A Little About The Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terriers are very intelligent, lively, fearless and loving.
They form strong bonds and focus entirely on their owner. They
are extremely affectionate and love to be petted. They need to be
Yorkies are very protective of their territory and possessions, and
they will bark loudly if strangers approach them. This makes
them excellent watchdogs. Due to their small size they are not very
intimidating and therefore are not good guard dogs but they will
let you know if any strangers or other animals are around. They
can be taught to bark and then stop on command.
They are quick to learn. However, they may become willful.
Training must have consistency and firmness. They do not like to
be ignored, so lots of praise will bring out the best in their training.
It is important to socialize your Yorkie as early as possible to
prevent them from becoming anxious in new places and
situations. Socialization helps your Yorkie understand that not all
strangers or animals are dangerous.
Your Yorkie can be injured relatively easily by falls, other
animals, or human clumsiness. Young children may want to
constantly pick up and carry your Yorkie. Your puppy may find
this handling stressful if the children are not taught to hold them
Yorkshire Terriers are born black and tan, gradually attaining
their signature blue and gold coloring as they mature. Their coat
is fine and silky to the touch. Unlike breeds that have fur, the
Yorkshire Terrier has true hair that is constantly growing. They
have no undercoat and therefore do not shed. Like humans, they
do lose hair occasionally during brushing or grooming.Yorkies
should wear coats or sweaters in cold weather because of the lack
of that undercoat to keep them warm.
Their ears and eyes must be cleaned regularly. Dental hygiene is
also very important, as they are prone to tooth decay.
Yorkshire Terriers have a dose of attitude combined with a bright
and playful nature. They are true and loyal companions!