5 Reasons To Love The Yorkshire Terrier Breed

By Olea Nova

The Yorkshire terrier breed was originally bred to chase rats out of the mines and also the homes of people and later on became a favourite breed to the upper class people. These days the yorkie as they’re also called, are most people’s number one choice.


1. Yorkies do not shed. Their hair strands only fall off when brushed or being bathed. And they are also called hypoallergenic dogs because of their human like hair. I don’t think any dog is 100% allergic free, they are still dogs, but because they do not shed and do not have dander in their hair, they are the best option if you are allergic to dogs or live with someone who is.

2. Personality wise, they have a lot of it. The Peter Pan of the dogs. They never “grow up”.

A yorkie can be 7 years old and still act like a puppy, always playful. They are by nature very curious dogs and they will follow you around to see what you are up too. Always make sure they are on a leash every time you’re outside. They might be small but they’re very tough. If you meet a pitbull on the street chances are this small dog will try to attack it. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Keep them on a leash at all times.

Photo Credit by: Yutaka Tsutano

Photo Credit by: Yutaka Tsutano

3. They are very smart dogs and very easy to train. You can train them the basic usual stuff, like sit and stay. And you can train them the more difficult stuff like ring a bell to go out and etc. They say that the yorkie is a barker but they are very easy to train to be quiet too.

4. Because of their small size less than 3.2kg they can be brought everywhere. You can put them in a shoulder sized-bag and no one will ever notice. We’ve heard of people who had their yorkie in the bag while dining and while even watching a movie in the movie theatre.Easy to bring everywhere, unless you have two yorkies or more.

5. Yorkies get really attached to their owners. They like to sleep in bed with their owners and basically just be with their owners all the time. You will really feel loved by this breed. If you like cuddles and kisses, then you will love the Yorkshire terrier. Since they do get easily attached, they should not be left alone at home for a long time. If you know you’re going to be gone for a while make sure you have someone drop by to spend time with the little one. These are just a few of the positive sides that a Yorkshire terrier posses.

Of course, like any other breeds, there are only a few negative sides to them. But always make sure to research about the breed you have in mind. Only get a dog when you’re financially and mentally ready to own a dog. These small and feisty ones are truly a man’s and a woman’s best friend.

Just a dog lover.

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