Do Yorkies Make Good Family Pets?


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Yorkies are good for families with older kids and teenagers but not for younger kids with a lot of energy. Yorkies, or Yorkshire terriers, are also not good with active and hyper dogs.

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Do Yorkies Make Good Family Pets?
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Yorkies can be nippy and aggressive with some younger kids and other dogs. On the other hand, Yorkies are a good dog for families with cats that aren’t high strung. A Yorkie is a small dog, reaching about 8 to 9 inches in height and usually weighing between 4 and 7 pounds. The typical lifespan of a Yorkie is 12 to 16 years. The biggest drawback to a Yorkie is that the coat is high maintenance and needs to be cut often.

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