Friday, May 25, 2007

Yorkshire Terrier Temperment

I think,though a toy breed, the Yorkie still

retains much of its terrier ancestry in terms of personality.

Individual dogs sometimes differ, but they are

generally intelligent, independent and gutsy.

Yorkshire Terriers are quick to determine where

they fit in a household's "pack."Their behavior towards

outsiders will vary - they often will be inclined to bark

at strangers, but some Yorkies are outgoing and friendly

towards new people while others are withdrawn and aloof.

The differences in behavior in this regard are largely

based on how the owner trains or conditions (and socializes)

the Yorkie.A few individual Yorkshire Terriers

may be timid or nervous, rather than bold, but the

vast majority do seem to meet the breed standard for

a confident, vigorous and self-important personality.