We try to be impartial here at BaxterBoo.com, but one would think that we are rather smitten with the Yorkshire Terrier, perhaps more than most, since many of our products are photographed with this adorable breed modeling them. The truth is that none of our employees has a Yorkie! Gasp! We're not even sure if we're qualified to be pet gear aficionados anymore, now that we've let that cat out of the bag!
We obviously need to rectify the situation. Until then, we definitely appreciate all the darling photos our customers have sent in, and the fact that many of our manufacturers have provided us with their products so artfully modeled by this distinguished breed! Let's discover together if the Yorkshire Terrier might be for you (and me too!)
This breed has a well-proportioned compact body with the front shoulders the same height as the rear hips. Â Their eyes are dark in color and black rimmed, and the ears stand up in a characteristic V shape.
History of Breed: No one really knows exactly which breeds were mingled to make the Yorkie. Â It is thought that when the displaced Scotts settled in England during the Industrial Revolution, they brought their terriers, and they mingled with the English terriers. The Scotts used the dogs to hunt down rats and other vermin in the clothing factories.
Temperament: The Yorkie is big on personality and loves to be with their human. Â They will often shadow their human all over the house. They just want to be with you and by you all the time. Care must be taken to ensure they are not stepped on underfoot, though most are quick and agile enough to avoid damage. They are bright and very inquisitive, kind of like an investigative reporter. They are not aware that they are small dogs, and will often take on larger breeds. They love to check, double check and for kicks, triple check their home. Then, they are happy to report on what they have found.
How a Yorkie behaves depends somewhat on how they were raised. Some Yorkies like to be treated like Royalty and others are full of spunk, like terriers. Yorkies have to be taught from day one to control their barking. Â You can think of them as an early warning system for any stranger that comes by. Â They are also difficult to housebreak, especially in poor weather conditions. Â Many owners use a litter box or a doggie door and a covered part of the yard for them.
Breed Club Links: Yorkshire Terrier Club of America
Perfect Pairings: Harnesses, brushes, combs, and bows! Most anything adorable at BaxterBoo!
We'd love to hear your Yorkie stories and why you love this breed!
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