In this article, I will be comparing a Yorkiepoo vs Maltipoo. The doodle craze started back in the ’50s when a breeder mixed a cocker spaniel with a miniature poodle and created a Cockapoo. Since then, people have mixed poodles with several different breeds of dogs. Two of the favorite doodle dogs are a Yorkiepoo and a Maltipoo. These breeds of dogs are small and hypoallergenic. Which kind would be the best for your family? In this article, we will compare the two strains. Which is the best doodle dog?
What is A Yorkiepoo?
A Yorkiepoo is a mix between a Yorkshire terrier and a miniature poodle. This mix originated from the United States in the 1990s.
The purpose of mixing the two breeds was to create a hypoallergenic dog, with reduced genetic disorders, and great companionship.
There are several names for this breed of dog including, Yorkiepoo, Yorkiepoo, and Yoodle.
Yorkiepoos have dark round eyes, a tiny button nose, and floppy ears.
It can have a curly coat, a straight coat, or a wavy coat.
A Yorkiepoo has a variety of colors, including black, white, cream, apricot, silver, tan, and grey. The breed can grow from 6 to 15 inches and weigh between 4 to 14 pounds. Each Yorkie poodle mix puppy can look different since it might take different traits from each parent.
An ideal Yorkiepoo mix would have the boldness of a Yorkie with the intelligence and trainability of a poodle. In reality, the personality of the dog very much depends on their parents. Some things are every day for Yorkiepoo temperament.
They love people and will run up to strangers like they are there best friends. The breed is affectionate and loyal. They like playing and entertaining there humans. They get along great with children except for younger children that might try to pick them up. This breed is not afraid to nip if they feel threatened.
Yorkiepoos love to bark. This breed is a good alert dog because they will tell you whenever anything is coming toward the house.
The dog is energetic and likes to jump. It jumps higher than many people think a dog that size should jump. The breed might try to greet guests excitedly by showing them their acrobatics.
Yorkiepoos might also have inherited the hunting instincts of their parents, making them not fit for a house with smaller animals.
The breed is easy to train. Yorkiepoos are intelligent, and people pleasers. If training gets them snacks and makes their owners happy, they are glad to do it. However, if the exercise becomes too competitive, the dog may become bored.
The life span for this breed of dog is between 10 to 15 years of life. It’s not easy to say what health problems they will face since it is a new breed of dog. The best marker is to look at what problems Yorkies and poodles suffer from and address it.
Yorkiepoos suffer from hip, elbow, and knee cap displacement. They also could have epilepsy.
Yorkiepoos skin can sometimes get irritated or flakey.
They can sometimes have thyroid problems like other little dogs.
Yorkiepoos can also suffer from dental problems. Regular dental care is essential for a happy and healthy dog.
Taking Care of a Yorkiepoo
Feed your dog three meals a day when they are a puppy, and two when they get older. The energetic breed will not be still for long, so they will not eat a lot at each meal. Sometimes the dogs can be finicky eaters. You can mix wet food with dry food, but do not depend on wet food alone. A diet of wet food can contribute to dental problems.
Instead, a dog needs to visit the groomers depends on what type of coat the Yorkiepoo has. A Yorkiepoo with a poodle’s curly hair will need to visit the groomer monthly. No matter the hair type, the dog will benefit from being combed daily.
It is vital to get the dog into a puppy training class to calm down bad behaviors. It will also give your puppy something to do.
Since they are small dogs, playing around an apartment gives them plenty of exercise. You may see them get a case of the zoomies and run from one side of the apartment to the other. They love walks, but a walk of more than just around the block isn’t necessary.
What Is A Maltipoo
The Maltipoo doodle dog is a mix between a Maltese and a toy poodle. The breed originated ten to twenty years ago when a dog company breeds the two breeds to make a hypoallergenic company. A Maltese and a poodle are both low shedders. There are several variations of the breeds spelling, some calling them a Maltapoo, Maltipoo, and Maltepoo.
Maltipoo’s have dark round eyes, a small black nose, and small floppy ears. Their coat color depends on their poodle parent. The coat can be silky like the Maltese, curly like the poodle or a coat that’s somewhere in the middle. The average height for this breed is between 12 to 16 inches. They weigh 5 to 12 pounds.
Maltese only come in white coats. The white coat of the Maltese dilutes the colors of the poodle. A Maltipoo mix usually has lighter colors. Popular Malti colors include red, white, brown, silver, cream-colored, and apricot. A Black Maltipoo is rare and is typically the result of several breeding efforts to create that color.
A Maltipoo doodle dog is an intelligent, playful, and loyal dog. The Maltipoo retains its puppy-like behavior for around three years. While playful, this breed is also very gentle and loving. The Maltipoo likes to stay with their humans and can suffer from separation anxiety if they are away for too long.
Maltipoo’s gentle disposition makes them good with kids and other dogs. Since they are a small breed, they are not good with younger children that might be too rough with them.
A Maltipoo might bark for attention are to warn you that other people are around. They are a very intelligent breed, and it’s easy to train any negative behaviors.
The biggest health concern to a Maltipoo mix is allergies. Signs that your dog could have allergies include teary eyes, coughing, wheezing, sneezing, thinning hair, and itchy skin. There are many reasons why a Maltipoo could have allergies, including food, environmental, and contact allergies.
There are other health risks that this breed could come across. A white Maltipoo could suffer from white shakers syndrome. This condition occurs in dogs with white coats, and it makes them shake.
Other health problems include hip displacement, epilepsy, thyroid problems, and dental problems. The dog also does not do well in extreme hot or cold, so it’s best to stay in the house. This kind of dog has a lifespan of around 12 to 16 years.
Taking Care of a Maltipoo
This breed is a high metabolism dog. The breed needs a good dry protein-packed kibble. Feed the dog around 1.5 cups of food divided into two meals a day. Since these dogs are prone to have dental problems, wet food is not a good everyday food choice.
Brushing Maltipoos teeth can help curve any dental problems. You could also give them a dental chew.
Maltipoos require a lot of grooming. To keep the Maltipoos coat from becoming tangled and knotted, comb their coats daily. Take the dog to be groomed twice a year. The fur around the head needs to be trimmed around the eyes and ears once a month. To keep the coat glossy and clean, bath your dog once a month.
The Maltipoo needs 10 to 15 minutes of exercise a day. The dog can get exercise from playing around the apartment. The dog will also enjoy brisk walks around the neighborhood.
The Pros and Cons of a Yorkiepoo and a Maltipoo
Now that we have looked at the basics of both breeds of doodle dogs, which one is better? First, we will look at the pros and cons of both breeds.
- Good for apartment living
- Always ready to be the life of the room
- Low grooming maintenance
- Likes to bark
- Can have a stubborn attitude
- High energy can lead to destruction if they get bored
- Have a gentle disposition
- Easy to train
- High grooming maintenance
- Suffer from separation anxiety
- Does not like to be in extreme hot or cold
Who wins in this doodle clash? It all depends on what type of dog you want. Many older adults prefer Maltipoo because they are gentle and affectionate. If your family wants a tiny spunky entertainer, then a Yorkiepoo might be more your speed. It doesn’t matter what type you choose, you will have a cute, smart, loyal, and small companion for years to come.
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