Dainty, clever, and exceedingly loving are just some of the adjectives used to describe Yorkipoos. A classic cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Miniature or Toy Poodle, this dog is an ideal companion for anyone who wants a friendly, easy-to-train and adaptable dog.
Since Yorkipoos are known for their petite size, you must be wondering how big a fully grown dog can get. How does its size compare to other breeds? Continue reading to find out!
Factors that affect the size of a Yorkipoo
Since the ‘designer dog’ Yorkipoo is a hybrid breed, its size depends on many factors, especially it’s lineage. The size of the parent Miniature or Toy poodle determines how big your dog will get. Along with this, genetic differences and nutrition also contribute to its growth.
However, contrary to popular belief, neutering or spaying your dog won’t affect its growth much. If you want your dog to grow to its maximum potential, proper nutrition and exercise will help.
How much does a Yorkipoo weigh?
Being a mixed breed, the weight can vary among individual dogs, depending on how the parent dogs’ traits are expressed in them.
Yorkipoos, on average, weigh 7 to 10 pounds. However, a healthy weight for Yorkipoos can range anywhere from 3 to 14 pounds. Again, since the size depends on their lineage, a slightly lighter or heavier weight should not be concerning.
If your Youkipoo weighs below 10 pounds, it may need special supervision at dog parks and public spaces with larger dogs. Dogs below this weight tend to launch themselves at bigger dogs without taking their own size into account. While this is an amusing behavior, it can be quite dangerous.
Underweight dogs can be very delicate and prone to injuries. Overweight dogs can exert too much strain on their legs, causing joint problems. If you notice that your Yorkipoo is underweight or overweight, make sure to consult a vet.
How tall does a Yorkipoo get?
The height of the Yorkipoo also depends on lineage, nutrition, and activity level. If your Yorkipoo is bred with a Toy Poodle as one of its parents, then it is likely to be shorter.
Fully grown Yorkipoos are generally 7 to 15 inches tall. While these dogs arent the tallest among the lot, they are quite jumpy and energetic.
When is a Yorkipoo fully grown?
Surprisingly, Yorkipoos can take varying amounts of time to reach their adult stage. Yorkipoos can fall under either of the categories of small or medium dog breeds depending on the size of the individual dog.
Generally, dogs in the small breed category reach their adult size at 8 to 12 months of age. Dogs in the medium breed category reach their adult size at 12 to 15 months of age.
Yorkipoos can achieve their mature adult size anytime between 8 to 15 months, depending on the dog’s lineage. Its lineage will also help determine which category the dog falls under and create a clearer picture of its mature adult size and maturation time.
To sum up
Although generally small, Yorkipoos can range widely in their sizes due to the fact that they are mixed breeds. You can consult a vet about how factors such as nutrition, activity levels, and neutering affect the size of your Yorkipoo.
It is essential that you learn about the lineage of your pup from its breeder. This will help you to better understand what size is healthy for your Yorkipoo and what its mature adult size will be. In the end, no matter how big or small your Yorkipoo is, it will always remain cute and cuddly!