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Yorkshire Terrier Information

Yorkshire Terriers or Yorkies are not only attractively small size but also very adventurous and exploratory. Some of them are cuddly and spry, while others are playful, sociable, and into everything. Therefore, it is better to start training them when they are puppies.

The size of a Yorkie can reach 8 to 9 inches at the shoulder and do not weigh over 7 pounds. Its most preferred weigh is 4 to 6 pounds. Do not buy Yorkies that are smaller than the standard as they are more prone to genetic disorders and are generally at a higher health risk.

Generally, Yorkshire Terriers are quite responsive to training, particularly if it brings them attention for performing endearing tricks or performing in agility or obedience tests. Moreover, they love squeaky toys, and also enjoy fetching toys that you throw for them. If crafts making is your passion then you can crochet a ball that is smaller than a tennis ball and larger than a golf ball. Stuff the ball with used panty hose and let your dog to play with it.

Yorkshire Terriers are housedogs and cannot bear extreme heat or cold. A number of people use paper training to keep them indoors when the weather is too hot or cold.

Since Yorkies enjoy taking a walk with their owners or playing outside, therefore keeping them well exercised does not require much effort.

When it comes to Yorkie’s diet, it is recommended to give your dog ½ to ¾ cup of high-quality dry food twice a day. However, it should be remembered that the amount of food required by an adult dog depends on its size, age, body, metabolism, and activity level. Moreover, do not let your dog to get fat as this is not a good look for this charming breed. You can keep it in a good shape by measuring its food and feeding it twice a day instead of leaving food out all the time.

Taking good care of a Yorkshire Terrier is not a difficult task as long as you know how to handle and take care of this cute breed of dogs.


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Dog’s Fact File

Generally, it is believed that the wolf is the common ancestor of the domestic dog. Dogs’ domestication started almost 15,000 years ago, during which humans chose for particularly attractive traits, such as its coat, color, and height. This selection process has led to over 400 various breeds of a dog.

If you see the world from a dog’s viewpoint, it can greatly help you in understanding your pet better; therefore, here are a few dog facts you must know.

Dogs have extremely well developed senses. They have highly developed sense of smell, which is far better to humans. They can also perceive sounds up to 4 times quieter than humans can hear. They have the ability to hear in ultrasound (sound with a frequency more than the upper limit of human hearing). Moreover, they can see very well in dark and dim light.

Dogs are omnivores. Since dogs eat both meat and plant food, they are called omnivores. Their teeth are designed for tearing meat and are used for crushing and grinding plant food.

Dogs are naturally curious. They vigorously look for information about their environs and will spend much time probing and searching.

Dogs use different methods to communicate. They communicate each other in order to form and maintain social groups. They can produce various sounds, often in intricate combination, such as whimpers, whines, howls, barks, and growls. In order to convey scent information, they use urine, feces and secretions from special scent glands. A number of dogs can use their body, face, tail, limbs, and ears to communicate with other dogs.

Dogs are highly social, intelligent, and playful. They enjoy the company of other dogs however they can form strong social bonds to humans and become their best friend. They are also extremely intelligent and can even learn the names of their toys. Moreover, they use special signs to exhibit they want to play. For this, they show ‘play bow’ behavior, in which they crouch on their forelimbs, remain standing on their hind limbs and may wag their tail or bark.

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