Last Updated on September 24, 2021 by Marco C.
One of the frequently asked questions by many owners who tend to adopt a Yorkiepoo is “Do yorkiepoos shed?”. Yorkiepoo is a designer breed that comes from mixing Yorkshire terrier and poodle. It inherited fantastic characters from both parents. Yorkiepoos are cute small creatures that love playing and being around their owners. They do not like to be left alone for long periods. As long as Yorkiepoo is a crossbreed, their shedding depends on answering the following questions “do yorkie dogs shed?”, “Do Poodles shed?”. To figure out the answers, keep reading till the end.
Do Yorkiepoos Shed?
The quick answer is Yorkie poo shedding is very low. By looking at the parents, both Yorkies and poodles are minimal shedders that is why Yorkie poo is a low-shedder dog. It is a non to low-shedding breed that produces little dander so they are considered hypoallergenic dogs.
Yorkie poo hair ranges from straight to curly depending on the parents with a soft and silky texture. It needs daily brushing to prevent having tangles and bathing it once per month to keep its coat healthy and shiny. However, do not bathe it frequently because this may lead to a dehydrated coat and hair.
Yorkiepoos come in several colors including cream, black, white, red, sable, apricot, tan, chocolate, gray, and silver. Adopting a Yorkiepoo is the right choice for people with allergies as they are hypoallergenic that do not shed a lot.
How Much Does A Yorkiepoo Shed?
As long as Yorkieposs shedding is infrequent, you won’t see their hairs on a sofa or in your clothes after cuddling. A normal healthy Yorkiepooo does not drop much hair however, there are many health conditions that cause hair loss and frequent shedding. So, If you noticed shedding more than normal, visit the vet to figure out the reason. Additionally, if you brush your Yorkiepoo twice per week, you may get just a brush full of hair.
Do All Yorkiepoos Shed The Same Amount?
Generally, Yorkiepoos do not shed much like other breeds. However, we can not speculate exactly how much will a certain puppy shed. This depends on the parents and genetic dominance of each puppy.
You may see differences between puppies in the same litter regarding coat color and fur type. As some of them inherited more genes from poodles while others inherited more genes from Yorkie. However, do not bother yourself by this point as all of them shed infrequently.
Do Yorkies Shed More In A Certain Time?
No, Yorkiepoos are low-shedders all the year. There are other breeds that shed more during a certain season because their hairs grow at this time to be replaced by the old hair. However, Yorkie poo hair does not have a seasonal hair growth cycle, their coats are finer than other breeds with long and fine hairs.
Although Yorkiepoos shed minimally all the year, you won’t see their hairs dropping on the floor because the hair usually caught up in the coat. The hair may drop just when brushing or bathing that is why you should brush it daily or day after day to avoid tangling the hair.
What Are The Health Conditions Causing Yorkiepoo Hair Loss?
There are some health conditions that lead to Yorkipoo shedding more than normal. The following are some of these conditions however, not all of them are diseases.
Female Yorkiepoos during heat tends to shed more than normal. This is a normal sign that happens during heat or right before.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy and lactation may cause a little more shedding. However, the female returns to its normal state after finishing pregnancy and feeding her puppies.
Any reason that exacerbates allergic reaction may induce some hair loss because of itching. If you noticed your Yorkiepoo itching its skin, go to the vet to prevent the occurrence of severe hair loss.
Demodectic mange is a parasitic infection caused by Demodex Canis mites. The reproduction of these mites leads to hair loss around the eyes, legs, and body with irritation or crust formation. The vet would prescribe some chewable tablets to treat the condition.
Ringworm is a fungal infection (dermatophytes) that affects the skin of the Yorkiepoo. It causes circular areas of alopecia with or without crust, sometimes it has a red dot in the center but not always. Treatment includes oral medication and topical medication in addition to keeping a good and healthy environment.
Cushing’s disease is the overproduction of cortisol hormone due to malfunction of the pituitary or adrenal glands. It leads to hair loss in addition to other symptoms including hunger, thinning skin, tiredness, and inactivity. If the disease is due to the presence of a tumor on each of the glands, surgical removal of the tumor will be the perfect solution. However, if there is no tumor, the vet will prescribe medications to return the hormone level to its normal state.
This is a low secretion of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. It causes thinning of the fur, weight gain, and reduced activity. Treatment includes some medications that return the hormone to its normal levels.
How To Resist Yorkiepoos Shedding?
If your puppy suffers from any health condition that causes more shedding than normal, go to the vet to detect the cause and prescribe the proper treatment. However, in healthy Yorkiepoos, Keep regular hair brushing every day or 3 times per week to remove the tangles. Additionally, ensure feeding it nutritious food and exercising because this will foster its immunity and maintain the coat in a shiny healthy state.
In a nutshell, Yorkiepoos do not shed a lot like other breeds. They are considered low-shedders hypoallergenic dogs. Although there is not a truly hypoallergenic dog, Yorkiepoos are the closest breed to be hypoallergenic. They do not produce allergic reactions easily and you won’t notice their hairs dropping on the furniture or floor. However, there are some conditions that make them shed more than normal so keep regular vet visits for a check-up. For further questions, keep me posted in the comments below.