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The Yorkshire Terrier's coat will generally grow to the ground and needs to be brushed for an hour every second day to keep it free of tangles. The hair on the head needs to be tied up to keep it out of the eyes.
If an owner wants less work then the coat can be kept trimmed short. This way, 20 minutes brushing twice a week should be sufficient.
As Yorkshire Terriers are generally robust little dogs, they will happily go for a long walk with their owner. If the backyard is of sufficient size, then adequate exercise can be gained running round in the backyard without the necessity of being taken for a walk in the street.
COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS
Yorkshire Terriers generally live happily with other breeds of dog as long as the dog is of similar size. A large dog could easily injure a Yorkshire Terrier unintentionally while playing roughly
The Yorkshire Terrier is suitable for people of all ages, with or without children but it is best that children are over 5 years of age. This is because a young child could easily injure a Yorkshire Terrier. The most important issue when considering owning a, Yorkshire Terrier is whether you have adequate time to look after and socialise a dog. Like most dogs, it is not good for a Yorkshire Terrier's temperament to be left alone for long periods of time. If everyone in the household is away from 9am to 5pm then it is best to get 2 dogs so that they have company.
Now you know a little about the Yorkshire Terrier and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs as listed on the website. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.
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