Yorkshire Terrier is one of the cutest and entertaining dog as a pet. This small size dog breed is very adorable. Many people love the Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkies for short because of their size. The Yorkshire Terrier weight usually around 7 pounds, some of them might get a little more weight, while other will weight a little less.
Despite their small physical stature, the Yorkshire Terrier breed has great personality, very loyal to their owner and great courage that can exceed any larger dog breed. This dog breed is very smart and although they are tiny, the Yorkies have a great natural talent as a watch dog.
This small dog can become very fiercely when they are facing threat and unfriendly person, especially the one who approaching their owner. They rarely back down from anything that is coming to them.
They will become fully alert and prepare to stand their ground with the slightest suspicious noise, and ready to pursue the unfriendly. So, they make a great alarm system in your house. But, unfortunately this behavior can also bring them a lot of problems because they do not care about the danger of the threat could bring them harm.
Until these days, no one really sure about where the Yorkshire Terrier breed originate from. But, many people believe that this dog is originated from somewhere in the Britain. The Yorkies are classified as a part of the terrier group and believed often used to reduce the population of vermin such as rats.
Due to their tenacious or even hyperactive sometimes, many people thought that the Yorkshire Terrier is harder to train. But, this problem can be solved by consistency and perseverance when training them. It will be a lot better if you train them as early as possible when they are still young, so they can accustomed and more adapt to the training program.
They need to learn as soon as they can about what can be tolerate from their behavior and what is not. The Yorkshire Terrier is just like small children who will only do what they want and try to get away with it.
The Yorkshire Terrier furs can grow very long if you let them. Therefore, they need regular grooming, so their fur did not get entangled and hindrance their movement and activity.
But, many Yorkies owners are deliberately let the fur grow long and grooming it regularly, therefore the fur will stay silky smooth and shiny. This is usually happens for the Yorkies that are meant as the show Yorkshire Terrier that is often held in various dog show around the world. This maintenance requires a lot of time, effort and also money. So, the Yorkies owners need to have strong dedication and determination for this purpose.
Another great characteristic about the Yorkshire Terrier is that they can adapt to their environment easily, whether they live in the apartment in the city with small amount of space, or in suburb area where there are a lot of wide area.
The Yorkies are very energic that seem constantly moving around, but they also did not mind to stay still on your lap. With such great personality, any people who love dogs can easily get along with the Yorkshire Terrier.