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Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Tracy Barr , Peter F. Veling
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Book Description

So you want to adopt or are thinking about adopting a Yorkshire Terrier.  The 6th most popular dog in the U.S., Yorkies are energetic, playful, and loving companions—and they’re cute as a button!  But it’s wise to know enough about the breed to determine whether or not a Yorkie is the right dog for you. This fun, friendly guide helps you decide if a Yorkie suits your lifestyle and gives you expert advice on keeping your dog healthy and content.

Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies is for you if you’re thinking about getting a puppy or adult Yorkie and want to know the best way to take care of this perky little pet.  This guide gives you the straight facts on everything you need to know about the health and well being of your Yorkie, featuring expert guidance in:

  • Finding the right Yorkie for you
  • Preparing your home for the new arrival
  • Managing nutrition and health
  • Exercising and entertaining your Yorkie
  • Handling behavioral problems

From feeding and training to socializing, you’ll see how to meet a Yorkshire Terrier’s special needs and develop a long and positive relationship with your dog.  You’ll discover the most important questions to ask a breeder and how to select the perfect Yorkie, as well as choose the right supplies.  Then, you’ll see how to acclimate a Yorkie to your home and your family, housetrain him, and set up a daily routine that works for both of you.  You’ll also find savvy tips on:

  • Making it through the first night with your Yorkie
  • Finding a veterinarian
  • Teaching the most important commands
  • Grooming your Yorkie’s gorgeous long coat
  • Spotting symptoms of common health problems in Yorkies
  • Breeding or showing your Yorkie

Complete with an immunization schedule, a guide to puppy-proofing your home, a list of online resources, and an 8-page full-color insert, Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies is the fun and easy way® to keep your little Yorkie happy and healthy!



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From the Back Cover

Packed with step-by-step grooming tips from head to tail

See how to meet your Yorkie’s special needs

Yorkshire Terriers are energetic, playful, and loving companions. This fun, friendly guide helps you decide if a Yorkie suits your lifestyle and gives you expert advice on keeping your dog healthy and content. You’ll get helpful information on the breed standard, feeding, training, visits to the vet, and much more.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Find the right Yorkie for you
  • Prepare your home for the new arrival
  • Manage nutrition and health
  • Exercise and entertain your Yorkie
  • Handle behavioral problems

About the Author

Tracy Barr has been part of the Dummies phenomenon for over a decade. In that time, she has served as editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant to folks who write and edit For Dummies books. Most recently, she coauthored Adoption For Dummies and wrote Cast Iron Cooking For Dummies. A dog lover and owner her whole life, she is especially fond of the littlest terriers.

Peter F. Veling, DVM, a 1981 graduate of the Purdue University Veterinary School, owns Caring Hands Pet Hospital in Indianapolis. He is married to Jane Veling and has three children, Rob, Drew, and Caitlin. They share a home with a variety of four-footed family members including dogs Ruby and Jade, and cats Mungo, Tiger, Nellie, and Bob.


Product Details

  • File Size: 6494 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (March 8, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SIT4A2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Yorkie Help April 12, 2006
By Shelly
Format:Paperback
I was considering getting a Yorkie for awhile so I bought this book to better inform myself. It is so full of information and it is written so that anyone can understand it (Dummies!?) It definitley helped me make the decision to get my precious Yorkie. So much of the info in this book was the same stuff that the breeder told me. So many things it tells you to expect are exactly what happened. For example, it tells you what to do before you bring home your puppy. Like getting it a blanket and a cuddle toy. My Yorkie looks for his blanket and his stuffed elephant everytime he is ready to lay down! It continues to be a big help with training. I recommend it for sure!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dummy No More! July 24, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was a God send. I'd highly suggest buying it and reading it from cover to cover before bringing your little Yorkie home. The book is an easy read and because of the format, you can skip to what's important to you and read the rest at a later time. We bought our little puppy from the breeder when he was a mere 6 weeks unlike the standard 12 weeks, which I was actually a little nervous about. However, the book was right on the money with instructions on what to expect when picking him up from the breeder to his very first night in his new home. We just recently took the little guy to his first appointment with the vet. That too is covered in the book! The vet was impressed with how much I knew about the breed and puppies in general. I have this book to thank for that. I really would have been lost without it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great advice for a novice! August 21, 2006
By H Rooke
Format:Paperback
This book was helpful because I have always owned large dogs. There are a lot of differences with the size of dog you buy. I liked her housing breaking tricks and have found the book very easy to read.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good info with a snob point of view February 14, 2008
Format:Paperback
This book got a lot of great reviews and I tend to like the "Dummies" books. It did follow the traditional format the Dummy books are known for and it was informative and helpful. However, the lack of two stars are for what seemed to be the lean towards AKC snobbery. Come on, a pet Yorkie should never be bred because she isn't show quality? We are getting our Yorkie because we want her to be loved and a member of our family; but this book seemed to written for those who have an allegiance to the AKC and only own Yorkies for strutting in shows. By the way, there are other organizations to register a Yorkie with than the AKC!!
May I recommend the Animal Planet Yorkshire Terriers book instead?.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a 'dummie' anymore March 21, 2007
Format:Paperback
I love yorkies. I have never owned one but someday I desire to.

I bought this book because I tried to be as informed as possible before heading into something.

This book shows key tips for yorkie owning.

There are some suprising ones in there - such as the fact they prefer to sleep in smaller cages at night versus roaming free around the house. Also the house breaking tips were very informative.

A must read for anyone desiring the company of the yorkshire terrior (though a lot of information in here could go universially for any dog - such as spraying the nose with dilluted vinegar water when they bark versus yelling at them for barking).

Worth the money. Worth the stars! * * * * *
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yorkshire Terriers for Dummies March 23, 2007
By Fergie
Format:Paperback
I have owned Yorkies for 16 years. After purchasing new puppies, I decided to get this book and it has been very informative. It is full of information for anyone who has never owned or is thinking of purchasing a Yorkie. I would recommend reading it BEFORE you buy. It also provides tips on training and caring for older dogs as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK April 12, 2009
Format:Paperback
VERY GOOD BOOK FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN YORKIES, SIMPLY WRITTEN, VERY EASY TO FOLLOW, WELL ORGANIZED.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yorkies for Dummies April 22, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Solid book, but nothing I really didn't find on the internet. I guess you can either buy this book or just search online for a good hour or two on dogs and yorkies.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good reference
Published 1 day ago by linda forton
5.0 out of 5 stars great read!
This book gave lots of great information and fun facts! Definitely a good book if your serious about a yorkie!
Published 1 month ago by Carolyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for breed dummies
this is my first experience with a Yorkie. She's adorable and a gem. but everyone should read this BEFORE getting one of these cuties. Read more
Published 1 month ago by RB
5.0 out of 5 stars new guide for yorkie dummies(lol)
really liked thsi book it showed me how to actually find the quick on the nail for the Yorkies to trim them better.
Published 1 month ago by leslie sweazea
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for first time puppy owners.
I have read and enjoyed a few "For Dummies" books in the past and this one has the same easy to read quality. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sonja
5.0 out of 5 stars yorkshire book
This is a very good and well-written book.
We are enjoying our Yorkie, and the book is a welcome addition
to our home library. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pat Mace
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and fun!
Not only did I learn from this book all the things I should and shouldn't have done I enjoyed the humor. As a Yorkie fan and owner I could tell the author truly knows the breed. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Arminda Denn
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book!!
I brought this book a little while before we got our Yorkie puppy. This book has a lot of good information in it regarding Yorkshire Terriers. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Betty Borman
5.0 out of 5 stars great information
this is all the yorkie books i have skimmed through all in one! great advice on all aspects of getting a yorkie for the first time
Published 4 months ago by Krystal Lancaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Great informative read
I bought this ahead of buying my first Yorkie. The book is very informative and has been a real life saver during these first few weeks with my precious little Yorkie.
Published 4 months ago by Geraldine Little
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More About the Author

Tracy L. Barr has authored or coauthored several books, including Adoption For Dummies, Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies, and Latin For Dummies.

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