Never Ignore a Yorkie
If you want a dog that will snooze in front of the fire while you go about your household activities, don't choose a Yorkie. This dog will be right there with you, constantly underfoot, whether you're making dinner, doing laundry, or weeding the flowerbeds. Yorkies truly want to be part of every facet of your life.
If you are a busy person with little time to spare, a Yorkshire terrier may demand too much of you. These dogs want your attention, and if you won't give it to them voluntarily, they'll force you to pay attention by misbehaving. You might be better off choosing a more independent breed if you have a busy lifestyle. On the other hand, if you crave companionship, the Yorkshire terrier could be your ideal dog. They'll play, cuddle, and exercise with you as much as you could want.
Often, a Yorkie goes to a “pet home” because she has exceeded the breed standard weight of seven pounds. While weight is a concern for show dogs, it doesn't matter so much if your dog is just a pet. As long as the individual is healthy and not overweight for her height, exceeding seven pounds is fine. In fact, larger Yorkies tend to be sturdier than the very petite specimens.
Though the Yorkie is still decidedly terrier in attitude, Yorkies are more playful than the bigger terriers. Their small size allows them to receive their daily exercise even in the confines of an apartment, making them adaptable to almost any indoor living conditions. They are not suitable for outdoor living, however, both because they demand to be where their family is and because they have no thick undercoat to keep them warm in cold weather.