By Josie February 9th, 2023
This handbag-sized dog is adorable yet feisty.
Are they a good fit for you?
Yorkies are known for their feisty, bossy, and brave characteristics even though they only measure 7 inches in height.
They do equally well in even a tiny apartment because their activity needs aren’t too demanding.
Because they do not have an undercoat, they do not shed a lot.
No dog is 100% hypoallergenic. However, dogs with this kind of coat are less likely than others to cause an allergic reaction.
The good news about yorkies is that they are very small, and small dogs live the longest!
Yorkies and other miniature dog breeds can live up to 20 years. The average lifespan, though, is between 10 and 13 years.
A larger purebred yorkie can run up to 20 miles per hour, whereas the average yorkie can reach speeds of up to 10 miles per hour.
Because yorkies have tiny little bodies, you probably can’t take them jogging, but they can absolutely keep up on a brisk walk.
The only downside is that they can be difficult to house-train.
Yorkies make amazing pets, but because they are so tiny and sensitive, they are better off not being around small children.
Like many other small dogs, yorkies have a tendency to be a touch yappy.
Because they are territorial of their home and their owner, they need to “guard” the house.
There are many tools to stop a dog from yapping, and with the right training, they can become calm and quiet dogs.
Yorkies are considered high maintenance due to their constant grooming needs.
On the other hand, yorkies do not require as much physical activity as most other breeds.
Once your yorkie is 18 to 24 months old and fully grown, its coat will grow to the length of the floor.
Getting your dog used to being groomed from a young age is essential to their mental health.
However, most people keep their Yorkies' coat short and trimmed.
Now you're well acquainted with the Yorkie and can make an informed decision about welcoming one of these adorable beings into your home!