Yorkshire Terrier - Yorkie

Breed Group: Toy
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Overview
The Yorkshire Terrier is a lovely lap dog that much prefers to be held on their owner's lap all day. They have a dose of attitude combined with a bright and playful nature and are considered a true and loyal companion.

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Character
This dog is intelligent, lively, and fearless. They focus entirely on their owner and are extremely affectionate. It has been said that a Yorkshire Terrier requires more human companionship and attention than any other breed.

Does your Yorkshire Terrier - Yorkie bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Yorkshire Terrier can be territorial and likes to have their space respected. They are tolerant of older children if treated with care. The Yorkie can also be somewhat independent and assertive. They get along well with other pets.
Care
This breed's coat requires daily grooming. The hair on top of the head, if grown long, is usually secured with a band or bow. However, if the Yorkshire Terrier is not being used for show, then the coat may be clipped short. Ears and eyes must be cleaned daily. Dental hygiene is also important.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Yorkie's coat is not coarse but is fine and silky to the touch. Unlike other breeds, which have fur, the Yorkshire has hair that is growing constantly. They have no undercoat and do not shed.
Training & Activity
This breed is quick to learn. However, they may become willful in which case training of any kind can become difficult. Training must have consistency and firmness. They do not like to be ignored, so lots of praise will bring out the best in their training. Yorkies require minimal exercise and are suited for short walks and ideal for apartment living or homes with small yards. They love to chase shadows, lay in sunbeams, and tug of war. The more attention this breed receives the better. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Yorkshire Terrier - Yorkie puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Average Yorkie Prices
Yorkies are a very expensive breed and reputable breeders often charge anywhere from $800 to a couple thousand dollars per puppy. If you are looking to buy a puppy and are researching how much Yorkies cost you must first understand there are many factors that come into play when breeders set their price. Locating a Yorkshire Terrier breeder who breeds and registers their puppies with the AKC and include breeding rights will be the most expensive. Purebred puppies listed for sale and registered with the AKC without breeding rights are the most popular. The average cost for a purebred Yorkshire Terrier pup registered with the AKC varies based on many factors. A Yorkie litter from an AKC licensed breeder will average around $1,250, but prices will vary onwards of up to $5,000+ per puppy. Many if not most breeders will require a non-refundable deposit between $250 onwards of up to $500. The average cost of a Yorkie without papers (pet only adoption) will be priced anywhere from $300 to no more than $800. Factors that affect the average price include but are not limited to lineage, bloodlines, gender, coat, size, registration club, and even location. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
7 lbs
Height
8-9 inches
Color(s)
Blue and tan. Yorkshire Terriers are born black, gradually attaining their blue and tan coloration as they mature.

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Yorkshire Terrier - Yorkie Questions

I have a 6 month old female Yorkie and weights less than 5lbs, but I want to know what do I need to do to find out if it's original or purebred and not a mix and if I can register her myself to the AKC?

Answer:
The only way to be able to register the puppy with the AKC is for the parents to be registered to the AKC and for the breeder to have registered the litter so the puppy would be eligible for registration. If you are interested to find out if your dog is purebred or not, the best way to do so is to purchase a DNA test from your vet or online and have your dogs saliva checked to make sure she is purebred.

For my first Yorkshire Terrier, should I get a male or female?

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The gender of the puppy or dog that you get is completely up to you. There is no difference in behavior or anything like that, every dog is different and the bond you will have with your dog will be as strong as you make it. The more time/effort spent into your dog, the more solid the bond. Once you've selected a breeder, ask to spend time with the dam and sire of the litter; so you can see if you bond more with the dam or the sire. After the litter has been born and the pups have had their first set of shots at 6 - 7 weeks old; spend time with the whole litter and see what puppy matches your energy.

What is the lifespan of the Yorkshire Terrier?

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The average lifespan of the Yorkshire Terrier is 13 - 16 years. The lifespan of any dog will depend on several things including but not limited to the pedigree of the dog, the fitness of the dog throughout its life, when the dog was spayed/neutered, the quality of food the dog eats throughout his/her life, and the preventative and/or curative care he/she gets throughout his/her life.

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I just put my little girl to rest last month at the age 17.5 yrs. I wouldn't consider her of great breeding but she was very cute and extremely spoiled by myself and a great puppy sitter.

My Yorkie has terrible wax build up in one ear only my Veterinary gave me a rinse but the problem persists is there anything else I can do?

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Some dogs are more waxy than others, I have a female whom is much the same as your dog. Something to think about is to go to a local groomer that you trust and ask them what they use to clean and prevent wax build up. I use a special ear cleaning solution and then have clipped the hair around/in the ear a little shorter than normal to allow for more air flow. I also just make sure I clean her ears at least once a week so that I stay on top of the wax build up.

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