12 Realities New Yorkie Owners Must Accept

The Yorkie has a bold personality and seems unaware of its small size. They are devoted to their owners, and become very attached to their family and are not always ideal for the very elderly or small children with their lively and exuberant nature.

yorkie 13Most will prefer to share your bed if you allow. They are tolerant of older children, provided they are not treated like toys and have their own space to which they can retreat.

Full of energy, they can keep up with kids, but because of their small size, toy breeds like the Yorkie can be injured relatively easily by falls, other animals, or human clumsiness…

…so they need more supervision with the smaller children and are usually not recommended for this type of family.

They are eager to play and get into any trouble they might find. They have a mind of their own and this feisty, sweet little dog doesn't like to do anything he makes up his mind not to do!

Even though this breed is categorized as a toy breed, there is a lot of terrier in them. They like to be busy, inquisitive, and bold.

While a toy breed, and at various times a greatly pampered one, the Yorkshire is a spirited dog that definitely shows its inner personality.

If you are considering to own a yorkshire terrier, or you’ve just become a new yorkie owner, there are some realities you do need to fully accept.

Check out the twelve realities new yorkshire terrier owners must accept on the next page! …and if you already are a yorkie owner, see if you can relate!

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  1. Actually, apart from someone who might be severly disabled – Yorkies are ideal for the older person (according to the Daily Telegraph’s research into ‘suitable dogs’). The only caveat I would recommend is to ensure that, should the owner become unable to continue to care for their dog, one should contact The Dog’s Trust or Cinnamon Trust who will take the greatest care in placing your beloved pet in a suitable new forever-home. It puts ones mind at rest to know that whatever happens, your beloved dog will be properly cared for.

  2. I’m not sure I agree with the comment that Yorkies are not suitable for Older ladies! Having had four Yorkies to date over a period of nearly 40 years – always females – they have been wonderful with grandchildren, even from babyhood, tolerating a bit of hair-pulling without even a growl! They have such a sweet nature and are sensitive to their owners and very, very loving. Also they have guarded my grandchildren when

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