Yorkshire Terriers: A Perky Companion Pup

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yorkshire Terriers

The Frisky, Lively Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier Puppies, or Yorkies as they are commonly called are excellent companion dogs that are well-known for their small size and perky personalities. They were originally developed in England for rat-baiting in clothing factories during the 19th century. They used to belong to the working class but now are usually seen as the pets of families in European upper class and high society. They are a part of the toy terrier family because of their tiny size. They usually only weigh a maximum of 7 pounds.

Puppy Care

Yorkshire Terrier puppies are known for their beautiful coats that are glossy, silky and straight. They are a mix of black and brown with unique markings on each puppy. Yorkie puppies are born with black and tan coats with brown markings around their feet, Yorkieslegs and eyes. Sometimes, they are born with white markings on their chest as well. Within three years, their coats will reach the adult color that they will maintain for the rest of their lives.

Yorkies are great dogs for people with allergies because their coats have been classified as “hypoallergenic”. They do not shed very much and generally will not cause a reaction to a person who is typically allergic to dog dander.

Temperament

Yorkshire Terrier Puppies are known as uptight dogs that are active, hyper and protective. They thrive on attention and love to be with their owners. Yorkshire Terriers are easily trained and puppies are normally house-broken very quickly. They do bark a lot, which is in part due to their curiosity but it also makes them great watch dogs. They will surely let you know when they hear a visitor at the door.

Health Concerns

Yorkshire Terrier Puppies have fragile digestive systems and when they eat foods outside of their normal diets, they usually have severe reactions. They also are prone to allergies themselves even though they are a hypoallergenic breed. Some Yorkshire Terrier puppies and adults suffer from bronchitis, cataracts and lymphangiectasia.

Teacup Yorkie PuppiesYorkshire Terrier Puppies are great family dogs because they have an average life span of more than 17 years. Small Yorkshire Terriers that are under three pounds usually don’t live as long because they are more prone to health conditions like chronic diarrhea and vomiting.

Yorkshire Terriers can also have teeth decay issues and poor eyesight. With dry food and bones to chew on, you can prevent teeth issues at an early age. Because of their size, they are prone to injury and any falls or knocks can severely injure this breed.

Overall, Yorkshire Terrier Puppies are fun dogs to have and they do well for apartment living. They are small and like to run around indoors in warm climates. Because they are so small, they don’t handle the cold weather very well. They do need a daily walk to prevent hyper behavior indoors but love to be with their owners and cuddle. They are protective and fun-loving and can be transported virtually anywhere! They are perfect for a family, couple or individual who is willing and able to give them the attention that they need!

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+Neil Kilgore is the Jack (Russell) of all trades at Greenfield Puppies in Lancaster Pa. He is a dog owner and a dog lover and gives tips and advice about dogs, breeders and puppies on the Greenfield Puppies website.

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