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Great stuff for Yorkshire Terriers
Are you crazy about Yorkshire Terriers?
From the Canadian Kennel Club's standard for the Yorkie: "The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the most glamorous and popular of the toy breeds. It was originally bred in Yorkshire, England for the not-so-glamorous job of keeping down the rats in the coal pits and cotton mills. It was also used by the miners as a sporting terrier in rat-killing contests. If this seems a far cry from the dainty, profusely coated dog of today's show ring, it should be remembered that this all took place in the mid-19th century, when the Yorkie was bred to do the work of a terrier and when it weighed in the area of 15 lb. The breed made a big hit with the ladies and soon was in great demand as a pet."
And Yorkies remain phenomenally popular - for good reason. They're smart, they're funny, they're creative, and they're full of the dickens!
All that energy and intelligence - and that beautiful coat - require some special consideration and particular products. Here at Golly Gear we're always on the prowl for the best stuff for Yorkies!
You look mahvelous, dahling!
For all those times when a pup just wants to look pretty, how about an Ultrasuede Hair Bow? Just the touch of elegance to finish any look!
A new take on the classic vest harness, the Comfort Harness features a v-neck that helps protect your Yorkie from choking. Available in three sizes and seven colors.
Staying close with the Pooch Pack!
Haven't you always said you'd love to carry your little dog in your pocket? Isn't she happiest when you're holding her? It's not exactly a pocket, but the Pooch Pack by Daba Doo lets you hold your dog in front, legs out, with maximum comfort for both of you! An inner clip for your dog's collar ensures you have complete control. The Pooch Pack even has mesh side panels and front band for ventilation.
A perfect fit for every pup!
The Plaid Step-in Harness s adjusts for a custom fit for every dog! Unlike most regular step-in harnesses, the Plaid Step-in does not have a strap going down the dog's shoulder which may restrict movement. This harness's front and rear straps separate right at the dog's shoulder blades, minimizing the chance of chafing or rubbing. If your Yorkie is longer or shorter than the norm, the Plaid Step-in Harness will adjust for the perfect fit.
Rolled Microfiber Step-in Harness
We've found that rolled-material styles are better for dogs with soft fur - much less likely to cause matting. The Rolled Microfiber Step-in Harness is a great example - easy to use, sliders give a perfect fit every time, soft and comfortable for the dog. Available in four colors (Black, Pink, Green, and Purple) and three sizes.
Choke Free Shoulder Collar
Yorkshire Terriers are a generally healthy breed. One of the main health concerns for Yorkies, like many other toy breeds, is "collapsing trachea" which can occur when too much stress is put on the dog's neck. Most veterinarians now recommend harnesses, rather than collars, for most small dogs, for this very reason.
One of the best harnesses we've found to avoid the issue altogether is the Choke-Free Shoulder Collar Harness. It circles the dog around the shoulders, never even contacting the neck/throat at all.
Toy Temptations Treats
Most dog treats are too much for most Yorkies - too big, too hard, too much. Toy Temptations treats are just right - inch-long bone-shaped treats that are easy to break into even small pieces, without disintegrating into crumbs.
Toy Temptations are available in a variety of flavors, most wheat-, corn-, and soy-free. All ingredients are sourced in the United States and Toy Temptations are made in America. You can be confident giving your Yorkie a treat she'll love, that's safe for her to eat, and won't pack pounds onto your tiny pooch.
Yorkshire Terrier Resources
- The Yorkshire Terrier Club of America
Yorkshire Terrier Club of America
- The Yorkshire Terrier Club of America- Rescue Information
"Unconditionally dedicated to Yorkies"
- YorkieTalk.com - Yorkshire Terrier Community
YorkieTalk is a free Yorkshire Terrier discussion forum with helpful information for your Yorkie!
- Yorky Club Magazine - United by passion for Yorkies.
People united by their passion for Yorkshire Terriers.