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Yorkshire Terriers

Yorkshire terriers are great little dogs. A yorkshire terrier is a very small toy dog with lots of energy and personality. Yorkshire terriers, also known as yorkies, are tiny dogs with long soft hair, usually black or gray, and reddish brown. In dog show talk, a gray coat is actually described as being blue. Yorkshire terriers have tiny feature and big dark eyes. Though they look very small and delicate, these toy dogs are very feisty. They can be very protective of their owners and tend to be very yappy. If not trained properly, they can be vicious towards strangers and will try to bite anyone who comes too close to their owners. Yorkshire terriers need a lot of attention from their owners and become jealous if they are ignored when others are around. That’s partly why yorkshire terrier owners don’t usually have other pets beside their yorkshire terrier, unless it’s another yorkie. Because yorkshire terriers are so small, they’re fairly easy to maintain and look after. If their hair is left long, they will need to be brushed often. Most yorkie owners don’t allow their yorkshire terrier’s hair to grow to the ground because it’s messy and a pain to maintain. Yorkshire terriers, though small, are still terriers and aren’t happy to sit around quietly all day. If a quiet lap dog is what you have in mind, a Yorkshire Terrier may not be the right dog for you. It’s believed that the dog, toto, from Alice in wonderland, was a yorkshire terrier, though in the movie adaptation, the dog actor was not a yorkie. There are a number of celebrity yorkies as well as celebrity yorkie owners. While Nixon was president, his wife had a Yorkie name Pasha living in the white house. There are also a number of yorkies famous for their dog show titles. Some famous actors and actresses that own yorkshire terriers are Tara Reid, Joan Rivers, Bruce Willis, and Justin Timberlake. Justin Timberlake has two yorkies called Bella and Bearlie.

Yorkshire Terrier Health

Because they’re such small animals, yorkshire terriers are often injured just by falling or being stepped on, kicked or handled roughly by children. Yorkshire terriers, though energetic and fearless, are quite fragile and should be handled with care. Some yorkshire terrier breeders don’t like to give their yorkshire terrier puppies to people with small children because children can seriously harm a yorkie if they’re not careful with it. Yorkshire terriers suffer from a number of health problems – a lot of them due to their size. Yorkies tend to have very sensitive digestive systems and often get diarrhea and vomit a lot. A minor change to your yorkshire terrier’s diet can cause this. Yorkshire terriers are very picky eaters and won’t accept a lot of foods if they don’t like them or if they’re mixed with other foods. Yorkie puppies are especially susceptible to hypoglycemia, which usually doesn’t last into adulthood. Hypoglycemia is a result of low blood sugar levels. This might be because your yorkie puppy has an infection and all it’s blood sugar is being used up, or because they have very little muscle mass as puppies because they’re so small. Sugar is usually stored by the body in muscle cells, so yorkshire terriers with low muscle mass will also have low blood sugar levels because they’ve got nowhere to store it in their body.

Yorkshire Terrier Breeders

Because yorkshire terriers are the second most popular dogs in nirth America, there are a lot of yorkshire terrier breeders. When you’re looking for yorkshire terrier puppies, take the time to find a good responsible yorkshire terrier breeder. Check the credentials of different yorkshire terrier breeders and see if you can get references or recommendations from other yorkshire terrier owners. Yorkshire terrier breeders need to be very knowledgeable about yorkshire terriers because there’s a lot more to breeding yorkies than meets the eye. Yorkshire terrier breeders must ensure that yorkshire terriers for breeder are well-matched and healthy. If a yorkshire terrier breeder doesn’t bother to have their breeding dogs checked by a vet for genetic diseases and other health problems. It can be disastrous for the puppies. If you want a healthy yorkshire terrier puppy, you’ll take the time to find a good breeder and your yorkshire terrier could live up to fifteen years old.

Teacup Yorkshire Terriers

Reputable breeders don’t breed teacup yorkies. A teacup yorkshire terrier is an extra small yorkshire terrier. These tiny yorkies are prone to far more genetic diseases and health problems in general because of their size. They are easily injured because they’re so small and often die from excessive vomiting and diarrhea. Though some yorkie breeders might find and especially small yorkie in a litter just by chance, it is irresponsible and cruel to breed teacup yorkshire terriers intentionally.

Yorkie Poo

A yorkie poo is a cross between a yorkshire terrier and a poodle. There are a number of yorkshire terrier crossbreeds, and inevitably, some cross breeds are more successful than others. A lot of times when a dog breed, such as the yorkshire terrier, is crossbred, it will produce stronger healthier puppies because cross-breeding shuffles up the genetic material a bit and helps to avoid some of the yorkshire terrier problems that result from inbreeding yorkies. Yorkie hybrids are not always from two purebred parents. Often, the Yorkie cross breeds are from two cross bred parents. These crossbred yorkshire terriers aren’t accepted in a lot of dog shows and that sort of thing, but some of them are really beautiful dogs. Keep in mind that these designer cross breeds, like yorki poos, are always different. There’s not way of knowing which features of your yorkie poop will be more yorkshire terrier and which will be more poodle-like. When dogs are cross bred, they don’t iinherit half of their mother’s phenotype and half of their father’s because phenotypes are not inherited. Though the yorkie poo may have genes from both parents, you can’t always predict which will be expressed.