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Yorkshire Terrier

British breed of toy dog of terrier type Website

Approval Rate: 82%

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    Mon Mar 29 2010

    I LOVE my yorkie...He is very good and very obedient. At first I thought it was just him, but I have noticed that alot of yorkies are that way. He doesn't shed, is great with kids, and overall have not had any health issues. The vet did mention thou with the yorkie breed is that they tend to have dental problems. I do notice that my yorkie has alot of tartar and they need to have their teeth cleanings regularly. But other than that, he's great! I can take him on a walk without his leash and won't have to worry that he will wander off and get lost!

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    Thu Mar 04 2010

    Cute candidate for a house dog. They are small and adapt to almost any size home, but require moderate exercise. These animals need lots of attention and grooming must be performed by a professional. Another plus is they are considered hypoallergenic because of minimal shed, so they make an ideal dog for a person with allergy issues. However, because small breeds tend to have several health issues, be sure to do your research and care should be taken when selecting one as a pet.

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    Wed Apr 08 2009

    The dog my family is fostering for someone else has been with us for about 3 months or so. She is very affectionate but way, way, way too noisy. She has this extremly high pitched bark and this weird sounding growl that is so annoying!!! she barks at the Guinea Pig all the time and barks whenever you drive up in a car or when she is in her cage. She is very affectionate towards my mother but as affectionate towards my Dad and I. She disturbs my Pug when she is sleeping to te point that my Pug jumps and growls at her. At night, you can't make one little sound or else she will bark. One morning, she barked so much that I was awake from 6:30 am till 9:30, all while she barked. Plus, she pees and poops in the house all the time and is untrainable. In fact, right now she is barking and whining. I would advise that you find out a lot about the dog you are about to buy or adopt before you do it, or else you'll wish you hadn't of gotten it.

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    Tue Mar 17 2009

    I have an awesome little 2 year old Yorkie. He's the sweetest little guy & loves being around myself & my family. He's always either cuddled up to someone or playing. He loves fetch! When I come in the door, there he is to greet me with his bright & happy eyes & his little tail wagging all over. He's very loyal & protective of my home & my family. Anyone who has encountered an aggressive or ill-natured Yorkie has seen the result of bad breeding & bad training. If you want a good dog then you need to work with him to make him that way.

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    Tue Jan 27 2009

    i have two yorkies,no health problems at all great dogs! very smart, and potty trained was not that hard. they dont shed , witch I love !!! great dogs!

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    Wed Sep 17 2008

    Too many people acquire a toy breed puppy without understanding how incredibly fragile a toy breed is. You can seriously injure or kill a Yorkshire Terrier by stepping on him or by sitting on him when he's curled under a blanket or pillow, where he frequently likes to sleep. And Yorkshire Terriers can seriously injure or kill THEMSELVES by leaping from your arms or off the back of your sofa. A larger dog can grab a Yorkshire Terrier and break his neck with one quick shake. Owning a toy breed means constant supervision and surveillance of what's going on around your tiny dog. Yorkshire Terriers must always be kept on-leash -- they are just too easy to injure when not under your complete control. And many Yorkies, with their terrier heritage, have strong chasing instincts. They will take off after anything that runs.

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    Mon Aug 11 2008

    Based on what I've seen, worthless, ill-tempered rat dogs.

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    Mon Aug 11 2008

    Health problems come from selfish, careless, greedy breeders, period!  I wonder if you've ever bothered to educate people about buying from a reputable breeder.  You should never buy any dog from a petstore, newspaper ad, or online.  If you buy from breeder who does health testing and only breeds well tempered dogs within the standard, you will get a healthy pet.  Any breed with the kind of popularity that Yorkies have, is going to have temperment and health problems.  For someone that works for a vet, you don't seem to know to much.

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    Sun Jul 13 2008

    Walking health problem!  Breeding something down so little has the same affect as trying to breed a dog too big.  Skin problems, eye problems, tons of heart problems, Slipping knee caps, hip problems, all system problems...too many to name.  I work at a vet's office and we see so many unhealthy Yorkies.  My vet and I were working on one and she said, "I just don't understand why people keep breeding and buying these dogs.  Unless they just like to give me money!"  It's not a real dog.  I have seen one of two Yorkies that were really neat but overall, just way too many problems.  Also, they are one of the hardest to house train.

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    Fri Mar 14 2008

    Don't they sell them as feeders for real dogs like they do goldfish for Piranha?

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    Thu Jan 10 2008

    My Yorkie boy is very well behaved, house trained and all around good sport. Tons and tons of love, energy and companionship. I cannt imagine owning another dog while living in an appartment. He doesnt shed, doesnt smell and just loves to play and just to be happy. There is not a single problem I have wit this breed. Thos who complain about these great dogs, dont know how to raise them or to work with them to shape them to be great dogs. Behavior problems are from lack of nourishment or discipline. Which speaks loudly about the owner itself. Yorkies are very loyal and protective of their homes and owners.

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    Fri Dec 14 2007

    This is a little rat terrier and is a good dog to have around the house. They are little nervous and yappy sometimes, however. Don't let them run around outside in dingo country, however.  They won't last too long.

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    Sat Aug 11 2007

    Everything was great until this a little cute yorkie bit my kids toes and then we woke up one night and he was scratching our leather couch all over the place. This dog also nips and yas at all my guests and even at me if i am busy doing something. Needless to say i am putting it on eBay for free and buying a French Bulldog like i shouldhave in the first place!!

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    Wed Jun 27 2007

    adorable when they're puppies but they grow up into long,greasy haired ratdogs that don't live long since big, normal dogs mistake them for real rats and they eat them.

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    Mon Oct 23 2006

    I never would have chosen a Yorkie, small dogs are often annoying and yappy. So when I was presented with a 4lb male Yorkie I wasn't tremendously excited, but this little guy has stolen my heart! I never ever thought I would be so silly about a little dog! Thankfully he is not yappy - I'm sure that helped - hehe. Fortunately he also doesn't have any health issues that some small ones do. He is the darling of the neighborhood, the kids come ask if he can come out to play. He is surprisingly patient with them, and they have learned to be gentle, not wanting to step on his tiny toes. My girls love him too. 'Who woulda thunk it' - lol!

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    Mon Mar 06 2006

    I love yorkies, they're one of my favourite breeds! They have a long coat (that can be cut shorter) which comes in black and tan. they're really small and have lots of attitude, they can sometimes be snappy. But they're really smart and loyal to their owners. And they are so ADORABLE when they're pups!

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    Thu Dec 15 2005

    My Yorkie is brilliant and so gorgeous! I love him. I was never a small dog owner, but having rescued one, I am thrilled and in LOVE!

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    Sat Oct 01 2005

    i love those cute pups

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    Mon Sep 19 2005

    These are smart dogs. They don't shed but if you keep the hair long there will be lots of grooming involved. If you cut their hair short they are adorable with little to no grooming except for the occasional bath. They like kids but they can be very protective of their owner and property, growling, yipping and snapping if someone comes too close to what is theirs.

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    Mon Dec 06 2004

    Best hunters in the world. Plus, they learn tricks easy, mine can skin dive and boggie board. Oh, and I find that guys with big dogs, well, they have serious issues, and the big dogs usually run from my little yorkies, especially pit bulls.

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    Sat Nov 27 2004

    The kind of dog that a rich, old lady would like.

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    Mon Aug 30 2004

    I have a yorkie now that is 8 years old. She is so sweet. I also have a collie/shepherd mix I adopted at a shelter and both of them get along great! KizzieBelle, the yorkie, has never been a problem with my granddaughter, but both dogs do not really care for strangers. A month ago I had the privelege to get a yorkie-pom mix, who at nearly 3 months of age weighed only a little over a pound. Unfortunately, she didn't make it and I grieve her loss, and bless the joy she gave me while I had her. I also have 2 cats and have no problems from either dogs. It is my hope to introduce another yorkie into the home once I am ready.

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    Fri Jul 30 2004

    I travel to clients' houses during my work. Frequently, one of my clients has a dog. The Yorkie is definitely one of my favorites and seem to be very smart. Yesterday, a Yorkie's owner told her to walk over and say hello to me(and she did). They are very affectionate and somewhat rambunctious(which is cool- dogs are funner that way).

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    Mon Jul 19 2004

    I too thought small dogs were annoying, but now Im a proud owner of a 7month old pure bred yorkie. I love her to death. THey are smart, fun , affectionate dogs. Im head over heels in love with my lou lou....

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    Tue Jul 06 2004

    Yorkies are absolutely fabulous dogs! I have one and I wouldn't trade her for a million dollars! She is so precious!

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    Fri Jun 04 2004

    i dont know weather to av a yorkie or a cavalier king charles

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    Fri May 21 2004

    I thought at one time that these dogs were ankle biting little freaks that annoy the crap out of anyone. But, my parents have since bought 2 and you will absolutely fall head over heels for these little lovable dogs when they start to protect you and are so so happy to see you whenever you arrive home. GO YORKIES!!!

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    Wed Mar 31 2004

    We have had two Pom-yorkies and one purebred Yorkie. All had some health problems - but overall they were just terrific dogs. Smart, positive attitude, playful, funny. My wife and I have had perhaps 10 different kinds of dogs throughout our lives, and the Yorkie was #1.

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    Thu Aug 21 2003

    I have a Yorkie and a Silkie (they WERE my daughter's dogs but she grew up and moved out and I got the dogs!). I, too, disliked "little" dogs at one time; I thought they were "yappy" but...boy have my feelings on that subject changed! They're dedicated, true blue, so happy to see me when I get home from work and...bonus!..they don't shed! To be honest, their bark doesn't annoy me half as much as the bark of my Sheltie (piercing..argh!)...but I love him too. :)

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    Wed Nov 06 2002

    They make great chew toys for real dogs.

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    Thu Oct 25 2001

    Ugly little things, especially whenever their owner(s) put(s) those stupid ribbons in their hair. I saw an old lady who was driving in her car and her Yorkie was actually sitting on her lap as she was driving. How idiotic can anyone get? Little dogs, in general, annoy me anyway.

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    Thu Sep 27 2001

    I had one for 17 years. Wonderful happy dog.

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    Thu Aug 23 2001

    Ugly and only good for sitting on laps.