Yorkiepoo Generations Explained – F1, F1b, F2, F2b, F3 and More

When choosing a Yorkiepoo, it’s good to know what traits they’re most likely to inherit from their parents. This way, you can more or less know if this mix between the Poodle and the Yorkshire Terrier will be a good fit for you. In this article, we’ll explain the different Yorkiepoo generations.

Yorkiepoo Sitting Outside
Yorkiepoo Sitting Outside

Yorkiepoo generations are represented as FI, F1b, F1bb, F2, F2b, F2bb, and F3. F1, F2, and F3 Yorkiepoos are 50% Yorkshire Terrier and 50% Poodle. F1b and F2b are usually 75% Poodle and 25% Yorkshire Terrier. The bb crosses have the most amount of Poodle at 87.5% and are an excellent option for people who need a pet with a more hypoallergenic coat.

Now that we know what the different Yorkiepoo generations are, let’s look at how they vary. 

How Generation Variation Affects Yorkiepoos

The different generation variations affect what characteristics the Yorkiepoo inherits from its parents. Traits include its size, temperament, coat, and many other features. Let’s take a look at how the generation variation of Yorkiepoos affects the following hereditary traits:


The Yorkiepoo is one of the smallest Doodle hybrids, and they do make brilliant lap dogs. Breeders typically breed a miniature or teacup Yorkshire Terrier with a miniature or toy Poodle to achieve these adorably small results. So, to keep the smaller frames, there is little variation between the generations regarding the Yorkiepoo. 


This adorable Doodle lives up to the concept of dynamite coming in small packages. But, what they lack in size, they make up for in their spunky and affectionate ways. 

Yorkiepoo generation variations, similar to the Poodle, will be more fun-loving and relaxed, like the F1b and F2b Yorkiepoo. On the other hand, F1, F2, and F3 Yorkiepoos generation variations will be slightly more curious and spunky, like the Yorkshire Terrier. 

Yes, they’re small, but their Yorkshire Terrier genes ensure that they’ll let you know exactly what they’re feeling with a lot of barking. But as much as they love barking, their need for affection means that they’re never far from their owner.

The combination of the Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier, being incredibly intelligent breeds, results in an equally, if not more, intelligent Yorkiepoo. The high intelligence and spunky spirit mean you can expect a strong-willed dog. So, make sure to train them as soon as possible and have them well socialized to avoid an adult Yorkiepoo that only does what they want and barks at everyone and everything.  


One of the best traits breeders will try to achieve through the Yorkiepoo hybrid is a hypoallergenic coat. Although no pet is truly hypoallergenic, the F1b and F2b Yorkiepoo generation variations are a great option for people who have minor pet allergies and still want to experience a different breed to the standard Poodle.    

One of the ways breeders try to control the different traits the Yorkiepoo inherits is by using a technique in breeding called backcross breeding.

What is Yorkiepoo Backcross Breeding?

When breeders are trying to achieve specific qualities in the Yorkiepoos, they use a method called backcross breeding. Backcross breeding is when breeders take a generation of the Yorkiepoo and breed it with the Poodle or the Yorkshire Terrier so that the next generation would have even bigger similarities to either pure breed. 

This usually takes place when breeders want to get a coat that is highly hypoallergenic; then, they will backcross the Yorkiepoo with a Poodle to do so.

What Are the Different Yorkiepoo Generations?

Two Yorkiepoo Dogs on Owners Lap
Two Yorkiepoo Dogs on Owners Lap

When you’re looking for a Yorkiepoo with specific traits, whether it’s an equal combination of the Poodle and the Yorkie, or if you’re looking for one that’s more like the Poodle, then it’s a good idea to try and grasp the concept of the different Yorkiepoo generations. This will allow you to estimate what characteristics your Yorkiepoo will inherit. 

Here are some terms you’ll need to familiarize yourself with:

●  P – this is the purebred Yorkie or Poodle

●  F (filial) – this indicates that the breed is crossbred and not a purebred

●  Numbers (1,2 and 3) – these indicate what generation the dog belongs to

●  b or bb – this indicates that the Yorkiepoo is a backcross or backcross-backcross generation

Let’s see how generation variations could occur in the following table.

Yorkiepoo Generation1st Parent2nd ParentYorkshire Terrier %Poodle %
First Generation Yorkiepoo (F1)Yorkshire Terrier TerrierPoodle50%50%
Yorkiepoo backcross (F1B)F1 YorkiepooPoodle25%75%
Second Generation Yorkiepoo (F2)F1 YorkiepooF1 Yorkiepoo50%50%

What Is an F1 Yorkiepoo?

Keeping in mind the terms we’ve just read about when we see an F1 Yorkiepoo, we now know that it’s what breeders refer to as a first-generation Yorkiepoo. An F1 Yorkiepoo, and it is 50% Yorkshire Terrier and 50% Poodle. 

What Is an F1b Yorkiepoo?

F1b generation Yorkiepoo is the first generation backcross. This means breeders have bred a first-generation (F1) Yorkiepoo with a purebred Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier. An F1b Yorkiepoo, which was the result of backcross breeding an F1 Yorkiepoo with a Poodle, will have hereditary traits that are approximately 75% Poodle and 25% Yorkie. 

What Is an F1bb Yorkiepoo?

Similar to the F1b Yorkiepoo, the F1bb generation of Yorkiepoo is the result of breeding an F1b generation Yorkiepoo with a purebred Poodle or Yorkie. If we breed an F1b Yorkiepoo with the Poodle, then this results in the F1bb generation being 12.5% Yorkie and 87.5% Poodle. This generation of Yorkiepoo is a great option for people who want a Yorkiepoo with a more hypoallergenic coat.

Yorkiepoo Generation1st Parent2nd ParentYorkshire Terrier %Poodle %
First Generation Yorkiepoo backcross-backcross (F1bb)F1 YorkiepooPoodle12.5%87.5%

What Is an F2 Yorkiepoo?

The F2 Yorkiepoo is what we know as a second-generation Yorkiepoo. The F2 Yorkiepoo is the result of breeding two first-generation Yorkiepoos, and these Yorkiepoos will be approximately 50% Yorkshire Terrier and 50% Poodle.

What Is an F2b Yorkiepoo?

The F2b Yorkiepoo results from when a second generation (F2) Yorkiepoo is bred with an F1b Yorkiepoo or an F2 Yorkiepoo with a purebred Yorkie or Poodle. Take a look at the table below to see the results of these two F2b generation variations.

Yorkiepoo Generation1st Parent2nd ParentYorkshire Terrier %Poodle %
Second Generation Yorkiepoo backcross (F2b)F1 YorkiepooF1b Yorkiepoo37.5%72.5%
Second Generation Yorkiepoo backcross (F2b)F2 YorkiepooPoodle25%75%

Which Yorkiepoo Generation Is the Best Fit for Me?

Yorkiepoo Dog With Rope Toy
Yorkiepoo Dog With Rope Toy

Now that we have a thorough breakdown of how the different generations of the Yorkiepoo affect their inherited characteristics, we should determine which generation is best suited to your needs, preferences, and lifestyle.

This is particularly true when it comes to people who experience pet allergies and would need a Yorkiepoo with a similar coat to the highly hypoallergenic Poodle coat. 

Which Yorkiepoo Generation Has the Most Hypoallergenic Coat?

If you experience allergies to dog saliva and dander, then it’s beneficial to know which generation your Yorkiepoo is to make sure it is as hypoallergenic as possible. 

Although no pet is ever 100% hypoallergenic, the F1bb generation of Yorkiepoo is the most hypoallergenic, and 87.5% chance that it will inherit the Poodle parent’s low-shedding and hypoallergenic coat.

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