Past & Present Yorkies
10 Reasons Why Yorkies Are Awesome
Yorkies are one of the most well-liked, small dog breeds. Just for starters, their little build is simply heart-melting. Some are much smaller than an ordinary housecat, the Yorkshire Terrier possesses a very distinct personality and ambition for life. This is why these small dogs rank very high in popularity. Since there are several reasons why Yorkshire Terriers are the popular toy breed, we have come up with at least 10 reasons why Yorkie puppies are simply heart-melting!
- Coat Coloring – newborn Yorkie puppies tend to resemble mini-Rottweiler dogs. They start out black and tan or black and gold in color, with their coat changing many times until adulthood which is typically considered blue.
- Bark 101 – If you don’t get control of their barking in the beginning, they can become incessant barkers. Typically spanking a flyswatter on something (other than the dog) to make a loud noise while firmly (not yelling) the word “no” or some other personal word. I like “aut” will deter unwanted barking early on.
- Made in the USA – The earliest known Yorkshire Terrier was born in 1872 in the United States.
- Allergies – Even though there is no dog that is 100% hypoallergenic, the Yorkie comes very close. They do make great pets for people who are sensitive to dog’s dander. Typically it is a dog’s dander and saliva that trigger most allergic reactions. The Yorkies‘ coat is said to only fall out when brushed or broken.
- Hypoglycemia – Stress, fatigue, cold environments, lack of good nutrition or a change in diet or feeding schedule can bring on a bout of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia. Owners should carry water and treats as due to their size, they need to have access to food and water.
- Luxurious Coats – the coat of a Yorkshire Terrier should be glossy, straight, fine and silky (which is typically the “look” for a dog that will be shown). The hair must be glossy, straight, fine and silky. It can take up to three years or more for the coat to reach it’s final color. However, most pet owners prefer the cute Puppy Cut. This is very easy to manage and requires less work.
- Smallest Dog in History was a Yorkie called Sylvia, the matchbox-size Yorkie which died at 2 years old in 1945. She was 2.5 inches tall at the shoulder and 3.5 inches from nose tip to tail, weighing 4 ounces.
- Since there are no such thing as ”Teacup Yorkie Puppies” , their sizes rang from 4 to 7 lbs for the Standard Sized Yorkie. To clear the air, there is only one Yorkie, and the official standard is not to exceed 7 pounds. There are some breeders who breed for a very small sized Yorkie. The general public has taken to calling these Yorkshire Terriers teacups, tiny, micro, toy, and on and on. Yorkshire terriers are a toy breed, and there is no distinction in the standard based on sizes or weights. These are terms people have started using to sell their puppies.
- Attitude – Yorkshire Terriers have a very bold nature and almost an elitest attitude. They have a distinctive strut that definitely shows who the “boss” really is.
Note: Please beware of anyone who uses these terms in advertising their puppies. The term “teacup” and related words are expressly prohibited by the YTCA Codes of Ethics. Additionally, it is never a good idea to breed a female Yorkie under 5 pounds. Check to see if we have any Yorkie Puppies for sale. For more information about us as a Yorkie Breeder, click here. We breed for the standard Yorkie between 4-7 lbs. Our Yorkies are bred for health not size.