Species group: Toy Group dogs
Other name(s): Yorkie
The Yorkshire Terrier, like any terrier, was originally developed to pursue and hunt down vermin like rats. During the Victorian era, this tough customer was transformed into a high fashion pet with a ton of personality. Now officially a toy breed-- and one of America's top ten most popular purebred dogs-- a well-trained, well-bred Yorkie can steal your heart. The Yorkshire Terrier Club of America (YTCA) sums them up with the phrase,"big dogs in little bodies." They may have some attitude, but they can be trained to make an easy-going, easy-to-carry pet for the owner who can offer loving guidance. They can be a bit yappy toward strangers, but this quality can also make them a good watchdog.
All Yorkies weigh less than seven pounds. If you're seeking an ethical breeder of purebred Yorkies, be aware that the YTCA states that reputable breeders don't breed "rare" colors nor do they advertise "miniature" or "teacup" sizes.
Appearance / health:
The Yorkie has a very long, fine and silky coat that parts along the spine and falls straight down on each side. The head is delicate, refined and flat; muzzle is of medium length; the teeth are regular and the nose small and black. Eyes are dark, luminous and animated, with dark rims; ears are triangular in shape, small and erect, with dark hair. The tail is docked to half of its original length, carried level with the back; limbs are straight, feet round, and nails black.
Yorkies require near constant grooming in order to prevent matting of their fine, silky hair. The hair on top of the head is quite profuse and is usually gathered and tied into a topknot. They are an extremely light shedder and are very frequently tolerated by individuals with allergies to dogs.
The Yorkshire Terrier is an active small dog requiring a daily walk if, for no other reason, to provide an outlet for any dog’s natural inclination (primal instinct) to walk. Otherwise, a good playtime, running through the apartment or house, will suffice for exercise for this busy little breed.
The “teacup” Yorkie which is being heavily advertised by unethical breeders is not a legitimate variation of the Yorkshire Terrier breed, and is exceptionally prone to severe physical, neurological, mental, and behavioral problems. These tiny dogs most often have far shorter live-spans than the normal sized Yorkie. Buying one of these “teacup” Yorkies is quite often nothing more than buying yourself a lot of veterinary expense and heartache. Know your breeder.
Behavior / temperament:
The Yorkshire Terrier is one breed wherein the key word is “socialization.” Take care not to pamper this little breed as doing so most often results in a neurotic, aloof, demanding and nippy little dog. Early and frequent socialization during puppyhood will reward you with a happy little Yorkie that is pleasant upon meeting other people and animals. The emotionally balanced Yorkie can be described as a confident, spirited, affectionate, vivacious, brave and intelligent little dog. Though often viewed as a companion to pamper, don’t forget that the Yorkie is a terrier and has many terrier characteristics, including stubbornness, willfulness and an independent streak. Yorkies make excellent little watch dogs, alerting their owner to anything out of the ordinary.
The Yorkshire Terrier is rated high in learning and problem solving, but low in obedience. They are extremely intelligent and learn easily; however, failure to show them that you are the boss and/or spoiling them will result in a small tyrant training you.
Yorkies do enjoy barking and can become nuisance barkers if not properly trained when very young when it is and is not appropriate to bark.
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My Little Teddy Bear
This dog is my pride and joy. He is the sweetest thing to ever come into my life. He's so calm and cuddly and looks like a real life teddy bear. He rarely ever barks at strangers and is always so happy to meet new people. He loves walks and is so eager to go on them. His hair is a bit on the curly side and can get a little crazy... so I have to take him to get a nice grooming, but other than that he is the most low maintenance dog imaginable. I absolutely love Yorkies now... such a great breed and truly has changed my life for the better. He's my best friend. :).
From yorkiemommy12 Oct 31 2018 6:14PM
Good for combatting certain types of bacteria
Cefazolin is a 1st generation Cephalosporin. While it does well against many gram positive bacteria (typically those with an uncovered, thick outer wall around the cell), it is very ineffective against gram negative bacteria (those with a thin wall that is protected by an extra membrane). While it does not cover everything, Cefazolin is easier on the body than many other antibiotics. For this reason, it is often used as a preoperative prophylaxis, given in IV fluids prior to surgery. Though its usefulness starts to diminish when dealing with "evolutionarily younger" bacteria, which are usually either gram negative or are developing resistances to certain classes of antibiotics, it remains a regularly used staple in the vet med world. It is commonly used for pneumonia, sepsis, certain bladder and urinary tract infections, or in conjunction with antibiotics that target gram negative bacteria to achieve as broad of a spectrum of treatment as possible in an unidentified infection..
From S Dean - Trainer and Former Vet Tech 34 days ago
Clicker train your dog to go on command!
The best uses for clicker training, when you are house training, are teaching your dog to do his business on command, and teaching him to alert you that he needs to go outside.
To teach a dog to eliminate on command, it's as simple as clicking when they begin to squat and rewarding them (calmly and quietly; dogs don't really like to be startled in the middle of doing that). When you get to where you can tell they are about to squat, you add the cue by saying "Potty" or "Bathroom" or whatever word you want to use right before they squat, then clicking and rewarding when they do it.
To teach a dog to alert you to his needs, you can hang a bell on the door. Click whenever he touches it and let him outside (in this case, the reward is opening the door).
Clicker training is great for so many things, including house training!.
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