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Let me introduce you to Rosie my Yorkshire Terrier
Member Name: rosiesmum
Date: 09/04/01, updated on 09/04/01 (1048 review reads)
Advantages: Great companions
Rosie is my Yorkshire Terrier and a very important member of our family. (Hence the user name)
She is only tiny weighing in at five pounds so she is classed as a ‘Toy’ variety.
We bought her eight years ago, well the kids were getting older and I was getting broody, so hubby thought a Yorkie would be the next best thing. He was right, she has brought us so much pleasure and she is a clever little tyke. She is not just a pet she is my companion, and follows me about the house all day long.
Rosie and I understand each other, she seems to know when I am feeling low and jumps on my knee for a cuddle. She also knows when I am busy or deep in thought about something she then just lays in front of the fire quietly and keeps a low profile.
One fault with Rosie well my hubby thinks it’s a fault but I think it is quite funny. She always growls and barks at him when he gives me a kiss before he goes to work, she has even got it off to a fine art and starts revving up when he says ‘Right I’m off now’. Bless her she is an intelligent little thing.
She does love the sound of her own voice especially when there is somebody at the front door, but that is not a bad thing, she is a good guard dog but I think if we were to have burglars she would run upstairs and hide in her bed.
I have read a lot about Yorkshire Terriers and would like to share my knowledge of this delightful breed with you. I just hope that I don’t get too boring, as you can gather by now I am a big Yorkie fan.
The Yorkshire Terrier was originally bred to work in the Yorkshire cotton mills and coal mines keeping the rats at bay, they are very agile and quick little dogs so they were very good at doing this job.
Later on they became popular with the ladies and were in great demand especially with the wealthy.
The life span of these gritty little dogs is between twelve and fifteen years.
>The Yorkshire Terriers coat does not shed so it is an ideal pet for any household, but a longhaired Yorkie has to be brushed at least once a day. If you are not showing your Yorkie it is a lot better to keep their hair shorter, the dogs prefer it as well.
These dogs have a good temperament, they are intelligent, confident and lively, and are known for their affection.
Yorkies sizes vary a great deal, under four pounds are classed as ‘Teacup’ ‘Toy’ are from five to eight pounds, and standard about ten pounds.
I have seen a photo of a Yorkie in America weighing just ten ounces, that is small, I would be frightened in case I trod on it wouldn’t you?
Yorkies are born black in colour with tan on the eyebrows, chest and feet. They are fully-grown within two years.
The coat when fully grown is dark steel blue from the back of the head to the root of their tail; the face chest and feet are tan.
The coats are glossy and fine. (They say that the glossy coats were enhanced from their days in the cotton mills when workers had oils on their hands and frequently bent down to stroke the dogs, but I don’t know how true that is.)
Yorkshire Terriers are compact in size, sweet in nature and cheerful in character.
They make smashing pets; I would be lost without my Rosie.