Country of Origin: Yorkipoos originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Yorkipoo is a great companion for older children and adults. Breed Characteristics: Yorkipoos generally have the intelligence of the Poodle and humorous ways of the Yorkshire Terrier. Yorkipoos are alert and clever. The Yorkipoo is a quick learner with positive reinforcement. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Yorkipoo is 10 - 13 years.