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A Guide to Daily Care of Dogs


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A Guide to Daily Care of Dogs

I was never a pet person. In fact, I would cringe when I would see people hugging and kissing their pets. Despite everyone knowing I did not like pets, my brother gave me a puppy for my birthday. I had no clue about how to take care of it. I even thought about giving him away. Before I realized it though, he had grown on me. I found myself telling people that he was not the average dog, but a super dog instead. So, I decided to create a blog for non-dog lovers like me who find themselves owning and loving a dog.

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The Yorkshire Terrier Can Be A Loving Dog

If you are looking for a dog that you can shower with attention and affection, you might want to consider getting a Yorkie puppy for sale. These tiny dogs will try to rule your roost, but they will love you and want to spend a lot of time with you or around you. 

Yorkshire Terrier Appearances

The Yorkie is a small dog. The adults are usually no taller than seven inches and weigh around seven pounds. They have a long, silky coat. They come in four color sets: black and tan, black and gold, blue and tan, and blue and gold. You may see slight coat color variations in dogs being sold for the pet trade instead of dogs going into the show circuit. On the show circuit, dogs must meet a certain standard, which means their coloring needs to fit into one of those categories. 

Temperament

While these dogs are generally very loving and devoted to their people, it's important to remember that they are terriers. They were bred to catch rats in the mines of Yorkshire, which means they can be courageous and relatively tenacious. The Yorkie sometimes forgets that it's a small dog and will be totally convinced that they are giant dogs, which can cause them to run into situations with other dogs who could swallow them in one gulp if they wanted. You will need to do some training to remind your Yorkie that they aren't the boss of the house. 

Grooming

The Yorkie is known for its long, silky coat. They don't shed that coat significantly, but will still require daily brushing. With long coats like that, it's easy for mats to form. Mats, once formed, can be challenging to get out, and the more matted the coat gets, the worse it can make your dog feel. Significant mats can pull hair out and cause your dog a lot of pain. If you aren't showing them competitively, you don't have to leave your dog's coat long. You can ask your groomer for a shaved coat, which will leave your dog with a lot less hair that could mat up. That also allows you to go a couple of days in between brushes. 

Yorkies can be the perfect dog for apartment living. They are small, loving, and definitely want to be spoiled. A Yorkie can also be fierce and protective of their family. Make sure you spend time finding more information about these dogs before buying one.