Why You Should Consider a Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers are more than just a cute little puff of life with beady eyes, silky hair and an eccentric persona. They are intelligent, brave


and a little bit territorial. Because they are small, the territorial trait becomes more of a floor level comedy. Yorkies, coming from someone who has lived with one for over 14 years, are a great sidekick.

First off, you should have a Yorkshire if you are one of those people who can’t stand going in houses that have dog fur all over the place. I love, and I mean love, coming home to a house that is perfectly clean other than the little silky critter running around waiting for any and all arrivals. Sometimes I’ll take a shower to head out for the night, end up sitting on someone’s couch and go home having an additional jacket of fur by the end of the hangout! This is one solid reason to have a Yorky as they don’t leave much of a trace around the household.

If you like wandering around alfresco with a dog that isn’t too overpowering, but also adventurous, this is an option for you. The Yorkshire is a dog that is very bright, and also curious. This is a fun combination when you are out on a stroll. They’ve even been known to get a little overconfident and appear to be blind to any size discrepancy. This usually turns out alright; just take caution when you are outside with the animal. In Idaho, where I lived primarily with the Yorkie, there were many threats ranging from other dogs to owls.

My Yorky is five pounds. Average size for a traditional one seems to be around 7 pounds. They are the perfect size canine to bring travelling and often people even bring them on planes, although I never accomplished this task. She wouldn’t let me because she said she was afraid of heights. There is no denying they have a special personality.


Ron Rutherford is a writer with a passion for nature and a soft spot for Thai food. He currently freelances for havahartwireless.com, which specializes in dog doors

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