Yorkshire Terriers were bred in the English county of Yorkshire. They have been used to keep rats in the mills and mines in the mid 19th Century. Amazingly, they’re born black, then progressively get their silver and brown colours as they grow older. They might be tiny, but they’ve a big personality. They’re very full of energy dogs, extremely assertive and may be demanding. Yorkshire Terriers are very bark and alert each time they sense danger. Some owners claim they are sometimes hard to house train, but appropriate training may eliminate this problem. They’ve a propensity to be territorial regardless of their size and can defend their patch aggressively.
Coaching a Yorkie certainly takes persistence and patience, but the campaign will be well worthwhile because they can get wonderful companions. They’re fast to learn, although they can occasionally be stubborn. They do not like to get ignored, so pile plenty of praise on them and it’ll bring out their best. The same principles apply for effectively coaching yorkies, as they do for every other breed. Reinforce the behaviour you want from them, dismiss the behaviour you do not want. Simple and effective. Howeverthey do have a propensity to be very noisy, and from time to time, so called bad Yorkies eliminate inappropriate behavior since they’re let off the hook with their owners, as that they see it as being cute.
The dogs themselves appear to know how cute they’re, so ensure you do not let them get away with bad behaviour because of this. Obedience training is essential for Yorkies. Yorkies are definitely not for individuals that don’t spend much time at home since they need to be with others and cannot stand being alone. They can live for over fifteen years if they remain healthful and are properly cared for. Yorkies do best when they get routine workouts, although, due to their size, it needn’t be rigorous. You need to keep a regular check on their eyes and teeth.
Surprisingly, they don’t have an undercoat and have a tendency to feel the cold very easily. For that reason, among others, they aren’t a strain to get kept outside in a kennel. A Yorkies coat doesn’t shed, and may easily grows to floor length, or, if preferred, it may get trimmed short to look like it did when it was a puppy. Since they’ve long coats, Yorkies should have regular baths and regular grooming. One big bonus economically is the fact that Yorkies eat somewhat little, and aren’t expensive to feed. All in all, they’re wonderful companions and, despite common belief, well behaved as well. If that you put in a little, initial work of course.