Blog Introduction: Ask any dog owner what they want for their pet and the answer is usually the same: a long and happy life. But have you ever wondered why some dog breeds live longer than others? In this article, we'll take a look at one of the longest-lived breeds out there: the Yorkie Poo.


The Yorkie Poo is a hybrid between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy Poodle. On average, these dogs live between 12 and 15 years, which is quite a bit longer than the lifespan of most purebred dogs. There are a number of reasons for this, including their small size, their low activity level, and their intelligent genes.

Smaller dogs tend to live longer than their larger counterparts because they don't experience the same wear and tear on their bodies. This is due to the fact that they have less mass to carry around and therefore put less strain on their hearts, lungs, and joints. Because Yorkie Poos are on the smaller side, they tend to enjoy long lifespans.

In addition to their small size, Yorkie Poos are also relatively sedentary. They don't require a lot of exercise and are content to lounge around the house all day. This low activity level means that their bodies aren't put under the same amount of stress as more active breeds. As a result, they're less likely to experience joint problems or other health issues that can shorten their lifespans.

Finally, Yorkie Poos inherit intelligence from both of their parent breeds. This intelligence allows them to quickly learn new commands and tricks, which keep their minds sharp as they age. A dog with a dull mind is more likely to experience cognitive decline as he gets older, but a smart dog like a Yorkie Poo can stay sharp well into his golden years.