Yorkshire Terrier Breed Responsibly
Breed To Improve
Breeding should only be done for the advancement of the Yorkie
breed. If you are thinking about breeding your Yorkie, consult
your breeder for advice. Consider all the consequences-and
expenses-of breeding a litter before you do so.
Neuter Your Yorkie
We encourage pet owners to spay or neuter their Yorkies as a
responsible means to prevent accidental breeding resulting in
Bitches in Heat
If your female Yorkie goes into heat, or season, make sure to
keep her properly secured. Males can sense a female in heat up
to five miles away. An accessible bitch in heat can lead to
Set a Good
As a Yorkie owner, you are responsible not only for your own
puppy's well being, but for the status of dogs everywhere. One
irresponsible dog owner in town can make life difficult for dog
owners all over. Owning a friendly, clean, well-mannered dog
reflects positively on the species.
Not everyone will love your dog as much as you do. Keep your
Yorkie on your property. Don't force your puppy's company on a
neighbor who isn't comfortable with dogs.
Always carry a plastic "baggy" or two with you when you walk
your Yorkie to pick up any waste it leaves behind, then dispose
of the waste properly. Failure to clean up after your dog is
disrespectful to your neighbors.
Of course you should let your dog know when you're proud of him,
but let others know it too. You can find out of
restaurants and places that are dog friendly such as Las Olas in