YorkiePoo vs Havanese - Breed Comparison | MyDogBreeds

YorkiePoo vs HavaneseYorkiePoo is originated from United States but Havanese is originated from Cuba. Both YorkiePoo and Havanese are having almost same height. Both YorkiePoo and Havanese are having almost same weight. Both YorkiePoo and Havanese has almost same life span. Both YorkiePoo and Havanese has almost same litter size. YorkiePoo requires Moderate maintenance. But Havanese requires High maintenance

Basic Information

Group:
Toy dog
Toy dog
Origin:
United States
Cuba
Height Male:
17 - 25 cm
6 - 10 inches
23 - 27 cm
9 - 11 inches
Height Female:
15 - 23 cm
5 - 10 inches
21 - 25 cm
8 - 10 inches
Weight Male:
2 - 5 kg
4 - 12 pounds
3 - 6 kg
6 - 14 pounds
Weight Female:
2 - 5 kg
4 - 12 pounds
2 - 5 kg
4 - 12 pounds
Life Span:
10 - 15 Years
14 - 16 Years
Litter Size:
2 - 7
1 - 9
Size:
Toy dog
Toy dog
Other Names:
Yorkiepoopoo, yorkapoo, yorkerpoo, yoodle, yorkiedoodle, Porki
Havanese Cuban Bichon Bichón Havanés Havaneser Havanezer Bichon Habanero
Colors Available:
gold, blue, white, and parti-color
colors all colors
Coat:
smooth coat of silky and wavy hair,
coat type soft and curly
Shedding:
Minimal
Moderate
Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Energetic, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Loving, Stubborn
Friendly, Intelligent, Outgoing, Playful
Grooming:
Moderate maintenance
High maintenance
Trainability:
Easy
Moderate
Hypoallergenic:
Yes
No
Kids Friendly:
Yes
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
Yes
Yes

History

The YorkiePoo is a hybrid cross between a toy Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier. These two breeds are extremely popular as therefore so is the crossbreed. Yorkiepoos were developed a little over ten years ago in the United States. They were developed as hypoallergenic toy dogs that are easy to take care of. They are toy sized, healthy and calm. Each pup is different from the others depending upon the characteristics they develop from their parents and across multi-generational breeding. They are small watch dogs and bark for intruders. It is believed they were developed sometime in the past twenty years or so.

havaneseThe only breed of dog that is native to Cuba is the Havanese. These little dogs are great companion animals. Sociable and happy, they are very popular in the United States with urbanites. These happy little pups are a Bichon type of dog which was developed from the “Little White Dog of Havana” or the Blanquito de la Habana which is now extinct.

The Blanquito de la Habana was itself developed from another extinct breed the Bichon Tenerife. Then the Blanquito was bred with the other Bichons and poodles in developing the Havanese. It is believed that some of the first people to settle in Cuba were from Tenerife, an island close to Cuba. In the early part of the sixteenth century, little white dogs were brought to Cuba with these settlers. This dog of Tenerife is believed to be the ancestor of all Bichon breeds.

At that time trade with Cuba was highly restricted by the Spanish and so these dogs developed without any crossing from other breeds from outside the country. They grew to be able to stand hot temperatures and they grew a very unique coat – almost like silk. Their coat is soft and light, while insulating them from the tropical environment.

At this time Cuba was the place to be for Europeans aristocrats on vacation. Unlike the British colonies, Cuba had theatres, operas and palacious. When going back to Europe, many took this little white dog with them to France, Spain and England. The Dog of Havannah was a favorite on European soil as well. Many of these dogs taken to Europe were fawn or parti instead of white. Meanwhile back in Cuba, the bourgeoisie were replacing the aristocracy who themselves would soon be replaced by the Revolution.

During the days of the bourgeoisie, the Havanese became very popular household pets. The breed has been a family pet for the last 150 years. At the same time the breed was very trendy in Europe with Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria owning several. They were by now familiar participants in Europe’s dog shows. Finally, with the Revolution, the bourgeoisie left the country in droves with their little white dogs. A genetic pool was then formed in the US. Gene pool from 11 dogs. All the Havanese in the world are descended from those 11 dogs with the exception of the dogs isolated in Cuba and the US. Today the Havanese is one of the most popular and fastest growing breeds in the world.

Description

The YorkiePoo was developed with the Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy Poodles. Some are now being bred with miniature poodles instead. This has created some variety in the size of the YorkiPoos. Serious breeders have stuck with the toys so that there will be more consistency and reliability in the cross breed.They are small watch dogs and bark for intruders

havanese puppyThe Havanese is a sturdy little dog, a member of the toy group. They weigh no more than 16 pounds (7.3kg) and his body is longer than it is tall. The breed has a unique topline that is not level, but it is straight. His front legs are longer than his hind legs producing the lively gait everyone is used to seeing with a Havanese. With a full muzzle that tapers to the nose, the Havanese does not seem to be short. The skull’s length is the same as the muzzle’s. The head of the Havanese is round in the back and flat in the front.

They have a deep chest, almond shaped eyes that are dark brown and their ears are about halfway down the nose. The long ears hang down the side od the face. They have a long plumed tail that is held high and upward. The standard for the breed and now the laws of the United Kingdom state that there can be no docking of the tail.

Health Problems

Like most designer or hybrid breeds, the general health of the YorkiePoo is pretty good. They are prone to some illness however that their parents might have. This might include: • Hip dysplasia – can lead to lameness. • Elbow dysplasia – can lead to lameness. • Von Willonbrand’s Disease • Epilepsy • Patellar Luxation – slipped kneecaps can lead to lameness. • Hypothyroidism – causes lethargy, skin issues. • Thrombopathia • Atopic dermatitis – should be treated right away. • PSS Portosystemic Shunt – stunted growth, seizures, abnormal behavior.

havanese dogA very healthy breed, the Havanese doesn’t have a lot of health issues, but they are not immune to the problems of small breed dogs. The issues they do have are:

  1. Luxating Patella – can result in arthritis or lameness
  2. Liver Disease – could be fatal
  3. Heart Disease – could be fatal
  4. Cataracts – can be discomforting by will not cause total blindness
  5. Retinal Dysplasia – this eye disease is more serious than the cataracts but is also non-progressive and is caused by a viral infection.
  6. Hip Dysplasia – causes lameness and arthritis -most small dogs are susceptible to this

Caring The Pet

1Feeding the puppy toy high quality puppy kibble feed 3-4x day 2.Feeding the adult toy high quality adult kibble feed 2x day 3.Points for Good Health - 4. Games and Exercises agility, obedience are great for this hybrid. They need social interaction and stimulation.

Feeding the puppy

havanese puppiesFeed 3 to 4 times per day a high quality dry puppy food for toy or small dogs. Feed ¼ to ½ cup each time.

Feeding the adult

Remember these are small dogs and don’t overfeed. Feed a high quality dry food for small or toy dogs. Feed twice a day at about ½ cup each time.

Points for Good Health

The breed is generally very healthy.

Games and Exercises

This breed is not an overly active dog, but he does need some exercise. A nice walk once a day or a backyard to play in. They play inside as well as out. Don’t over exercise the Havanese. They do well in obedience and confirmation more so than agility or fly ball

Characteristics

Children friendliness yes be careful young children don’t hurt him 2.Special talents intelligence and bold nature 3.Adaptability can live anywhere 4.Learning ability very high unless negatively reinforced then stubborn

Children friendliness

havanese dogsHavanese are highly intelligent and eager to please, and they are easily trained so long as you use only positive methods. This can be a sensitive breed, so care must be taken to not scold them harshly. Socialization from an early age is very important. Expose them calmly to a wide variety of new places and new people, always ensuring that the experiences are positive and not intimidating. Gentle, patient training will result in a wonderful companion dog. They are affectionate with people and get along with other nonaggressive pets.

Special talents

The Havanese is the consummate lap dog. Over time they have become the lovable family companion.

Adaptability

The breed is pretty adaptable being able to live as a companion animal in almost any setting. Just don’t expect your Havanese to go hiking or romp with you on 40 acres in the country.

Learning

They are intelligent, love to learn but can be a little stubborn. Train them early as they like their habits and its much harder to train an older Havanese.

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