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Yorkie Central, Issue #042
June 08, 2013

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Issue : 42

June 2013

Here at Yorkie Central we hope to give you the latest in Yorkshire Terrier and dog news in general.

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In this issue you will find:

  • The Truth about Yorkies and Children
  • Latest Article - Puppy Training 101
  • Yorkie e-book

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The Truth about Yorkies and Children

Although the Yorkshire terrier, also referred to as a Yorkie is a sweet, loving, and loyal pet, this particular breed is not recommended for homes with smaller children.

In fact, a reputable breeder would make it a point to let potential buyers know that because of the high energy and somewhat suspicious nature of the Yorkie, this dog breed is much better suited for homes with adults only, especially the elderly, or in some cases, homes with older children.

Another problem pertaining to Yorkies and children is that this breed is small and kids tend to be clumsy. Because of this, there is risk of the animal being hurt, although unintentionally.

In simple terms, the Yorkshire terrier does best in quiet homes without a lot of activity. With this, a potential problem of having a nervous and anxious animal that might bite as a defense would be prevented.

Now, there are homes where Yorkies and children do quite well together but this is not by happenstance. In these situations, the animal was probably purchased as a puppy and the children given great instruction on how to behave around and handle the dog. If there is mutual respect, it is possible to own a Yorkshire terrier while having smaller children but even with this proper training for both the dog and children would be critical.

Yorkshire terrier Temperament

To understand the concerns surrounding Yorkies and children, it would be helpful to learn about this breed’s temperament. While we have touched on a few things such as this dog being high energy and somewhat skittish, there is more information that would provide insight into why the breed is better suited for homes without kids.

  • A Yorkie can become somewhat possessive of his owner
  • This breed usually coexists well with other animals but children’s roughhousing creates real problems
  • This dog is strong-willed and interestingly, opinionated
  • Yorkies may not be great guard dogs but they are excellent watchdogs, informing of people at the door, strangers lurking around, animals in the yard, and so on so excessive activity can lead to nervousness
  • Although small, this breed also likes to be the boss and in fact, often comes across as “bossy” with other animals. Therefore, with small children this can create potential risk for unwanted aggressive behavior.

Proper Training

Even when introduced into a home with older kids or adults only, some Yorkies will start out nipping as puppies. Obviously, this is a behavior that needs to be corrected quickly. After all, even in homes where there are no children, chances are good that at some point people with children would come over to visit. Obviously, the dog could be placed in a kennel during this time but it would be better in most cases to ensure the dog has basic obedience and proper behavioral training.

With training and when in the right home, a Yorkie makes an exceptional pet.

This dog does need to be groomed and the breed often struggles with skin allergies but beyond this, the Yorkshire terrier is an elegant, inquisitive, smart, and loving animal that is perfectly happy to cuddle up in its owner’s lap for hours on end.

Latest Article

Puppy Training 101 - Whether interested in buying a large breed or small breed such as a Yorkshire terrier, one of the first things a person should do is conduct research about puppy training 101.

Yorkie E-Book

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