Yorkies are healthier when fed hard-textured, dry dog foods that contain a good amount of protein from meat sources such as fish, chicken, lamb or turkey. Yorkies also thrive on carbohydrate-rich foods such as brown rice and sweet potatoes. Vegetables and fruits are also healthy food choices.Continue Reading
The diminutive size of yorkies requires feeding them smaller portions of food during meals, and owners should give them dry kibble that is designed for small dogs. Some owners may include fish oils with food to keep their dog's coat shiny. Yorkies tend to have sensitive stomachs, so feeding them food containing fillers such as corn or soy could cause stomach upset. On average, adult yorkies eat around 150 to 200 calories per day of high-quality kibble, and puppies around 400 calories per day. Yorkies eat three to four portioned meals a day due to their small stomachs.
Overfeeding yorkies should be avoided to prevent the onset of debilitating hip and joint problems, which they are prone to experience. Yorkies maintain better weight and health when given low-calorie snacks made from natural foods such as cooked vegetables. Canned pumpkin and tiny portions of cheese also make good snacks. Any changes to a yorkie's diet must be made gradually over a period of weeks to avoid stomach discomfort.Learn more about Dogs
Yorkshire terriers reach 6 to 7 inches high and weigh approximately 7 pounds, according to Dog Breed Info Center. Teacup Yorkshire terriers can be under 4 pounds.Full Answer >
Find adoptable Yorkies by checking AdoptAPet.com, UnitedYorkieRescue.org and the websites of similar rescue organizations dedicated to taking in homeless, abandoned, neglected or abused Yorkies. Local animal shelters may also have adoptable Yorkies in their care.Full Answer >
The most common weight for a Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, is 10 pounds. The overall acceptable weight range for a Yorkie is between 6 and 20 pounds.Full Answer >
To adopt a Yorkie cheaply, contact a non-profit Yorkie rescue, such as Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue, Inc., Save a Yorkie Rescue or Rescue Me Yorkie Rescue. As of 2015, Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue charges a minimal fee of $150 plus a mandatory microchipping fee. Fees at Rescue Me Yorkie Rescue range from $50 to $750.Full Answer >