Hello, and welcome
to Mystic Moon Yorkies home on the web. We are located in
Northwest Indiana, right on the tip of Lake Michigan. We live on
5 acres with plenty of room for the yorkies run and play, and chase
those terrible ground squirrels that keep popping up all over the
place. Besides our yorkies, we have 3 cats that are either
strays that were found, or from the animal shelter. Yorkies and
cats can co-exist in the same house, and they can even get along
Yorkies in my
Yorkshire Terrier has become a very popular pet today, they are just
the right size for apartment dwellers, and great in homes because they
can get plenty of exercise in the house. They can be trained to
use dog litter boxes, or trained to use pee pads.
Yorkies became part of our lives
in 1998, when we got our first 2 yorkie pets. They are the ones
that got us thinking about showing, and then we got Misty, who was
definitely a nice specimen of Yorkshire Terrier standard. With
her we entered into the world of showing yorkies, along with having
them as pets. We have become addicted to them, and not only show
them but also occasionally breed, and raise them. They have
definitely changed our life in the most enjoyable way.
Yorkies make wonderful pets,
but, they are not for everyone. They are loyal,
lovable, cute, cuddly, and their antics will keep you laughing.
Although they are a toy dog, they are in all aspects true terriers, and they are very
curious, intelligent, and brave. Yorkshire Terriers were bred
to hunt vermin, and they will see any rodent as something they should
hunt and kill. They are quick, agile, tenacious and stubborn,
and they will dart out an open door before you can stop them. They are
very active, and always ready to do something or go somewhere.
They also seem to love a challenge. Many pets have learned to
climb over the highest gates that people put in the home to keep them
confined in one room.
They high maintenance dogs if
you want to keep their hair long and flowing. Many pet owners
have their pets groomed into a schnauzer cut, or a puppy cut so that
the grooming time is next to nothing. Also, they are not very
good pets for households with small children. Small children
tend to be rough with pets, even though they don't mean to, so a small
dog is in danger of being hurt, or even killed, unintentionally.
I hope that this site will help
people learn about Yorkshire Terriers. About owning them, their
health problems and their history. I hear many people complain
about problems with their puppies health, most of the time it is
because they have been taken away from their birth home too young.
People will tell you that they got their puppy when it was 6 or 7
weeks old. My pups are still with mom at that age and they are
still being socialized. Yorkies, or any toy dog, should not be sold before
they are at least 12 weeks, and if it is a tiny yorkie, maybe longer.
Yorkies are not my whole life,