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8 Problems Only a Yorkie Owner Would Understand

Written by: Arlene Divina
Arlene Divina, one of the content writers at IHD, loves going on adventures with her adorable fur baby. She now creates informative content for pet parents. Read more
| Published on June 6, 2023

Owning a Yorkshire Terrier, or a Yorkie, as they’re affectionately called, is an exercise in hilarity, surprises, and unconditional love. Despite their small stature, they have massive personalities and bring with them a unique set of “problems” that only fellow Yorkie owners can truly comprehend. So, if you find yourself continually outsmarted by a dog the size of a loaf of bread, this one’s for you.

1. Small Dog, Big Attitude

Don’t let their pint-sized bodies fool you; Yorkies have the confidence and sass of a dog ten times their size. They are ready to take on the world (or the mailman) at a moment’s notice. After all, who needs size when you’ve got sheer audacity, right? As a Yorkie owner, you will regularly find yourself marveling at their feisty fearlessness while simultaneously trying to convince them they’re not, in fact, a Rottweiler.

2. The Hair Affair

Ah, the Yorkie coat – so silky, so beautiful, and so…high maintenance. Owning a Yorkie is akin to living with a miniature, four-legged supermodel. Their luxurious tresses require regular brushing, detangling, and styling (yes, styling) to keep them looking their best. Be prepared for hair bows, special shampoos, and a bathroom that looks more like a doggy salon.

3. The Yorkie Yap

Yorkies are famous for their sharp, high-pitched barks, which they use generously. They’ll yap at the doorbell, at passing cars, at birds, at leaves… you get the idea. You may find yourself developing the superpower of hearing beyond the high-frequency range, all thanks to your loquacious little friend.

4. The Nap Trap

Yorkies love a good lap cuddle. They’ll curl up on your lap and look up at you with those adoring eyes, effectively making you a prisoner in your own chair. Need to grab the remote, or worse, use the restroom? Too bad. The Yorkie has settled, and you are now at the mercy of their nap schedule.

5. The Yorkie Shadow

Yorkies have a habit of following their humans everywhere, turning themselves into adorable, furry shadows. They’ll track your every move, from the kitchen to the bathroom, the living room to the bedroom, proving that not all shadows are scary – some are just super clingy.

6. The Perpetual Chill

Yorkies may have a big-dog attitude, but their small bodies don’t hold up well against the cold. As a Yorkie owner, you’ll find yourself investing in an impressive collection of doggy sweaters, booties, and possibly even a snuggly heated bed. Who knew you could envy your dog’s winter wardrobe?

7. The Food Finesse

For such small creatures, Yorkies can be surprisingly picky eaters. They won’t just settle for any old kibble – oh no, they expect gourmet-level meals. Get ready to find yourself mixing, matching, and fine-tuning your dog’s diet more meticulously than your own.

8. The Tiny Toy Takeover

A Yorkie may be small, but their toy collection is anything but. Their love for toys knows no bounds, and your living room will likely resemble a miniature toy store. Stuffed animals, squeaky toys, chew toys – you’ll find them strewn across every conceivable surface.

Despite their quirks, owning a Yorkie is an absolute delight. They may be tiny, but they bring a massive amount of love and laughter into your life. The biggest ‘problem’ of all? The fact that these tiny dogs have an uncanny ability to completely steal your heart.

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