Yorkshire Terriers seem oblivious of their small size. They are very eager for adventure. This little dog is high energetic, brave, loyal and clever. They can also become yappy, as the dog does their best to tell you what they want you to do. They can be difficult to housebreak. The Yorkie is an excellent watchdog.
With owners who take the time to understand how to treat a small dog, the Yorkie is a wonderful companion! Yorkies are easy to train, although they can sometimes be stubborn if owners do not give the dog proper boundaries. When owners display pack leadership to the Yorkshire Terriers, they are sweet and loving and can be trusted with children. These are truly sweet little dogs who need owners who understand how to give them gentle leadership.
For certain, the Yorkie is lively and inquisitive, physically and mentally quick, and spends much time trotting (or dashing) around checking things out. A lover of comfort, the Yorkshire Terrier enjoys cuddling on laps and snuggling into soft pillows. Keen of eye and sharp of tongue, he won’t fail to announce strangers, often in a high-pitched voice. Early socialization is required so that he doesn’t become too shrill. Yorkies often dislike walking on a leash and may dart to and fro until taught to behave. Housebreaking is notoriously difficult with Yorkshire Terriers, especially in cold or wet weather. Consider an indoor litter box, or a doggy door leading into a small covered potty yard.
Yorkshire Terriers are a magnificent blend of high energy, cheeky terrier personality and affectionate, loving toy dog. Yorkies become very closely attached to their human family members. It is great for us to share such a strong bond, but can develop into a problem if separation anxiety occurs when we’re away from...