Yorkshire Terriers – Pros and Cons & Compatibility with Single Owners

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire terriers, also known as Yorkies, are small-sized dogs with an affectionate personality. Here is a list of pros and cons for single dog owners thinking of getting a Yorkshire terrier.

Pros of Owning a Yorkshire Terrier

They are fairly small dogs. An adult Yorkie can reach a height of about eight inches and a body weight of around seven pounds. They may be compatible with smaller-sized apartments.

They don’t require as much exercise as other dog breeds. A reasonable walk once or twice a day should be enough to keep a Yorkie happy. Try and give a mix of mental and physical exercises.

Yorkshire terriers are not 100% hypoallergenic but they are less likely to give allergy sufferers a hard time at home. Yorkies have hair that’s similar to human hair.

Cons of Owning a Yorkshire Terrier

They shed infrequently but may still require grooming on a regular basis, especially if their coat is kept long. You’ll need to bath them at least once a week and check theirs ears for debris.

Some Yorkshire terriers can have a stubborn personality, which makes them a little more difficult to house-train. You can boost the learning process through positive training.

They can be more fragile due to their diminutive size. This means you need to take extra care when you take a Yorkie outside. They can also be sensitive to super cold temperature.

John at My Pet Child

is the Founder of My Pet Child, where he shares his tips on living with a dog in an apartment.

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