Some Yorkie Facts
- height at shoulder: 8-9 inches
- weight: under 7 pounds
- life span: 14-16 years
- the long silky coat requires regular brushing to keep it looking good and free from mats
The Yorkshire Terrier is intelligent, nosey, self confident and determined. That's why training a willful, easily bored, frequently distracted, stubborn Yorkie is challenging.
Though delicate looking and seeming to belong tucked onto a lap, the Yorkie is a terrier. Terriers can certainly be affectionate and enjoy a nice cuddle, they also like to keep busy exploring, hunting varmints and supervising the other members of the household. Thus, as a Yorkie might say, if you want a lap dog, get a King Charles Spaniel.
- who you calling small?! I am most certainly not small.
- if you want a dog that cheerfully endures ear pulling by toddlers, get a Golden Retriever
- I am beautiful even with mouse entrails in my beard
Yorkshire Terriers are high energy dogs that need exercise. Due to their small size, a short walk and some play around the house, along with their bustling nature, keeps them fit. Other pets and Yorkies can live peacefully together. However, supervision may be needed with larger dogs as the Yorkie can be pushy and more aggressive than his brawn can back up. Pets such as hamsters, must be protected, as that terrier spirit is likely to see them as prey.
Young children may inadvertently injure the petite Yorkshire Terrier, therefore, this is a breed best suited to adults and older gentler children.
Always alert to goings on, the Yorkie is a good watchdog. He is not shy about barking.
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