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This is why TRUE breeders are so protective of their pups welfair even long after they have left us .🐺
The hand of a breeder…
The hand of a breeder is the hand that calms to dog during childbirth…
It’s the hand that caresses his belly to calm her during contractions…
The hand of a breeder is the hand that makes the road free to let the puppies be born easier…
It’s the hand that doesn’t shake and it’s under the blood to help a puppy in difficulties.
The hand of a breeder is the hand that breaks the bag of the puppies if it is not broken after birth…
It’s the hand that helps to rub and clean the puppies and help their breathing.
The hand of a breeder is the one who tries to revive a puppy, but sometimes he has to give up when there is no beat.
The hand of a breeder is the hand that cut the umbilical cord when the mother doesn’t…
Also, the breeder’s hand is the one that weighs the puppy every day to check if everything goes well.
The hand of a breeder is the hand that puts a puppy away closer to the mother while the mother looks at you full of confidence…
The hand that rubs the chest, so that breast milk is activated…
The hand of a breeder is the one who rubs in his eyes and fights fatigue and sleeps after days without reconciling the dream.
It’s the hand that gives milk bottles day and night when there is very little performance.
The hand of a breeder is the one that brings the lost puppy back to the mother, the one who plays with the puppy to socialize, the one who teaches the puppy to change to solid nutrition.
The hand of a breeder is the hand that takes care of the little ones when it does not go well with them
The hand of a breeder is the hand that you have entrusted to your future puppy in the hope that it will go well.
The hand of a breeder is the hand that is ready day and night to answer all your questions if you have any doubt about anything.
For all these and many other things, the next time you shake your hand to a breeder, think about everything that hand has done with love., ❤❤
The text is not mine, but it’s so beautiful I had to share it..
Via: Iael Mirkin Gomez
Image via: The Siberian Husky Family 🐺♥🐺
UIT DIE HART VAN N YORKIE
Ek soek n familie wat my nie versaak nie.
Ek is deel van jou huishouding, as ek nie toegelaat word by sekere vakansieplekke nie soek asb n plekkie waar ek mag saamgaan🙏
Ek was baie gelukkig in my ouma se huis daarom moet jy vir my beter kan bied😁
Moenie vir my kos gee wat ongesond is nie al hou ek daarvan dit kan my baie siek maak🤮
Ek mag jou bind op naweke daarom dink asb mooi nuwe mamma sien jy kans vir my?😱
Ek is n besige bytjie wat baie wil speel en is verslaaf aan aandag😂
Ek weet ek pottytrain moeilik🙈sien jy kans vir die uitdaging😳
Moet asb nie dat klein kindertjies my optel nie as ek val kan ek doodgaan😭😭
Ek mag nie buite slaap nie dis koud en wreed😭😭
Hou my asb parasiet vry dit kan my baie siek mask en last doodgaan😭
Moet asb nie met my rondry tot 3 weke na my laaste spuit nie, daar is baie goggas daar buite wat my baie siek kan maak soos katgriep⛑
Ek hou daarvan om aan plantjies en stokkies te kou maak asb seker wat is veilig en wat nie vir my🙏
Moenie met my baklei as ek gaatjies grou nie dis dan so lekker😁
Belowe asb om my vir elke spuit te vat om my gesondheid te virseker al is dit eina vir my🙏
Jy wil soms n middag nappie vang dan is ek nie moeg nie speel is baie lekkerder⚽️
Ek is eintlik n vreeslike slim kreatuurtjie leer my trieks dan sal ek jou ure se vermaak verskaf🤣
Dit was regtig baie lekker by my ouma se huis! sien jy kans vir my?
ASB indien jy nie positief is op al die punte nie los my asb by my ouma waar ek veilig en gelukkig is🙏
Ek wil nie in n koue hok land by n shelter of SPCA nie🙏🙏Ek is altyd oulik nie net as ek klein is nie❤️❤️
Hoe om jou baba te kies
Waarna om te kyk as jy n baba yorkie koop:
Besluit watter groote hondjie jy soek as hy uitgegroei is, n reuntjie of n tefie. Ek het in n vorige post die verskille tussen die 2 genoem wat n goeie indikasie is.
Onthou dis jou geld en jy soek waarde daarvoor!
Vermy telers wat n baba vroeër as 8 weke minimum wil verkoop🙏
Baba moet ten minste sy 1 ste spuit reeds gehad het en op 8 weke reeds 4 x ontwurm gewees het, 1 ste spuit mag nie ouer as 4 weke wees nie ek verkies om babas elke 3 weke te spuit tot hulle klaar en op datum is agv parvo wat regtig hoogty vier.
Vra gereelde videos van baba dit spreek beter as n foto!
Wil jy n playfull of n rustige baba hê? elke teler moet haar babas ken en weet.
Kry fotos van mamma, pappa en indien nodig sommer ouma en oupa ook.
Peper jou teler met vrae dis jou reg!
Moet nooit n baba langs n pad ontvang nie tensy jy jou teler ken en weet wat jy koop.
Vermy back yard breeders glo my hulle teel nie op standaard nie! hulle is nie geregistreer nie en tree nie eties op nie.
Vra dokumentasie aan om seker te maak boetie is nie op sussie gesit nie😭😭
Daar is redelik heelwat navrae oor teacups mense wees versigtig vir daai kleine dingetjie hulle moet spesiale mammas kry wat nie werk nie en 24/7 aandag aan hulle kan gee. Hulle bloedsuiker val vinnig en dood kan intree. Daar is n paar van hulle wat ouer as 5 jr word hulle kry trachea collapse. Indien jy ooit n teacup koop, koop hom by n teler wat jou baie mooi inlig hoe om hulle te hanteer en te voed, dis goedjies wat min eet maar meer gereeld.
Indien jy tevrede is met wat jy sien en hoor en jy gaan jou baba haal kuier maar n rukkie en kyk hoe interakt jou baba met jou asook die ander pups as daar nog is.
Dring aan op n volledige veearts ondersoek wat afgeteken is deur hulle.
Maak seker jou vetkaart is op datum.
Jou teler moet vir jou n info file gee asook n starter pack, maak voor die tyd seker watse kossies eet baba dat jy dieselfde kan gaan of dalk beter.
Indien jy nie die protokol volg nie kan dit jou duur te staan kom aan veearts kostes. JOU GELD JY SOEK N GESONDE BABA!!
Maak doodseker (voel) indien jy n reuntjie koop daar is 2 testikels. Testikels wat nie sak nie veroorsaak kanker en dis n duur operasie om daai outjie te gaan soek wanneer hy reggemaak word.
Ruik in jou baba se ore dit moenie suur ryk nie dan is daar fout! Moenie sleg voel om n flits te vra en daai oortjies te beloer nie.
Kyk na jou baba se byt op sy tandjies is dit n under of overbite tandjies moet mooi opmekaar wees.
Pollie, tollie en parrie moet mooi skoon geskeer wees.
Oortjies moet regop staan en haartjies moet geskeer wees binne en buite oortjie.
Haartjies moet uit oorkanaal gepluk wees.
Toonnaeltjies moet mooi kort wees.
Kyk of ogies dra.
Dring aan om mamma en pappa te sien asook as daar kennels is gaan kyk hoe dit daar lyk.
As jy deur alles hier werk en jy koop dan koop jy reg. Ek sal op n latere post inligting gee oor die versorging van n yorkie. 🤗🤗
10 Tiny Facts About Yorkshire Terriers
These dogs have a lot of personality packed into little bodies. Learn more about this energetic breed and its history.
1. YORKSHIRE TERRIERS STARTED AS RATTERS.
These little dogs were bred from a collection of terriers, including the Waterside terrier, in order to hunt rats. Miners, weavers, and other business owners in Scotland used the tiny exterminators to keep their workspaces rodent-free. Because of their compact size, Yorkshires could squeeze into tiny spaces; their fierce personalities helped them fearlessly take on their rodent prey. Like other terriers, the dogs were also used during hunts to flush prey out of its den.
2. WEAVERS BROUGHT THEM TO ENGLAND.
When weavers came to England for work in the mid-1800s, they brought their tiny dogs with them. Before long, the breed caught on, and started appearing in shows in 1861.
3. THEY HAD A NAME CHANGE.
When the breed first hit the scene in England, they were known as broken-haired Scotch terriers. They kept this moniker for nearly a decade before a reporter named Angus Sutherland opined that the name should be changed. He believed that although the breed originated in Scotland, it wasn’t perfected until coming to Yorkshire, England. “They ought no longer be called Scotch Terriers, but Yorkshire Terriers for having been so improved there,” Sutherland reported in The Field magazine. People seemed to agree, because in 1870, the name was officially changed.
4. ONE DOG WAS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO THE BREED’S SUCCESS.
Most consider a Yorkie named Huddersfield Ben the father of the breed. The stud dog was a ratting champion and a confident competitor in dog shows; he won over 70 awards. He was a hefty dog, weighing 11 pounds, but all his litters yielded puppies that were under 5 pounds, which was the standard at that time. Even though he only lived to be six years old, he left behind an impressive legacy: Most Yorkies bred for shows today are distant relatives of Ben.
5. THE FIRST THERAPY DOG WAS A YORKIE.
When American soldier Bill Wynne found a Yorkshire terrier in a foxhole during WWII, he named her Smoky and took her in. The two traveled through New Guinea, and Smoky soon began to help with the war effort. Thanks to her small size and obedience, she was able to run through pipes and string communication wires under a former Japanese airstrip. Without her help, soldiers would have had to dig trenches and expose themselves to enemy fire.
Smoky also toured hospitals throughout the Pacific and the United States, working as a therapy dog for wounded soldiers. After wartime, she and Wynne went to Hollywood, where she performed on various TV shows. You can visit a monument dedicated to her memory where she passed away in Cleveland, Ohio.
6. THEY GIVE RAPUNZEL A RUN FOR HER MONEY.
Yorkies do not shed, so that means they depend on their owners to keep their hair in check. Left unattended, their hair will keep growing, just like a human’s would—in fact, Yorkshire terrier hair can grow to be two feet long. While show dogs tend to have longer hair, most casual owners keep their dog’s hair short to keep them from tripping or getting food stuck in it. This shaggy look is often called “the puppy cut.”
7. ONE YORKIE WAS USED TO START A NEW BREED ENTIRELY.
In 1984, a little Yorkie named Schneeflocken von Friedheck was born with unusual markings in blue, white, and gold. The breeders Werner and Gertrud Biewer decided to take this unique puppy and create a new breed. With careful and selective breeding, they established a distinct standard for the breed which would become known as the Biewer terrier. In 2014, the American Kennel Club provisionally accepted the new Yorkie as a registered breed.
8. THEY MAKE FUNNY NOISES.
Yorkshire terriers are especially prone to pharyngeal gag reflex, or reverse sneezing. Instead of pushing air out of the nose like a normal sneeze, dogs will gasp for air, making a honking sound like a goose. While somewhat alarming to witness, these noises are ultimately harmless and pass after a few minutes. Usually, they’re brought on by irritants like pollen, dust, cleaners, and perfumes.
9. YORKIES WERE ONE OF THE FIRST REGISTERED BREEDS.
Although not a particularly old breed, these tiny dogs were one of the AKC’S original breeds. Yorkshire terriers became registered in 1885 along with classics such as the beagle, basset hound, and bull terrier.
10. YOU CAN COUNT ON THEM TO HAVE YOUR BACK.
Yorkies are small dogs, weighing an average of seven pounds, but it seems like no one told them that. The dogs have no problem taking on animals considerably bigger than them.
In August 2015, Larry Yepez stepped out of his home early in the morning while it was still dark out. A bear had been rummaging through his trash and attacked the man. Yepez put up a good fight, but struggled to get away from the agitated 200-pound mammal. Luckily, his Yorkie was there to nip at the heels of the attacker and distract it long enough for the duo to make a quick escape. Thanks to his pet’s intervention, the bloodied victim was able to drive himself to the hospital—and live to tell the tale.
More About This Breed
- The Yorkshire Terrier, nicknamed the Yorkie, seems quite full of himself, and why not? With his long silky coat and perky topknot, the Yorkshire Terrier is one of the most glamorous representatives of the dog world, sure to attract attention wherever he goes. Because he’s so small he often travels in style — in special dog purses toted around by his adoring owner.The long steel-blue and tan coat may be the Yorkie’s crowning glory, but it’s his personality that truly endears him to his family. Oblivious to his small size (weighing in at no more than seven pounds), the Yorkshire Terrier is a big dog in a small body, always on the lookout for adventure and maybe even a bit of trouble.Yorkshire Terriers are affectionate towards their people as one would expect from a companion dog, but true to their terrier heritage, they’re sometimes suspicious of strangers, and will bark at strange sounds and intruders. In consideration of your neighbors, it’s important to tone down their yappiness and teach them when and when not to bark.They also can be aggressive toward strange dogs, and no squirrel is safe from them.Despite their bravado, Yorkshire Terriers have a soft side too. They need lots of attention and time with their family. Long hours of being left alone is not for them. It’s not a good idea to over-protect your Yorkie, however; they’ll pick up on your feelings very quickly, and if your actions say the world’s a dangerous place for them, they can become neurotic.Because of their size, Yorkshire Terriers do better with older children who’ve been taught to respect them than with toddlers and small children. They can become snappish if they’re startled or teased.As long as they get some exercise every day — perhaps a good play session in the living room or a nice walk around the block — Yorkies make fine apartment dogs.No matter what home they live in, they’ll get along with other resident dogs and cats — so long as they were raised with them. Yorkies may become possessive of their owners if a new pet is brought into the house. Being terriers, they may want to challenge the “intruder,” and if a fight breaks out, the terrier spirit is to fight to the death. Take a lot of care when you’re introducing a Yorkie to a new animal.A glamorous coat, small size, spunky personality, and undying loyalty to his people. Is it any wonder that Yorkshire Terriers are the second most popular dog breed in the U.S. today?
- Yorkshire Terriers are known for being difficult to housetrain. Crate-training is recommended.
- Yorkshire Terriers don’t like the cold and are prone to chills, especially if they’re damp or in damp areas.
- Because of their small size, delicate structure, and terrier personality, Yorkshire Terrier generally aren’t recommended for households with toddlers or small children.
- Some Yorkshire Terriers can be “yappy,” barking at every sound they hear. Early and consistent training can help. If you don’t feel qualified to provide this training, consult a professional dog trainer.
- Yorkshire Terriers can have delicate digestive systems and may be picky eaters. Eating problems can occur if your Yorkie has teeth or gum problems as well. If your Yorkie is showing discomfort when eating or after eating, take him to the vet for a checkup.
- Yorkshire Terriers think they are big dogs and will try to pick a fight with a big dog if allowed. Be sure to keep your Yorkie under control. Even better, try to socialize your Yorkie at an early age by taking him to obedience classes.
- Yorkies tend to retain their puppy teeth, especially the canines. When your puppy is around five months old, check his teeth often. If you notice that an adult tooth is trying to come in but the baby tooth is still there, take him to your vet. Retained baby teeth can cause the adult teeth to come in unevenly, which may contribute to tooth decay in later years.
- To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.
- HistoryDuring the Industrial Revolution in England, Scottish workers came to Yorkshire to work in the coal mines, textile mills, and factories, bringing with them a dog known as a Clydesdale Terrier or Paisley Terrier. These dogs were much larger than the Yorkshire Terrier we know today, and it’s thought that they were used primarily to catch rats in the mills.The Clydesdale Terriers were probably crossed with other types of terrier, perhaps the English Black and Tan Toy Terrier and the Skye Terrier. The Waterside Terrier may also have contributed to the development of the Yorkshire Terrier. This was a small dog with a long blue-gray coat.In 1861, a Yorkshire Terrier was shown in a bench show as a “broken-haired Scotch Terrier.” A dog named Huddersfield Ben, born in 1865, became a popular show dog and is considered to be the father of the modern Yorkshire Terrier. The breed acquired that name in 1870 because that’s where most of its development had taken place.Yorkshire Terriers were first registered in the British Kennel Club stud book in 1874. The first Yorkshire Terrier breed club in England was formed in 1898.The earliest record of a Yorkshire Terrier being born in the U.S. was in 1872. Yorkshire Terriers were able to compete in dog shows as early as 1878. In those early shows, Yorkshire Terriers classes were divided by weight — under 5 pounds and 5 pounds and over. Eventually, exhibitors settled on one class with an average of between 3 and 7 pounds.
- SizeYorkshire Terriers should be 8 to 9 inches at the shoulder and weigh no more than seven pounds, with four to six pounds being preferred.Yorkies are inconsistent in size. It’s not unusual for a single litter to contain one Yorkie weighing less than four pounds, one who weighs five or six pounds, and one who grows to be 12 to 15 pounds.Beware of breeders who offer “tea cup” Yorkshire Terriers. Dogs who are smaller than the standard are prone to genetic disorders and are at a higher health risk in general.
- PersonalitySmart and self-assured, the Yorkshire Terrier is a combination of endearingly small size and adventurous terrier spirit. The breed displays a range of personalities. Some are cuddly and perky, wanting nothing more than to follow in their people’s footsteps throughout the day. Others are mischievous, outgoing, and into everything.Set limits, and your Yorkie will be a wonderful companion, but if you spoil him, watch out! Start training when they’re puppies, and you’ll have much better luck than if you let them have their way and then try to correct bad habits.Like all dogs, Yorkies needs early socialization — exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences — when they’re young. Socialization helps ensure that your Yorkie will be a friendly, well-rounded dog.
- HealthYorkies are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions.If you’re buying a puppy, find a good breeder who will show you health clearances for both your puppy’s parents. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition. In Yorkies, you should expect to see health clearances from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for hip dysplasia (with a score of fair or better), elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and von Willebrand’s disease; from Auburn University for thrombopathia; and from the Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF) certifying that eyes are normal. You can confirm health clearances by checking the OFA web site (offa.org).
- Patellar Luxation: Also known as “slipped stifles,” this is a common problem in small dogs. It is caused when the patella, which has three parts — the femur (thigh bone), patella (knee cap), and tibia (calf) — is not properly lined up. This causes a lameness in the leg or an abnormal gait in the dog. It is a disease that is present at birth although the actual misalignment or luxation does not always occur until much later. The rubbing caused by patellar luxation can lead to arthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease. There are four grades of Patellar Luxation ranging from grade I, which is an occasional luxation causing temporary lameness in the joint, to grade IV, in which the turning of the tibia is severe and the patella cannot be realigned manually. This gives the dog a bowlegged appearance. Severe grades of patellar luxation may require surgical repair.
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): A degenerative eye disorder. Blindness caused by PRA is a slow process resulting from the loss of photoreceptors at the back of the eye. PRA is detectable years before the dog shows any signs of blindness. Reputable breeders have their dogs’ eyes certified annually by a veterinary ophthalmologist.
- Portosystemic Shunt: Portosystemic shunt (PSS) is an abnormal flow of blood between the liver and the body. That’s a problem, because the liver is responsible for detoxifying the body, metabolizing nutrients, and eliminating drugs. Signs can include but are not limited to neurobehavioral abnormalities, lack of appetite, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), intermittent gastrointestinal issues, urinary tract problems, drug intolerance, and stunted growth. Signs usually appear before two years of age. Corrective surgery can be helpful in long-term management, as can a special diet.
- Hypoglycemia: Like many toy and small breed dogs, Yorkies can suffer from hypoglycemia when stressed, especially when they are puppies. Hypoglycemia is caused by low blood sugar. Some of the signs may include weakness, confusion, a wobbly gait, and seizure-like episodes. If your dog is susceptible to this, talk to your vet about prevention and treatment options.
- Collapsed trachea: The trachea, which carries air to the lungs, tends to collapse easily. The most common sign of a collapsed trachea is a chronic, dry, harsh cough that many describe as being similar to a “goose honk.” Collapsed trachea can be treated medically or surgically.
- Reverse sneezing: This condition is sometimes confused with a collapsed trachea. This is a far less serious condition and lasts only a few minutes. Reverse sneezing primarily occurs when your dog is excited or tries to eat or drink too fast. It also can occur when there are pollens or other irritants in the air. Secretions from the dog’s nose drop onto their soft palate, causing it to close over the windpipe in an automatic reaction. This can be very frightening to your Yorkie, but as soon as he calms down, the reverse sneezing stops. Gently stroke his throat to help him relax.
- Eye infections, teeth, and gum problems also can occur.
- CareYorkshire Terriers enjoy taking a walk with you or playing outside, but since they’re very active while indoors, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to keep them well exercised.In general, Yorkies are receptive to training, especially if it brings them attention for performing cute tricks or performing in agility or obedience trials. They can be difficult to housetrain, however, because their “accidents” are so small and easy to clean up that people let it slide. That’s a mistake. It’s better to show them where to go from the beginning and reward them for doing their business in the right place. When you make the effort, you can end up with a very well trained Yorkie indeed.They definitely are housedogs and don’t tolerate extreme heat or cold well. Many people paper train their Yorkshire Terriers so they don’t have to take them outdoors when the weather is too hot or cold.Yorkies love squeaky toys, but it’s important to check the toy every few days to make sure they haven’t chewed them open and pulled out the squeaker. They especially enjoy fetching toys that you throw for them. If you’re crafty, consider crocheting a ball for your Yorkie — larger than a golf ball but smaller than a tennis ball — and stuffing it with used panty hose. He’ll love it!
- FeedingRecommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.Note: How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level. Dogs are individuals, just like people, and they don’t all need the same amount of food. It almost goes without saying that a highly active dog will need more than a couch potato dog. The quality of dog food you buy also makes a difference — the better the dog food, the further it will go toward nourishing your dog and the less of it you’ll need to shake into your dog’s bowl.Take care that your Yorkie doesn’t get fat. Roly-poly is not a good look for this elegant breed. Keep your Yorkie in good shape by measuring his food and feeding him twice a day rather than leaving food out all the time. If you’re unsure whether he’s overweight, give him the eye test and the hands-on test.First, look down at him. You should be able to see a waist. Then place your hands on his back, thumbs along the spine, with the fingers spread downward. You should be able to feel but not see his ribs without having to press hard. If you can’t, he needs less food and more exercise.For more on feeding your Yorkshire Terrier, see our guidelines for buying the right food, feeding your puppy, and feeding your adult dog.
- Coat Color And GroomingThe Yorkshire Terrier’s coat is long, silky, and perfectly straight without any hint of a wave. Show dogs have hair that reaches the floor. They have a single coat and shed very little.Puppies are born black, with the blue and tan coat developing gradually, usually after they’re a year old. Puppies that start to lighten before they’re a year old often turn gray rather than blue.From the back of the head to the tip of the tail, the hair is a dark steel-blue — sometimes described as the blue of a rifle barrel — with a bluish sheen when seen in the sunlight. The head is bright gold, not reddish, with tan hairs that are darker at the roots than at the ends. The headfall (the hair that falls over the face) is long with the same golden hue as the face.The hair is slightly darker at the base of the ears and on the muzzle. The tan on the head doesn’t extend past the ears, and no black hairs are mixed in with the tan. Yorkshire Terriers have tan legs as well, but the tan color doesn’t extend above the elbow.An interesting fact is that Yorkies tend to become lighter with age. Hormonal changes can also affect color. Females in heat go lighter, and then darken again after their season is over.Grooming a long-haired Yorkshire Terrier is not for the faint of heart, especially if he has a “soft” coat that tangles easily instead of a silky one! Even if you keep his coat trimmed short, gently brush your Yorkie’s coat every day to help prevent mats and keep him clean.Small breeds are prone to dental problems, and Yorkies are no exception. Yorkshire Terriers tend to form a lot of tartar on their teeth and can lose their teeth at a young age, so brush their teeth regularly and schedule a professional cleaning by your vet at least once a year.As part of the grooming process, check your Yorkie’s ears regularly. Look inside them and give them a good sniff. If they appear to be infected (have an offensive odor, redness, or a brown discharge), ask your vet to check them. If there’s hair in the ear canal, pluck it out with your fingers or ask your vet or groomer to do it for you.Bathe your Yorkie weekly to keep his coat beautiful and shiny. There’s no need to rub the coat to wash it. After wetting the coat and applying the shampoo, all you need to do is run your fingers through it to lift the dirt out. Apply conditioner, then rinse thoroughly.When you’re drying your Yorkie, spray the coat with a light conditioner. Give the coat a spritz with a light conditioner when you’re brushing him as well. Never brush a dry or dirty coat or you’ll break the hair.Trim your Yorkie’s nails after each bath to prevent painful tears and other problems. If you hear them clicking on the floor, they’re too long. Dog toenails have blood vessels in them, and if you cut too far you can cause bleeding — and your dog may not cooperate the next time he sees the nail clippers come out. So, if you’re not experienced trimming dog nails, ask a vet or groomer for pointers.When you’re grooming your Yorkie, be sure to check the anal area and trim around it with scissors if the hair’s getting too long. Usually trimming about a half inch of hair around it is enough.After you’ve brushed your Yorkie and he’s dry, collect the hair on the top of his head, starting at the outer corner of the eye, going back at an angle toward the center of head, then back down to the outer corner of the other eye. Brush this hair up and fasten it with a latex band, and then add your favorite bow.Begin accustoming your Yorkie to being brushed and examined when he’s a puppy. Handle his paws frequently — dogs are touchy about their feet — and look inside his mouth. Make grooming a positive experience filled with praise and rewards, and you’ll lay the groundwork for easy veterinary exams and other handling when he’s an adult.As you groom, check for sores, rashes, or signs of infection such as redness, tenderness, or inflammation on the skin, in the nose, mouth, and eyes, and on the feet. Eyes should be clear, with no redness or discharge. Your careful weekly exam will help you spot potential health problems early.
- Children And Other PetsBecause of their small size, Yorkies aren’t suited to families with young children. Most breeders won’t sell puppies to people whose children are younger than 5 or 6 years old. It’s just too easy for children to drop them, step on them, or hold them too tightly.Yorkies can get along well with other pets, including cats, if socialized to them at an early age. They’re bold in going after strange dogs, however, even those that outweigh them by a factor of ten, and protecting them from themselves becomes second nature to people with Yorkies.
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7 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Yorkshire Terriers
Here are seven surprising facts about Yorkies and the people who love them:
1. Yorkies Are the “Tomboy Toy”
Don’t be fooled by this toy breed’s tiny stature—they are five to seven pounds of pure tomboy. This spunky personality has earned the Yorkie its nickname, “the tomboy toy.” The breed standard references the breed’s trademark confidence and courage, saying, “The dog’s high head carriage and confident manner should give the appearance of vigor and self-importance.” Because of these traits, Yorkshire Terriers do well at everything from dog sports, like agility, to therapy work and makes them great travel companions as well as family dogs.
2. The Yorkie’s Coat Has a Similar Texture to Human Hair
Yorkies are known for their long, flowing, silky coats, which swish around the show ring. But this beautiful feature is also incredibly time-consuming to care for. Because the coat is similar to human hair, it tangles into knots if the owner doesn’t brush it every day (it can also break easily when brushing against carpets in the home). The bonus is that Yorkies don’t have an undercoat so their coat doesn’t shed anymore than your hair does. Many breeders recommend that owners keep their pet Yorkies in a “puppy cut,” which is short and easily to maintain.
3. Yorkies Have a Blue Collar Background
Sure, today they may wear bows in their top knots and their self-important air may make them seem like they have royal roots, but Yorkies have a rather unglamorous background of catching rats and other vermin in underground tunnels. This instinct still comes out in their play (offer a Yorkie a stuffed mouse, and you’ll see what we mean), and owners can put it to work in non-competitive AKC Earthdog tests. This sport allows dogs to test their ability to pursue caged rats underground.
4. Yep, Yorkies Are a Man’s Dog, Too
Really, Yorkies are great pets for both men and women. But the former Yorkshire Terrier Club of America President Cheryl Rangel has noticed a curious trend in her puppy buyers over three decades of breeding. She explained to AKC Family Dog that often the husband makes a point of telling her the dog will be his wife’s pet because he would rather have a “real dog,” like a German Shepherd. Months later when she checks in with the family, it turns out that the Yorkie has bonded better with the husband. “It’s unbelievable. The men do a 180,” Rangel told AKC Family Dog. Other “real men” who love Yorkies: Bruce Willis, football star Brett Favre, Justin Timberlake, Orlando Bloom, and most famously from the recent Australia dog-smuggling incident, Johnny Depp.
5. Yorkies May Have Been the Inspiration For Toto
This fact will remain a point of contention among Cairn Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier fans alike. The original drawings in the first edition of L. Frank Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz depict Toto as what some say seems to be a Yorkie. The assumption makes sense, considering the breed was popular at the time and that the illustrator W.W. Denslow owned one. We will never know for sure, but we are certain that in the movie, Toto is played by a Cairn Terrier.
6. One Yorkie is a War Hero
In World War II, a Yorkie named Smoky is credited with saving the lives of soldiers by dragging a communications cable through an 8-inch-wide, 60-foot-long drainage culvert. She is also thought to be the world’s first therapy dog, visiting wounded soldiers in hospitals. Smoky was found by an American soldier in 1944 in a Papua New Guinea jungle, and when he brought the little dog back to the barracks, U.S. Army Corporal William Wynne took her under his wing. He later wrote a book about Smoky called Yorkie Doodle Dandy. There are six U.S.-based memorials honoring Smoky, including one in AKC’s Museum of the Dog, and one international memorial in Australia.
7. Yorkies Aren’t Afraid of the Big City (When Trained Properly)
Even a dog as small as a Yorkie can succeed in the Big Apple and other large urban environments. In fact, Yorkies routinely make the top of the list of NYC’s most popular breeds (although they’ve dropped in numbers over the past few years). That confident manner comes in handy when a truck backfires or a crowd scurries around him on the sidewalk. By providing proper socialization from a young age and leading them through the Canine Good Citizen test, you can help ensure that your pint-sized pup has a New York state of mind. Here, watch as AKC Dog on Staff Chowsie demonstrated his street smarts in a Pix11 feature on the AKC’s new Urban Canine Good Citizen test.