Yorkshire terriers: 10 issues homeowners find out about their furry mates


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Yorkshire Terriers, also known as “Yorkie”, are one of the most popular and sought-after dog breeds in the world.

These furry creatures are known for their bark, style and, of course, incomprehensible cuteness – there are many reasons Yorkies are taking social media by storm.

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Owning a Yorkshire Terrier, however, is a very different ball game than simply admiring them from a distance. Here are a few things every Yorkshire terrier owner will know …

1. The Yap

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Any Yorkshire Terrier owner (and his neighbors) quickly become familiar with the high, rather pathetic excuse of his bark – also known as “yap”.

This is a sound that will accentuate both your pup’s adorable delicacy and a level of irritation you never thought you would reach.

2. The hair

Many Yorkie owners pride themselves on styling their pooch’s hair to the same standard of the fashion industry, while others prefer a loose, shaggy style.

In both cases, hair care will take a long time.

Many New Yorkie owners may be surprised to learn that their hair gradually lightened as they age. So prepare for it.


3. The fashion

Many Yorkshire Terrier owners will spend hours browsing dog clothes online – and if you haven’t dressed your Yorkie yet, you have at least thought about it.

Because of their adorable size, Yorkies can be the perfect disguise partner, and they look so good doing it.


4. The accessories

If you don’t like dressing up your puppy from head to paw, why not try a subtle accessory.

Yorkie owners have mastered the art of the “dog bow,” and besides being excruciatingly cute, they can actually have some practical use in helping your puppy’s hair cover their eyes – everyone wins!


5. The energy

You would think that a smaller dog would mean a smaller amount of canine energy.

This notion is quickly ignored by most Yorkshire Terrier owners who are all too familiar with the reality of Yorkie ownership.

These common breakouts usually consist of running aimlessly or catching the ball, and while this is hard to contain, you just can’t lose your temper with these doggy eyes.


6. Bath time

Bath time for any pet can be a stressful endeavor – the only thing that dreads bath time more than you is is your dog.

A result of washing your canine buddy can be quite a surprise to New Yorkie owners. If you can see your dog without the extra lint in the bathroom, you’ll have a hard time telling your pet a sewer rat apart.

Don’t worry, once they’re dry they’ll return to their furry shine.


7. The camaraderie

Yorkshire Terriers have a reputation for being “handbag dogs”.

This stereotype is not entirely wrong.

All dogs want your undivided attention and company, but the Yorkshire Terriers’ smaller size makes their desires a reality.

You can literally take them with you anywhere.


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8. Sleeping

Yorkies are known to be lively little creatures.

However, all of this energy leads to sleep and much of it.

New owners might be surprised how long they can rest their little heads and use them as a bed almost anywhere.

This time guess: you will soon be awake and “yapping” after a few goodies.


9. The behavior of the diva

Yorkshire Terriers are some of the most popular, well-groomed, and sought-after dogs in the world – and they know it.

Don’t be surprised if your pup stops in the middle of the walkie and waits to be carried the rest of the way.

This type of diva behavior is to be expected in Yorkies and they know they will get away with it.


10. The popularity

Every time you leave the house with your dog in tow, expect selfies and endless conversations about how cute your pup is (not that you need to be reminded).


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