About the Breed:
Yorkshire Terriers, commonly called “Yorkies” are little dogs with big personality. Though categorized in the toy group, they take on many terrier traits as well – especially in personality. Early training and socialization with people and other dogs will help keep that “big personality” on track. Yorkies are well suited to apartment living due to their small size, but they are active dogs that still need regular exercise.
The Yorkie is just one of many hypoallergenic dog breeds. Yorkies have silky, continuously growing hair which should be brushed regularly if kept long. Many Yorkie owners choose to keep their hair cut short. Either way, the breed requires a moderate amount of routine grooming.
Yorkies tend to be very vocal, protective and loyal. Despite their small size, they make excellent guard dogs. At heart, Yorkies are wonderful companions that love to be pampered and snuggle up to their loved ones.
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