As Yorkipoos are a relatively new member of the Doodle family, we don’t have a lot of specifics about them yet. To try and figure out height and weight variations, we need to look to the two parent breeds. Predictions about your pup’s final size can also be made by looking at their rate of growth using our interactive puppy growth calculator, which you can find in this Yorkipoo size guide.
The Different Types of Yorkipoos
If you are looking for a toy or small-sized breed of dog to adopt, you might be considering the adorable Yorkipoo. An excellent blend of Yorkshire Terrier and either a Toy or Miniature Poodle, these diminutive pups have all the confidence of a much larger dog. However, you might be wondering just how big does a Yorkipoo get?
Intelligent, affectionate, and gentle, Yorkipoos are the perfect size for apartment life and are great for novice owners. However, these social dogs are also extremely playful and energetic. They will commandeer as much of your time as you let them.
The cleverness of the Poodle in the mix makes Yorkipoos quick to train. Still, they do tend towards being a little barky – which naturally makes them perfect watchdogs. Their loving disposition means that they can also be used as therapy animals. They truly are an enchanting mix of cuteness and personality.
While the most likely indicator of your pup’s future size is the Poodle used in breeding (the smaller Toy or slightly larger Miniature), their Doodle generation can also play a role. Here are all the different combinations:
- An F1 Yorkipoo has a Yorkshire Terrier parent and a Poodle parent. (50% Yorkshire Terrier, 50% Poodle)
- An F1B Yorkipoo has a Yorkipoo parent and an original breed parent – usually a Poodle. (25% Yorkshire Terrier, 75% Poodle)
- An F1BB Yorkipoo has an F1B parent and a Poodle parent. (12.5% Yorkshire Terrier, 87.5% Poodle)
- An F2 Yorkipoo has two F1 Yorkipoo parents (50% Yorkshire Terrier, 50% Poodle)
- An F2B Yorkipoo has an F2 Yorkipoo parent and a Poodle parent. (25% Yorkshire Terrier, 75% Poodle)
- An F2BB Yorkipoo has an F2B Yorkipoo parent and a Poodle parent. (12.5% Yorkshire Terrier, 87.5% Poodle)
- An F3 Yorkipoo comes from a variety of pairings, often two F1B Yorkipoos. This is a third generation Yorkipoo.
As Yorkipoos are quite a young hybrid breed, most litters are still of the F1 variety. However, as they continue to grow in popularity, some of the other variations are starting to be seen.
Yorkiepoo Size Predictions
Whether you opt for a standard or small Yorkipoo, calculating their size can help you anticipate all sorts of needs. From their crate and bed size to the amount of food, you will have to budget into your weekly or monthly grocery shop.
So let’s take a look at the Yorkipoo stats…
Yorkiepoo Size Charts & Growth Patterns
Here are the initial observed averages for both the different types of Yorkipoo:
|Small Yorkipoo||Standard Yorkipoo|
|Weight||3-6 pounds||10-14 pounds|
|Height||Less than 10 inches||10-15 inches|
|Age at Adult Size||6-7 months||7-12 months|
Despite the name, Standard Yorkipoos are bred with Miniature rather than Standard Poodles because of the obvious size difference. Small Yorkipoos have Toy Poodle parents.
As with most smaller dogs, Yorkipoos do most of their growing in the first 2 to 5 months of their lives. At this time, they will get to around 50% of their adult weight.
Keep in mind that all pups should be on a diet specially formulated for puppies. Moreover, with Yorkipoos, you should consider a formula specially designed for small breed puppies. Make sure to check out our Doodle puppy food guides.
Small Yorkipoos usually get to half their full weight around 2-3 months and their adult weight between 6-7 months.
You can calculate their potential adult weight at 15 weeks by taking what they weigh at that age and multiplying it by two.
Standard Yorkipoos usually get to half their full weight around 4-5 months and their adult weight between 7-12 months.
You can calculate their potential adult weight at 18 weeks by taking what they weigh at that age and multiplying it by two.
A different formula you could use is:
At What Age Are Yorkipoos Considered Fully Grown?
Much of the information we have on newer hybrid breeds such as the Yorkipoo comes from observations on Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle growth rates – although new data is filling in the gaps every day.
Yorkipoos straddle the line between a toy and a small breed. Depending on their size potential, a Yorkipoo will reach their adult height somewhere between 6 to 12 months. Generally speaking, the smaller the dog, the sooner it will be considered fully grown.
Once they have reached their adult size, both types continue to gain weight for a while and hit their adult weight somewhere between 9 and 17 months.
Having a way to predict your future pup’s size is important for so many reasons. While this isn’t always easy with Doodle breeds, it is possible. Especially with the help of useful tools such as our interactive puppy growth calculator.