Understanding the temperament and character of Yorkies requires a lot of patience. This is because the pooch’s behavior often depends on the company and the surrounding.
In the presence of strangers, Yorkies tend to be feisty and domineering. They will bark at everyone and anything that comes by. But the moment you’ve bonded with this little canine friend, you can be sure they will welcome you home every day with kisses.
The biggest difference between Yorkies and most dog breeds is the fact that they demand lots of attention.
If for one moment it looks like you are ignoring them for other pets in the house, or even your smaller kids, the pup will get snappy and aggressive in some cases. So, it may be a good idea to keep cats, and other dogs, away from your cute little terrier until you’ve trained that aggressive personality out of them.
The Yorkie’s aggressive personality is largely caused by its small size.
Size matters a lot in the animal kingdom. When your pooch sees animals or people significantly larger than it, it will naturally feel threatened. As a result, Yorkies get into full self-defense mode, which often involves constant barking, general aggression, and hostility. This is known as the “small dog syndrome”.
For their small size, Yorkies are indeed courageous. This is especially the case for Teacup Yorkies. They possess above-average canine intelligence too, making it easier to train them in the long run. Yorkies are also very energetic. They always want to jump up and down and since they are small, they don’t need too much space to play around.