It’s Yorkie Day! Although these cute little dogs may be small, they have big personalities and are much admired. A vet will highlight these little, charming pooches below.
Yorkie is one of the smallest dog breeds, rarely exceeding 8 inches in height. Like many small dogs, they have a long life expectancy: These small dogs can live up to 16 years. That’s a lot for a dog! They are very affectionate and cuddly. However, they can get a little high-strung. Fido is a great little guard dog because he lets you know when someone is at the door. However, he also thinks that everyone is his best friend. Yorkies tend to express themselves more than other dogs. So if you want a quiet canine pal, this may not be the best choice for you.
When it comes to grooming, Yorkies don’t shed or drool much. However, because they have a long, silky coat, they need to be brushed daily. You can’t have everything!
Yorkies are fairly intelligent and generally quite easy-going, which makes them easy to train.These pups are also quite active and need plenty of time for play and stimulation. However, they are prone to separation anxiety and can feel very lonely when left alone. You might want to get a friend for Fido.
Yorkies are prone to certain specific health issues such as bronchitis, cataracts and skin problems.They are also known to have sensitive tummies, so you need to be careful what you feed Fido. It’s also important to note that because Yorkies are so small, they can be seriously injured if they fall: even falling out of a bed. or the sofa may cause injury! They’re also a bit clumsy. Ask your veterinarian for specific advice.
Fido has had a few nicknames over time. Yorkies are sometimes referred to as Tomboy Toys due to their bold and aggressive behavior. They were also once called the Broken-Haired Scotch Terrier, which honestly sounds a bit sad.
There have been a few celebrity Yorkies. First we have Sylvia, the smallest dog in recorded history. This pup is only 2.4 inches tall! Another Yorkie of note is Smoky, a World War II hero. Of course, we think all Yorkies deserve to be celebrated.
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