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Getting a New Puppy? 6 Reasons Why You Should Get a Yorkie

Updated: Jul 20, 2021

So, as Julie Andrews said in "The Sound of Music" when teaching the Von Trapp children how to sing, "Let's start from the very beginning..."

The first question many people ask themselves once they have decided to bring a new dog home is: "What type of dog is right for me?" I believe this is a great question to ask as it is so important to do your research on the various characteristics and traits of the different dog breeds you are interested in to make sure you find the perfect fit for both your family and the dog.

Why I Decided to Bring Home a Baby Yorkie

Almost four years ago, I began this exact research. I had been mourning Sophie, my Maltese, who I lost to heart disease, for a significant period of time, and I felt that bringing home a new puppy to love would help me with my grief. I knew I could not bring another Maltese home at that time because I did not want to compare my new puppy with Sophie, so I went to Google to research other toy dog breeds that were known for being excellent companions, good travelers, and hypoallergenic (i.e., no shedding).

After intensely researching many dog breeds, I determined that a Yorkshire Terrier was the right fit for me.

A Yorkshire Puppy
Meet Baby Bailey!

Why I Believe Yorkies Make Such Great Pets

Yorkies are Devoted Companions

My husband often jokes with me that I "imprinted" on Bailey too hard when she was a puppy because Bailey is completely devoted to me. There is no question in our household that Bailey and I are "together". She is never more than a few feet from me (and often in my lap). She follows me around as I move around the house and backyard and snuggles me at night. She is always by my side.

A pet owner with her yorkie puppy
Pure love between a dog mom and her yorkie

Yorkies are Small

Yorkies generally range from 3 -10 lbs, making them great travel companions. Bailey is on the larger side at just over 9 lbs, but is still very easy for me to carry in a