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Great stuff for Yorkshire Terriers

Updated on October 11, 2014
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Hope Saidel is co-owner of Golly Gear, a bricks-and-mortar and online shop featuring fun, affordable and practical small dog products

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!

Comfort Harness

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.

Learn more about Yorkies!

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      lbmiranda 4 years ago

      @GollyGearHope: Thanks so much for your advice and for taking time w us. I'll be following your lens!!!

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      Hope 4 years ago from Skokie, Illinois

      @lbmiranda: What a lucky girl - she has you and your family now.

      The best way we've found to establish a relationship with a dog is to hand-feed her. Have your husband or son (one at a time, we don't want to overwhelm her) sit on the floor with the food bowl (in a quiet place, with no one else around) and feed her one piece of food at a time. It will take patience, and time, to overcome the early trauma she may have suffered. They should talk to her calmly, but not expect to touch her at first. Over time she'll learn to trust them and look forward to their time together. It worked for me - I couldn't get near my sister's Brussels Griffon. I started hand-feeding him his dinner, and within about a week I could ask him to sit, or lie down, or spin. Gradually I was able to pet him and now we're buddies!

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      lbmiranda 4 years ago

      We rescued a five year old yorkie about six months ago. She was a breeder surrender and has obviously been abused by men. She adores me and my daughter however my husband and son not so much. Any ideas on how I can get her to trust them?? She is absolutely adorbable and they just want to love her up!!

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      lisabutterfield 4 years ago

      We're on our 4th yorkie in the past 23 yrs.

      He's a beautiful little black &white w/tan parti boy named Spectacular Life of the Parti, Spec for short.

      He is preceded by Abee-Normal (Abee)-black & tan rescue, Valentino Prisoner of Love (Tino)-blue & tan rescue,and Sir Corkey of the Yorkies (Corkey)-black & tan.

      Awesome big dog personality in a little body :)

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      ReesMarketing 4 years ago

      I have two Yorkies one named Lizzy after the queen and the other Phil after prince Phillip.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have Yorkie around 14 weeks old ,her name is Sophie . She is realy playfull and cute, she think she is bigger than me and is realy funny around her,but she never stop :d... I don't have even minet relax she eat everythink... belive me enythink and i have to wach her all the time . But I love my little Sophie and i will die if somethink happen to her

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      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      We're on our second yorkie in the family and they seem to be harder to potty train. She does fine during the day, but if she drinks anything after 5pm she'll accident at night. I still think she's worth all the trouble! So in-charge and cute. Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a 9 week old Yorkie puppy, she is just adorable, everyone kept telling me how hard they were to house train and train in general, but I didn;t listen I went ahead and got her. Well within a week we have proved them wrong. we have formed a routine and house training is going very well. to the point where we have had only one or two little accidents. all that is needed is a lot of love and patients and she is certainly giving me the love and I the patience. We went to a puppy party at my vets recently, there were a mixture of other puppies ranging from big Labradors to my little girl. Who was first out to play waiting for the other puppies to play showing a lot of attitude, yes you've guesses my little baby. would'nt swap her for the world.

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      Adrijan 6 years ago

      our yorkie is a great,smart and funny dog

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Your lens is very informative and has lots of great ideas and tips. My yorkie is a great dog and I wouldn't choose any other.

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      Mary 7 years ago from Midwest

      Thank you for your lens. Im right up there with you as a lover of the Yorkshire Terriers.

      Nothing like them. I have two lenses on the yorkie.

      When you get time check them out and let me know what cha think.

      purebredyorkies4life and myyorkieskeptmesane.

      Do you breed them or other breds?


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      carlajo73 7 years ago

      Mine is about six years old and had a very rough life before he came to us. He is the best little guy ever!! I am lensrolling to my Yorkie page. Stop by and read his story!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have a 2 year old yorkie and they are the best natured dogs!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Our Yorkie (Spanky) is a little over 9 years old... and is over-sized (about 25 lbs.), but the vet says he's definitely a Yorkie. He has the characteristics you read about and a face that is as cute as can be. In fact, his picture on products from CafePress has been sold to people all over the country. You can take a look, if you like... go to

      When he was about six months old, my wife was playing with him and tossed a little Elmo doll and a tennis ball. He picked up the ball, looked at the doll then put the ball back on the floor to pick up the doll... he then started back to her with the doll in his mouth and kicking the ball along in front of him... They truly can figure things out... we were very impressed. He still does things like that today.