Why are female Yorkies more expensive?

In this article, we will explain why are female Yorkies more expensive than males. We will talk about the reasoning behind the prices of Yorkshire Terriers, about their origins, characteristics and character. Finally, we will help you identify a purebred Yorkie.

Why are female Yorkies more expensive?

Female Yorkies are more expensive because there is a myth that female Yorkshire dogs are much more educated than males. They are believed to have a calmer demeanour and a better disposition to socialize with people. 

Regardless of the personal reasons we have to choose the gender of our dog, it is important to accept that the possible differences between the two do not reach at any time the importance of training and the temperament of each dog. A good education will make our Yorkshire an excellent pet.

The spectrum of behaviours that we can teach a Yorkshire will be intrinsically related to the behaviour that he normally displays. An energetic dog, regardless of gender, is more likely to develop quirky behaviours. 

For example: rolling on the ground or digging in the backyard. On the other hand, a calmer dog can quickly learn behaviours such as sitting or lying down in a corner of the house. This does not mean that we cannot work on any conduct in our Yorkshire regardless of its character. 

One point that we must train will be their behaviour with other animals and young children. Due to its size and temperament, it can suffer mishaps when dealing with both groups. 

Yorkshire, though playful and sociable, can focus their energy on responding with aggression and dominance. Especially if they feel threatened, and that is regardless of gender. 

Why are Yorkies so expensive?

A good dog is always expensive, not just Yorkies. One of the most important things that people tend to forget is that a Yorkie is purebred. This is the biggest factor influencing the price of Yorkshire Terriers.

Many underground breeders often overcharge for puppies that may not be purebred, which can cause a multitude of problems in the long run, and no one likes to be fooled.

Yorkie puppies with an aristocratic pedigree that are the offspring of champions of the American Kennel Club (AKC) in the US are at the top of the scale when it comes to high prices. 

Yorkshire Terrier: origins

Yorkshire, England: Its history begins in the second half of the 19th century. During the industrial revolution, in the old British county, where miners worked all day and often in poor hygiene conditions. One of the main problems consisted of the presence of mice, which were too many at that time.

Only a few decades after its origin it became a companion dog ( its main job was hunting): it is currently one of the most popular breeds on the planet.

Today it is a very beloved dog worldwide. Many specialized breeders are found in Venezuela, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Central America and in the United States. One of its main characteristics is its long and beautiful coat, “separated” by a division that goes from the snout to the tip of the tail.

Yorkshire Terrier: characteristics

How much does a Yorkshire Terrier weigh? 3 kg maximum! A real little dog. The eyes, on the other hand, are dark and bright, they manage to express all their essence. The ears are straight and can be seen well, because they are in an area where it does not have much hair, unlike the tail where the hair is more abundant (which has a darker blue colour than the rest of the body).

As for the coat, it is long and silky throughout the body: generally on the head, it is long and reddish-gold. The hair of this breed is dark blue on top, while underneath, especially on the legs and belly, it can be golden in colour. However, the two colours do not mix. It has no undercoat – for this reason, the Yorkshire Terrier is the ideal dog for allergy sufferers.

Yorkshire Terrier: character

It is one of the most appreciated companions and apartment dogs, especially among the elderly and families. He likes to snuggle continuously, always enjoying the company of his owner, perhaps curled up on a sofa. Although the Yorkshire Terrier is not the four-legged that loves long walks, it is very active and likes to play at home.

It is not difficult to train: it is not a stubborn breed, but it knows how to make itself respected, especially with strangers. He is never aggressive with his family, but he is aggressive with unknown people, just out of fear, not because he wants to attack.

Is it a dog that gets along with cats? Absolutely yes!

The average lifespan of a Yorkshire Terrier ranges from 12 to 15 years: in short, they live long, and for this reason, those who buy a puppy of this breed, must be very convinced. Also because it is a dog that requires attention, care and of course a lot of pampering. If he doesn’t get the attention he needs, he could also develop behaviour disorders, such as barking too much or continually digging in the dirt.

Are Yorkies high maintenance? 

We cannot say that Yorkies are necessarily high maintenance dogs comparing it to the Hungarian Puli, the Siberian Husky, Beagle or Bulldog dog breeds, for example. However, you should know that Yorkshire terriers need high maintenance when we speak about their grooming.

The most outstanding characteristic of the Yorkshire terrier is its long, fine and straight hair. The hair colour is steel blue on the body and tail, while the rest is brown. Although the shedding rate of Yorkshire terriers is low, their coat needs regular care to keep it in good condition and looking good. 

The good news is that your Yorkie sheds very little to no hair. However, their long, silky coat needs a lot of brushing. To prevent his hair from getting tangled and matted, his coat should be brushed 4 or 5 times a week with a stiff bristle brush and regularly taken to a professional for a haircut. Your Yorkie’s eyes and ears should also be cleaned regularly to avoid infection, and their teeth need to be brushed daily to avoid dental problems.

This breed is also sensitive to cold and has a tendency to catch colds, so it is necessary to protect them from bad weather. If they go outside in freezing temperatures, they can be put on a dog coat.

How to know if a Yorkshire terrier is purebred?

The first thing to keep in mind to confirm the purity of a Yorkshire terrier puppy is to obtain a record of its pedigree with the breeder. Typically reputable breeders offer information on the purity of their puppies’ bloodline. Reliable proof of this is usually registration with kennel clubs and official associations.

Another alternative to differentiate if a Yorkshire terrier is pure or not is to examine its physical characteristics. Based on the breed standard, these are some of the key traits to look out for:

Colour. The coat of pure Yorkshire terriers is black and tan at birth. As the dog matures, its colour usually changes to steely blue and tan. This should not be a silvery blue or mixed with fawn, tan or black hairs.

Head. It should be small and flat at the top, with a short muzzle and a black nose.

Ears. Erect ears in a perfect V shape, not far apart, are also a sign of purity.

Eyes. Medium in size, not very prominent. They are dark and bright in colour, with a sharp and intelligent expression. Likewise, the edges of the eyes are noticeably dark.

Weight. A true Yorkie should weigh between 5 and 7 pounds as an adult. A specimen that weighs more than 7 pounds is no longer considered pure.

Body. Well proportioned and very compact.

Legs and paws. They have straight legs and round-shaped legs. Nails are always black.

Final thoughts

In this article, we explained why are female Yorkies more expensive than males. We talked about the reasoning behind the prices of Yorkshire Terriers, about their origins, characteristics and character. Ultimately, we helped you identify a purebred Yorkie.

Female Yorkies are more expensive because there is a myth that female Yorkshire dogs are much more educated than males. They are believed to have a calmer demeanour and a better disposition to socialize with people. 

However, we find that the differences between female and male Yorkies are mostly myths. You have to know that the differences between dogs are defined by their breed, not by their sex or size. Even so, each dog has a different temperament and its behaviour depends a lot on the environment and the way it was raised.

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FAQ on Why are female Yorkies more expensive?

Why do Yorkies cost so much?

Yorkies cost a lot because they are considered a royal breed. Yorkie puppies with an aristocratic pedigree that are the offspring of champions of the American Kennel Club (AKC) in the US are at the top of the scale when it comes to high prices. 

What is the average price of a Yorkie?

The average price of a Yorkie is round $1200 – $1500 for a typical companion Yorkie. However, prices are negotiable most of the time.

Are Yorkies expensive to take care of?

Yorkies are not more expensive to take care off than most of the dogs. Food for a Yorkie may cost you around $300/year. But you should add to the bill veterinarian care, toys, tickets (if you want to travel with your dog).

Are Yorkies good pets to have?

Yorkies are considered good pets to have and they are very popular dogs. They are great family pets, are hypoallergenic and believed to be very sociable and affectionate.

Why are Yorkies so bad?

Some consider Yorkies bad as pets because, being a small breed, it is prone to develop small size dogs behaviour issues. Owners need to be aware of this and train their dog. They can still bite and do a lot of damage. 

References

Yorkieadvice.com

Petsworld.in

Animalwised.com

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