How to Look After Your Miniature Yorkshire Terriers

Miniature Yorkshire terriers, commonly known as Yorkies, are small, energetic dogs, They have long, shiny fur that needs to be brushed frequently, and trimmed on a regular basis. Their temperament is generally loving and gentle, but they can be stubborn. Taking care of a Yorkie requires patience and a lot of energy, but is rather easy once their basic needs are met.

Brush your dog every dog to keep its fur from matting and tangling.

Trim the hair on its ears when needed, making sure to keep it very short.

Bathe your dog once a month using baby shampoo.

Clip your dog's nails when needed. Once the nails start to make clicking noises on the floor when your dog walks, it's time to trim them.

Feed your Yorkie one cup of food at a time, making sure that the dish is refilled once it becomes empty.

Make sure that there is plenty of fresh water in its dish, refilling it as needed.

Walk your Yorkie at least once a day.

Make sure that your dog has plenty of toys for playing.

Things You'll Need

  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • Nail clippers
  • Dog toys
  • Leash
  • Baby shampoo
  • Dog food
  • Food and water dishes
  • Water
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Amanda Hevener has been a freelance writer and photographer since 2006. She is a member of the Akron Press Club. Her writing has appeared on SeededBuzz,, Baseball Fandom and Deep Left Field. She reviews restaurants for AltOhio and other websites. She has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from Ashland University.