A YORKSHIRE TERRIER
IS THIS THE DOG FOR YOU?
The tiny Yorkshire Terrier has an engaging personality, spirited
dauntless courage, great intelligence, is very trainable, and makes an
admirable watchdog with the characteristic fearlessness and tenacity
of the breed.
The Yorkshire Terrier
is a hardy intelligent little dog
with a great zest for life
and companionship.

A Yorkie
is equally adaptable
to long tireless walks
or exercise in a small space.
The most outstanding feature of the Yorkshire Terrier, distinguishing him from all other small breeds, is his long, silken
coat, which requires constant grooming.
A pet owner who may not wish to have the responsibility of daily grooming can keep the coat cut to a suitable length.
However, the coat still requires regular grooming and bathing, but is easy to manage.
The coat colour should be dark steel blue
with gold/tan furnishings.  Puppies are
born with a smooth coat which reaches
full maturity usually by 4 years of age.
The Yorkshire Terrier should not weigh any more than 7 lb (3.17 Kg) but there is no height
limit.
In Australia, Yorkshire Terriers, generally speaking,  are a healthy breed, although some hereditary problems do arise
from time to time.  Caring and devoted breeders will do their utmost to ensure their puppies are from healthy stock.
Both the dog and bitch are equal in intelligence and companionship.  Dogs may take a little longer to housetrain, and it is
advisable to have a pet bitch desexed for health reasons which your veterinarian can explain.
The Yorkshire Terrier is an active dog.  It is advisable to train a Yorkie not to jump on the furniture - jumping up is not the
problem, it's getting down!  This is the time when little bones, especially in young dogs, can easily be broken and also
the patella aggravated, leading to laxating (slipping) patella.
OWNING A YORKSHIRE TERRIER
IS A COMMITMENT FOR UP TO 15 YEARS OR MORE
The Yorkshire Terrier has a great
deal to offer
the pet owner as
a grand companion,
a cuddly lap dog,
a noisy watch dog
a great entertainer.
WHO CAN OWN JUST ONE !!!
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or a companion?
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