Ozzy, formerly "Diesel" rules our world. We absolutely love him and are really happy about our experience with NorCal breeders. Great temperament, amazing personality, so loveable -- all the qualities you want in a dog.
We all know that children really love dogs. If you have
children you are probably wondering if it is ok for your family to adopt one of
the most loved breed: Yorkshire terrier. And you’ve certainly heard about the myth that this
breed is not recommended for families with small kids. Well, we’ll show you
that this is only a myth and if you really love this breed you should go for it,
even if you have small children. Below you can find our arguments for getting a Yorkie
and enjoying his playfulness:
1. Yorkie is a great companionship
Even if a Yorkie is not very friendly with some types of
persons, including children that don’t treat them appropriately, you should
know that if you grow him around children it can become a very good companion
for a child. It can help your children to easily go through the ups and downs.
Dogs are a great source of comfort for kids and they relieve stress and help
A very well-known health psychologist Dr. June McNicholas
of the University of Warwick studied more than 300 children between three and
14 years old in order to evaluate the benefits they had as pet owners. 85% of
them considered their pets as friends. Furthermore, the studies revealed that
children that owned pets registered better performance at school as they were
2. Activity and playfulness
Even if they are known as apartment dogs, they need their
dose of exercise every day - a good play sessions in the apartment or a walk
around the house. So, your kids will enjoy plenty of play time with the pup.
3. Learning responsibility
A pet represents an excellent opportunity for you
children to assume responsibility. They will learn to take care of Yorkie and
will also learn how to empathize with him. And this comes along with an
increase of self-esteem level of your children. In other words, it is a great
opportunity for your children to develop.
4. Keep the good health
The studies have found that babies raised around pets
develop their immunity and they get sick less often in the first year of life.
That’s happening because they are exposed to pet’s microbes and their immune
system develops. They are also less exposed to allergies.
5. Keep the good mood
Well, you certainly noticed that dogs keep the smile on
your face even when you’re upset or exhausted. And, surprisingly, the mechanism
works the same way for your children, too. The interaction between humans and
dogs increases the level of serotonin, the happiness hormone and dopamine which
builds the positive feelings.
6. Increase the Emotional Intelligence
Studies also revealed that kids with pets have an
increased emotional intelligence – EQ which is linked to early academic
success. Furthermore, compared to IQ, EQ can be improved over time with
practice. And, guess what: dogs are really helpful in this respect.
Do you still have any reticence
regarding Yorkies? His long silky coat and his allure makes him one of the most
glamorous dog. It is very easy to travel with him, so you can take it with you
wherever you go. Yorkies are very affectionate towards their people so your
children will be very happy with a Yorkie.
Give your children the chance to raise with a Yorkie and
pay attention to the way you instruct them both to enrich their lives with
positive interactions. They don’t like to spend time alone, so the company of
your children would be perfect for him. But, watch out, you should never let
children and dog alone, no matter what breed he belongs to. You should
teach your children to respect them and to act gently when they interact with a
Yorkie. Of course you should also teach Yorkie to be obedient in order to keep
him under control. He has to know which limits he is not allowed to exceed, so
you have to pay attention to not spoil him. If you trained him well, you’ll
have a friendly, well-rounded dog and happy children.