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About The Breed

The Yorkie is one of the most popular dogs, not only because of their very cute appearance, but also because of their unique and charming personalities. While, in general, the Yorkie is a very happy and amusing companion, each dog does have their very own unique personalities. Each Yorkie will have their own little traits and quirks. Ranked #17 out of 90 in regard to intelligence, this breed can learn quite a bit if an owner invests the time

The Terrier dogs are tenacious, intelligent, full of character, and alert, making it a well-rounded companion for families looking for a small dog. – No matter how many people or animals in the house, Yorkies will assert themselves, involving themselves in lots of hi-jinx that are mostly amusing and fun. This assertiveness usually comes across as self-confidence, not aggressiveness. They get along very well with other dogs and easily adapt to family life. Intensely protective, Yorkshire Terriers have a fearlessness and a relentless bark that make them great watchdogs.

QUICK FACT
•  Height: 8-9 inches
•  Weight:4-10 pounds
•  Life Average:12-15 years

BEST SUITED FOR
•  Families With Children
•  Companion
•  Singles

TRADEMARK TRAITS
• Pretty and Dainty
• Small and Cute
• Fearless and Intelligent
• Easy to House Train

ABOUT THE BREED
Small in size but big in personality, the Yorkshire Terrier makes a feisty but loving companion. The most popular toy dog breed in the U.S., the “Yorkie” has won many fans with his devotion to his owners, his elegant looks, and his suitability to apartment living.

Yorkshire terriers are curious dogs always willing to investigate anything and everything. This is primarily due to its rodent-hunting natural instinct. The breed is very active and requires attention, although they make excellent lively companions at home. Despite its small size, they are good guard or watch dogs.

PERSONALITY
Smart and self-assured, the Yorkshire Terrier is a combination of endearingly small size and adventurous terrier spirit. The breed displays a range of personalities. Some are cuddly and perky, wanting nothing more than to follow in their people’s footsteps throughout the day. Others are outgoing, Your Yorkie will be a wonderful companion. Like all dogs, Yorkies are a friendly, well-rounded dog.

CHILDREN
Because of their small size, Yorkies aren’t suited to families with young children. Most breeders won’t sell puppies to people whose children are younger than 5 or 6 years old. It’s just too easy for children to drop them, step on them, or hold them too tightly. Yorkies can get along well with other pets, including cats, if socialized to them at an early age. They’re bold in going after strange dogs, however, even those that outweigh them by a factor of ten, and protecting them from themselves becomes second nature to people with Yorkies.

All dogs are individuals. Our ratings are generalizations, and they’re not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances. Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.

PET COMPATIBILITY
Yorkies can get along well with other pets, including cats, if socialized to them at an early age. They’re bold in going after strange dogs, however, even those that outweigh them by a factor of ten, and protecting them from themselves becomes second nature to people with Yorkie

TEMPERAMENT
Yorkshire Terriers seem oblivious of their small size. They are very eager for adventure. This little dog is brave, loyal and clever. With owners who take the time to understand how to treat a small dog, the Yorkie is a wonderful companion! It is affectionate with its master. Yorkies are do will with older, considerate children, simply because they are so small, most people allow them to get away with behaviors no dog should display. Yorkies are easy to train, although they can sometimes be stubborn if owners do not give the dog proper boundaries. The Yorkie is an excellent watchdog. The Yorkshire Terrier is very sweet and loving and understand most children.

TRAINING
Easily trained, Yorkshire Terriers have a keen ability to remember multiple commands and adopt many obedience skills. They are top-notch competitors when it comes to sports and agility. This breed is also known for its independence. They need a certain amount of privacy to recharge, but also crave activity, involvement and attention.

They are more adept at forming an association between a prompt (such as the word “sit”), an action (sitting), and a consequence (getting a treat) very quickly. Other dogs need more time, patience, and repetition during training. 

TRAITS
This dog breed is known for its intelligence (currently ranked #3) and the ability to retain training is legendary. The desire to learn and work gives them the trait to be purposeful in what they do. Very loyal, the bond is very tight between it and their owner, usually just 1 individual. Other characteristics of this breed are its courage, alertness, and athleticism