The 7 things we love MOST about
1. Kids Love Yorkies
One of our clients brings her Yorkie to work in a toy store... The children fall in love! Yorkshire terriers love kids, they are very smart but still very loyal & affectionate.
3. Yorkies are smart
You’ve doubtless seen the tricks and stunts on youtube that a Little Yorkshire terrier can exhibit!
5. Yorkies live longer
Because they stay small, they tend to live longer lives than their big dog cousins. The average life expectancy is from 13 to 16 years.
People become so attached to their Yorkie that should s/he pass away, they will only replace the dog with another Yorkshire terrier. There is a very good reason that Yorkshire terriers are among the most popular in the U.S.
7. They've got history
About Yorkshire terriers: They were originally bred in Yorkshire county in Great Britain, hence the name Yorkshire terrier. In the 1800s only the aristocracy were permitted to have big hunting dogs in England. But the mice and rats were a big problem. So the lower classes developed the Yorkshire terrier. They are fearless and tireless hunters.
2. They're portable
Yorkshire Terriers love to go places and live new experiences. They are content to go for walks, runs to the store, visits to friends and family. Because of their small size, many Yorkshire terriers can be tucked away in a purse or bag, making them ideal travel companions.
4. They're Low Maintenance
Yorkshire terriers range in size from 2 to 12 lbs. Yorkies shed very little. And they don’t need to be groomed more than 2 or 3 times a year, depending on your preference.
6. You Can (and should) Dress Them Up
Most of their energy is spent on keeping their little bodies warm. Consequently, when the days dip into the 30s and 40s, it’s advisable to don the Yorkie in a sweater or jacket.