Everything you need to know about owning a Yorkshire Terrier including advice on selecting the right breeder.
Angela Fagan CEO for Trust My Pet Sitter said “Yorkies are known for being spunky and spirited, making them great companions for those looking for an active pet. They love attention and will often follow their owners around the house.”
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Yorkie Puppy
Who doesn’t love the idea of owning a Yorkshire Terrier? With their big personalities and cute faces, it’s no surprise that they’re one of the most popular breeds in the US according to Trupanion. But before you bring home your very own Yorkie puppy, there are some things you need to know first.
Meet the Breeder
There are several things to consider when selecting a breeder for your new Yorkshire Terrier pup, from their reputation and location to health guarantees and contract provisions
It’s always a good idea to meet the breeder and all of the parent dogs in person before making any kind of purchase. In addition to evaluating their appearance, be sure to observe their temperament and general demeanor.
High tolerance for handling, children, strangers, and general socialization is essential for this breed. A good breeder should also be willing to discuss the health clearances of both parents with regard to eye conditions that can occur in terriers.
Yorkshire Terriers are one of the most recognizable dog breeds in the world. With their long, silky coats, small ears, black nose and long facial hair.
Size and Height
Yorkies are small “toy dogs” weighing no more than 7-8lbs and no taller than 8-9 inches.
Yorkies are highly intelligent dogs that respond well to positive reinforcement-based training methods such as clicker training or reward-based training. Yorkies learn quickly but may get distracted easily, especially if something more interesting than learning is happening nearby! Remain consistent with your training techniques so that your pup understands what behavior is expected from them from day one.
Because their coats are so fine and silky, regular brushing is essential in order to keep them looking their best (and tangles-free!). Get your pup used to having its nails trimmed regularly to prevent them from becoming overgrown or becoming painful due to splitting or cracking.
Owning a Yorkshire Terrier can be an incredibly rewarding experience – these little pups are full of personality, intelligence, courage and love! With regular brushing and nail trims plus consistent training techniques focused on positive reinforcement, these dogs make wonderful companions for both young children and adults alike
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