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A non shedding dog – The Yorkshire Terrier

A breed of dog that has enduring popularity is the Yorkshire Terrier. Originating from northern England, Yorkies (as they are known) are friendly, full of life and quite clever. They are considered a toy breed, due to the fact that at maturity they typically weigh between four and seven pounds. It is widely thought there to be some variations of Yorkshire terriers, known as teacup or miniature, they are smaller, growing to about 3 pounds at maturity. But this is NOT true, there is no such thing. Smaller Yorkies as these, are merely the smaller puppies of a litter. Any Yorkie puppies regardless of their size is to be admired.

But with their hunting background and strong loyalty to their owners, there is nothing diminutive about them. Yorkies were originally bred to hunt rats in the clothing mills of northern England. They were owned by the workers at the mill, who found their reliability and drive made for a wonderful companion. At first considered a breed for every day workers, their beauty and personality soon made them fashionable with the upper crust in England. The breed is still known for its loyalty, and a Yorkie can be known to be fiercely protective of its owner. The Yorkshire Terrier bonds quickly, and loves nothing else than to end the day in the lap of its master.

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Yorkshire Terrier - A Non Shedding Dog

Yorkshire terriers are known for their elongated, splendid coat. As a puppy, the yorkie puppies coat is brown and black, but as the dog grows, the coat becomes brown and a beautiful bluish grey. The hair is like human hair, and will keep growing unless trimmed. Their hair can obscure their eyes, and its common to see a Yorkie with a bow on top of its head to keep the hair out of the way. Because of the silky hair on a Yorkie, regular brushing is an absolute necessity. But with proper care, the Yorkshire terriers coat can be the most striking feature of the dog.

Teaching of the Yorkshire terrier can be simple, due to the breeds cleverness. The Yorkie craves attention from the owner because of its devotion, so training must involve lots of praise and positive reinforcement. A good time for Yorkies to be trained is at younger ages, to give the puppy an outlet for its creative energy.

Because of the Yorkshire terriers intelligence, they also make incredible show dogs. Their long, silky coat is a show stopper in the ring, and their intelligence and desire to please makes for a handlers dream. Yorkies also do well in obedience and agility. There is a community of breeders of show dogs in the United States. These types of breeders are truly the best source for buying a pet Yorkie puppy, as show breeders contribute vast amounts of time and work on researching and striving for those perfect Yorkies, that not only look great but that are healthy and will live long lives. One such outfit is Artistry Yorkshire Terriers.

These breeders have grown to love raising Yorkshire terrier puppies, as the Yorkies commitment to their family unit becomes a breeders dream.

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  • sandra brady said:

    I have been offered a 2 year old yorkie from a rescue centre. I already have 2 male cats 6 years old who are very timid and frightened of the slighted unusual noise and always leave the house directly the doorbell rings, or someone apart from myself comes in. I live on my own. My query is how do yorkie’s behave towards cats and as I love my cats to bits and wouldn’t be without them, I am a bit concerned about bringing a dog into the home. Any help would be much appeciated.

  • Karen said:

    Hi Sandra. I just wanted to chime in regarding your yorkie question. My daughter adopted a 2 year old female yorkie from a rescue center. We already had two grown male cats in the home. Our cats are as you described; timid and likely to leave if a loud noise occurs. As far as how our yorkie behaves toward cats, she is wonderful! She is perfectly fine around the cats. She doesn’t approach them or behave aggressively towards them. There have been no problems in our household with our newest addition. So, it is definitely possible to have peace in the home with a yorkie and two cats. Hope it works out for you! We wouldn’t trade any of our pets for anything!! :)

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