What about those Yorkies

United States
July 25, 2009 6:27pm CST
I have feel in love with a breed of dog. It is the famous Yorkies. I have a friend who has a little boy. He weighs about 4 pounds.(2yrs old) I then met another lady that has a boy yorkie that weighs about 6 pounds.(3 yrs old) I want to own one but I want the one that will get no larger than the 4 pounds. I need to know if Mylotters can help me out. What should I look for to make sure that I can get the one that I want? Im real confused now. I need your help.
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@AmbiePam (43416)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I'm not really familiar with Yorkies. I have a 2 yeard old male named Sherlock, and he is 3/4 Chihuahua and 1/4 Corgi. I guess looking for a dog that is no bigger than four pounds, you'd want a Yorkie that is 2 years old or older. Two years is when dogs are officially called "adults." Although with every dog I've had, they all pretty much quit growing after they turned one. I know Yorkies are good apartment dogs, as they only have a need for moderate exercise. And like a Chihuahua, small homes are better for them than they would be for larger dogs. And by larger dogs, I don't mean a German Shepherd. I'm just talking about a rat terrier or something! : )
• United States
26 Aug 09
I never knew that dogs are condsidered full grown when they reach 2 years old. I always thought it was 1 year. I appreciate that information. I guess this probably means that a female should be at least 2 before she is breed. I do have a small home and even if I move it is only me and my hubby so it will be a small home also. I hope that I can find one. They are so cute and loveable. I appreciate this information. Have a good day.
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@AmbiePam (43416)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I thought they were adults at the age of one myself. Until I got on the Purina and then the Pedigree dog food websites. They said to change your dog to adult dog food at the age of 2, because that is when they are officially adults. So I'm going on that info, although a vet would know for sure.
• United States
26 Aug 09
I kinda sounds about right. Whenever I can get my baby I will research that a little deeper or just ask the vet at that time. Im waiting for my husband to get a more permante job. He called out today but we think it is only for two weeks. Thanks for your input about the dogs age thing.