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Signs a Yorkshire Terrier is in Heat

    Breed 101    August 9, 2014

Yorkshire Terrier to Breed

It is important to know when a Yorkshire terrier is ready to breed, especially if you are thinking of breeding it. The Yorkie is a small breed and is usually around seven inches tall. They were initially bred to catch rodents in mine shafts. The dog usually comes in heat in six month cycles and the first one is seen when the dog is six to 18 months old. For small breeds such as the Yorkshire terrier, the first heat comes sooner.






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Yorkshire Terrier Pregnancy Symptoms

    Breed 101    August 1, 2014

yorkie health during prenancy

A Yorkshire terrier that is going to be bred must first pass the breed standards and free of congenital defects, such as cardiomyopathy, luxation, and hypothyroidism. This will prevent the mother from passing ad genes that could contaminate the breed’s gene pool. It could also result to unhealthy puppies.






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