Yorkshire Terrier Personality traits and Temperament
Yorkshire Terriers are nicknamed Yorkies and are happy, lively and inquisitive, who are usually bright and quick to learn. They are a very cuddly dog with a laid back attitude to life. But they can also be super mischievous and will be always working out new formulas to test the owner’s patience. They do not like being left alone much and need lots of attention.
Yorkshire Terriers are lovers of comfort and require early socialization. They are an easy dog breed to train who require physical and mental stimulation. They make good apartment dogs provided they are given moderate exercise daily.
They are affectionate towards their owners as one would expect from a companion dog, they’re sometimes suspicious of strangers, and will bark at strange sounds and intruders. When excited they could be very yappy and hard to stop.
They do not gel well with small children and can T become snappish if they’re startled or teased. Therefore if there are small children in the house it would be a good idea to constantly supervise their interactions.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
Their coat is long, silky, and perfectly straight and tends to get lighter with age. The hair is slightly darker at the base of the ears and on the muzzle. Grooming is to be done carefully as the hair has a tendency to tangle. Their coats should be brushed daily. They can be given baths weekly and their nails should be trimmed regularly. Professional help should be sought while grooming especially for beginners.
They tend to form a lot of tartar on their teeth and can lose their teeth at a young age, so brush their teeth regularly and schedule a professional cleaning by your vet at least once a year. Ears should be examined regularly as these breeds are prone to ear infections
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $500 – $700
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 13-15 YEARS
Height: 7.5-9 inches
Colors: Black & Tan, Blue & Tan, Black & Gold, Blue & Gold
How to Train this dog
The Yorkshire Terriers need to be physically and mentally stimulated; they are active and spirited, if trained well they could become an excellent companion as well as watch dog. They also get along well with older people too. Early house training, socialization and exposure towards many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences are essential make this an excellent animal.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: Yorkies can have delicate digestive systems and may be picky eaters. Food that can be given to this breed include De-boned, boiled white chicken meat, liver, kidney, organs, fish and lean hamburger. White rice, brown rice and pasta are too a delicacy for them. Diet can also contain blend of green beans, sweet potatoes, spinach, and beet pulp.
Allergies: Can suffer from sneezing problems due to air borne allergens as well as skin allergies.
Health problems: The Yorkies are strong and sturdy animals. Common problems include hip dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Hypoglycemia, Reverse sneezing and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). Yorkies have a high incidence of a liver defect known as portosystemic shunt, which may need to be treated with expensive surgery. If you are concerned about your dog, there is a test that can identify carriers of the disease.
Carkie is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier. The Carkie has an average lifespan of 14 years, which is above average compared to all other dog breeds.
Yorkie-ton is a cross between the Coton de Tulear and the Yorkshire Terrier. They love being the centre of attention and enjoys being cuddled which makes them a great lap dog.
Yorkipoo is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. They makes a delightful companion and is perfectly suited to apartment life, especially if you don’t mind the barking.
Best female and male dog names
You can name your Yorkshire Terrier as Boomer or Tyson if he is a male and Kyra or Duke if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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Pictures and Videos
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