog, it is important that the dog gets groomed at least once a month. This is especially important if you live in an area that has hot summers.
- There are many accessories that can be purchased for your Yorkie Poo. This can include simple things such as a leash, collar, and toys. It could also extend to things such as backpacks and bike trailers.
- For protective measures, you should purchase tags for the dog to wear on its collar. This can have your information so that you can be contacted in case the dog is lost.
Tips to know:
- Feed Yorkie Poo puppies three times a day until it reaches six months old. Once they reach that age, reduce the feedings to twice a day and adjust the amount of its meal according to the dog’s weight.
- It is not necessary to walk a Yorkie Poo daily because of its size. A three-time weekly walk will do.
- Be aware that although most online transactions are legitimate, there are people who use the same medium for malicious intent. There have been recorded reports of fraud or scam. Therefore, if you feel suspicious about the seller, conduct a background check on him or her to ensure that you are doing business with someone reputable.
- One way to verify the seller is to request for a personalized photograph of the dog you are interested in. See to it, though, that the picture she gives you is the one that you have specified, not the one she suggested. If the seller cannot produce the picture you are asking for some reasons, you better report the seller to the website owner that published the dog advertisement. Or, you may just drop the transaction with the seller.
- These dogs tend to be popular for people who suffer from allergies because the Yorkie Poo does not shed.
How can I save money?
- While it may be hard to find, consider talking with a local rescue or shelter. Adopting an older dog can often cost less than a few hundred dollars.
- Do not settle on the first breeder that you come across. Instead, ask lots of questions and make sure that dealing with a legitimate operation. While it is tempting to find a cheaper dog, the price is not what you want to solely focus on.