The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as a Yorkie, is an adorable pup that will be a great companion dog. If you’re thinking about bringing home this dog breed, there are a few things to know about having a Yorkie puppy.
A brief overview of the Yorkie
Yorkies are considered toy breeds because they are such tiny pups. In fact, they won’t grow to be any more than seven pounds and are typically about four to six pounds. They can come in different sizes, though, so there is a chance you might come across a Yorkie that’s as big as 15 pounds. But, on the other hand, there is such a thing as a Teacup Yorkie that’s no bigger than two to four pounds.
This doggo typically had a long, straight, silky coat. They have human-like hair, so, luckily, they are a hypoallergenic breed. However, daily grooming is required to keep the knots and tangles at bay due to their silky coat.
Additionally, Yorkies also have high energy levels. Daily exercise is needed, and they love to have play sessions with their favorite humans. They love to listen to themselves talk, though, and will bark a lot. They’ll alert you to any sounds they don’t recognize and may also get loud if left home alone for too long. This pooch is prone to separation anxiety.
They’re also wary of strangers and will need plenty of early socialization and training. Yorkies have a high prey drive and will go after smaller animals, despite them being small themselves. This beloved pooch is stubborn, but they are affectionate and will enjoy being around their family and going on adventures with them.
Where to find Yorkie puppies
So, do you think a Yorkie puppy will be right for you and your family? If so, there are a few different places you can find this adorable doggie. First, you can start by looking at a breed-specific rescue for Yorkies or call up your local animal shelter. Then, you can ask if they have Yorkie puppies available for adoption.
Adopting through a rescue or a shelter is the best option so that you can give a homeless puppy a new, forever home. However, if there are no Yorkies available or your heart set on getting a puppy, you can look into breeders.
Research various reputable breeders and talk to a few of them before deciding which one to work with. A good breeder will be willing to meet with you in person and allow you to visit the puppies. They’ll socialize the puppies and won’t let them leave their mother until at least eight weeks of age. In addition, they’ll be able to answer any questions you have about the puppies, including health records, health history, and their family tree.
How much does a Yorkie Puppy cost?
Yorkies have an average litter of one to four puppies. It’s a popular breed, so that it may be high in demand. You can expect to get a Yorkie puppy for around $1,200 to $1,500. If you go through a rescue or breeder, the cost may be less.
How to prepare for your Yorkie puppy
There are a few things to put into place when preparing to bring home a new puppy. First, find a veterinarian who is accepting new clients. They’ll also be able to help you figure out what you need before bringing home a puppy. They’ll suggest dog food and other certain brands for you to use with your pup.
Then, you can go to your local pet store and buy all the supplies you need. For example, you’ll need a dog bed, crate, a harness, leash, collar, plenty of dog toys, grooming supplies, cleaning supplies for potty training accidents, and so much more.
You’ll also want to buy plenty of tools to puppy-proof your house, such as baby gates. This will ensure you can keep a better eye on your pooch while they get used to their new environment.
Bringing home your new puppy
When you go out to bring your new puppy home, make sure you have the day off from work, and you have a few days off after that. This will make it so you and your doggo can get to know each other for the next couple of days. In addition, you can help your new furry friend get used to the house and their new forever home.
Putting your puppy in one small room first to let them get used to any new smells is a good idea. You don’t want your Yorkie to get overstimulated right away. It’s always a good idea to start slowly. Also, you can begin training right away. As a puppy, every moment is a learning moment.
Should you get a Yorkie puppy?
If you can meet the grooming and exercise needs of a Yorkie, then this pup might be a good idea. This pooch is loveable and will make a great family dog, as long as they’re early socialized and trained.
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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She’s a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, playing video games, or organizing something.