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10 Yorkie Poo Haircuts & Styles in 2024 (With Pictures)

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By Kerry-Ann Kerr

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Is your Yorkie Poo rocking unruly curls, casual waves, or sleek, straight hair? Or maybe it’s a mixture of all three! One of the unique aspects of their coat is that it can have characteristics of the Yorkshire Terrier’s and Poodle’s fur. We’ve gathered together the top 10 haircuts, so your Yorkie Poo can look as great as they feel. Plus, you’ll learn how tricky these styles will be to maintain.

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Top 10 Yorkie Poo Haircuts & Grooming Styles

1. Puppy Cut

The puppy cut is incredibly popular amongst Yorkie Poo owners; it is a short cut all over at about half an inch long, with the head and face left a little longer at about an inch.

You can maintain this cut at home with electric dog clippers. It will keep their coat looking fresh and sharp. Start near your dog’s head and follow their body down; just be sure to always trim with the growth of the hair rather than against it.

2. Teddy Bear Clip

The teddy bear cut is incredibly similar to the puppy cut, but believe it or not, it’s even easier to maintain. This cut is longer, about 2 inches all over their body, with even more length around the head.

Maintenance at home is simpler, but you must ensure the area around the privates is kept short enough to keep it clean. Regular brushing will also be required to keep the hair tangle- and mat-free.

3. Schnauzer Cut

The Schnauzer cut requires more effort to achieve, but it’s undeniably a charming style! To achieve this look, trim your dog from the neck to the tail, but leave the legs, neck, and facial hair long.

This longer hair is sometimes referred to as the “skirt.”  Many owners leave this cut to the professionals, but it’s a more expensive option if you need a groomer for maintenance cuts.

4. Shorter Schnauzer


If you like the look of the Schnauzer but want to shorten the body, this is the look for you. The long beard ends up center stage as there is nothing else to detract attention. It will still be more difficult to maintain than other styles but easier than the Schnauzer!

5. Kennel or Summer Cut


Like the puppy cut, the kennel or summer cut is kept short with just a little more length in the dog’s face. Of course, you can decide how short, but many owners like it to be half an inch long.

It’s ideal for summer or if you don’t have time to brush your dog every day. Plus, it’s easily maintained at home and lengthens the time between groomer visits.

6. Lamb Cut

If your dog inherits the beautiful curls from their Poodle side, the lamb cut is a perfectly adorable option! This hairstyle involves cutting the hair short around the chest and torso and trimming the hair on the chin while leaving the length on the legs.

7. Short All Over

This is one of the easiest cuts to maintain because you’re leaving no length on the body or face. It will keep your pup cool in those particularly warm summer months; just remember they might need a jacket if the weather turns!

8. Tight Curls


If you’re looking for something more natural and your Yorkie Poo has the curls to pull off this look, the tight curls are a great option. It will require extra attention at home, so brush your dog’s hair regularly to avoid the curls tangling or matting, which can be painful and uncomfortable.

9. Curls Cut

The curls cut is incredibly similar to the lamb cut, but you’re leaving the fur much longer on the body and giving the head more volume. This is great for those curly-headed Yorkie Poos or those with a wave in their hair.

The longer your dog’s fur is, the more maintenance is required at home to avoid mats. However, it also means the time between each grooming session is shortened, so expect this cut to cost you a little more unless you’re willing to trim it at home.

10. Longer Teddy Bear Head

You’ll notice this is slightly longer than the traditional teddy bear cut; it’s essential to keep the eyes trimmed so the hair isn’t going into your Yorkie Poo’s eyes, but the overall look is a longer style.

This shows off those beautiful curls or waves on the body and legs and the smooth, sleeker hair on the head. And it is very easy to maintain at home!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Know Which Cut is Best for Your Yorkie Poo?

The ideal haircut comes down to your preference, the weather, and what will work best with your dog’s coat type. Yorkie Poos are a mix between the Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle, and their coats can be curly, straight, wavy, or a mixture.

It’s important to note that the longer the style you go for, the more time it is going to take you to care for it.

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What Will You Need to Maintain Your Yorkie Poo’s Cut at Home?

If you’re uncomfortable cutting your dog’s hair at home, don’t worry; you can always take them to a professional for maintenance cuts. However, if you’re thinking of getting tools to help you maintain their hair at home, you’ll need the following:

Brush and comb:
You’ll use a brush and comb for the daily maintenance of your Yorkie Poo’s hair and tackling stubborn mats and tangles. They should be getting brushed at least three times a week.
Dog clippers:
Clippers are essential, and you can’t rely on human clippers as they won’t get through your dog’s thick hair.
You’ll need grooming scissors with rounded tips to trim your dog’s ears, face, and paws.
Dog shears:
You’ll use shears to thin out hairstyles and blend in different lengths, which is difficult to achieve with only scissors and clippers.
Detangling spray:
This will help cut down the time you spend tackling tangles and knots. It will also be less uncomfortable for your dog if they have particularly tricky tangles.



There are several Yorkie Poo haircuts, and some require more maintenance than others or are a little more complicated. Every groomer has a unique take on standard haircuts, so if you have your heart set on a certain look, be sure to show them a picture just to be certain you’re on the same page. Whichever style you select, your Yorkie Poo will surely look gorgeous!


Featured Photo Credit: Mary Swift, Shutterstock

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