Yorkie-Poos are absolutely adorable. How could they not be? They combine characteristics of the Yorkshire terrier and the toy poodle, both of which are super cute in their own right. This means they also combine the average lifespans of those two breeds, which results in a life expectancy that is longer than most dogs. Keep reading to learn how long the average … [Read more...] about Yorkie Poodle Lifespan (+Helping Your Yorkie Poo Live Longer)
We all want our Yorkies to live forever. But that's not going to happen. Eventually, your pup's beautiful life has to come to an end. But what is the average life expectancy of a Yorkie? How long can you expect to have your adorable little pup in your life? Keep reading to learn the average lifespan of a Yorkie, why it is longer than most breeds, and some of the … [Read more...] about Life Expectancy Of A Yorkie (And Why It’s So Long)
Yorkshire terriers love to eat. That makes them no different from any other dog. But they are much smaller than most dogs. That means they also have tiny stomachs. Those stomachs fill up quickly. It is important not to feed your Yorkie too much food at once. That means multiple smaller meals per day. But how much food should a Yorkie eat per day? It depends … [Read more...] about How Much Food Should A Yorkie Eat Per Day?
Yorkies have tons of energy. Naturally, they need to burn that energy off. This is not only good for their health, but also staves off boredom, which can lead to destructive behavior. You need to make sure your Yorkshire terrier gets enough exercise to be healthy, but also not too much. So how much exercise does a Yorkie need? Keep reading to find out. We'll also … [Read more...] about How Much Exercise Does A Yorkie Need? (Plus What Types)
Purebred Yorkies are obviously better. Right? Not so fast. The reason breeders mix breeds is to create dogs with the advantages of both breeds and fewer, or none, of the disadvantages. The problem is that this doesn't always work. There are a lot of variable that go into mixing breeds. You could end up with a dog that has all the best qualities of a purebred Yorkie, but … [Read more...] about Purebred Yorkie Vs Mixed Breed (Differences And Which To Get)
Yorkshires terriers are a hearty breed. They don't get sick nearly as often as some other breeds. But they are at higher risk of certain inherited, congenital or acquired defects. Most are fixable if they are detected early and some are completely preventable. The key is knowing how to protect your pup, and learning how to recognize the signs of the most common yorkie … [Read more...] about Yorkie Health Problems (Common Medical Issues You Need To Know)
Yorkshire Terries are tiny dogs. As such, they have small bladders. But they also drink smaller amounts of water than larger breeds. The end result is that Yorkies can hold their bladders for around the same amount of time as other dogs. But how long exactly depends on a number of factors. We'll give you a formula below to get a rough estimate, but you'll want to … [Read more...] about How Long Can A Yorkie Hold Its Bladder?
Few things are as scary as watching your Yorkie throwing up. You can see he or she is suffering and want to help them feel better. And in many cases, you can. Most instances of Yorkies vomiting are not serious and are something you can remedy yourself at home. But sometimes it is something serious that requires immediate medical attention. How do you know the … [Read more...] about Yorkie Throwing Up (Vomiting Causes, Treatments & Vital Info)
Constipation in Yorkies is fairly common and rarely something to worry about. Most cases of dog constipation are easy to treat and soon go away on their own. But there are also some cases where you need to involve a vet. The key is knowing the difference. Keep reading to learn which symptoms might indicate a more serious condition, meaning that a visit to the vet is … [Read more...] about My Yorkie Is Constipated: What Can I Do?
Those cute little perky ears are one of Yorkies' most endearing features. But not all Yorkshire Terriers have erect ears. In fact, when they are young, no Yorkies do. They all begin with floppy ears. And some have floppy ears their whole lives. The vast majority start out floppy-eared, but develop the upright, perky ears as they age. Keep reading to learn when the average … [Read more...] about When Do Yorkies’ Ears Stand Up? (+How To Help Them Along)