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Old 01-12-2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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I met one of the yorkies on my list this past weekend. It didn't turn out as I expected though. I met the woman with the yorkie in the parking lot and the dog growled and wiggled when I held her. The owner said that when new people come over she always does this but then warms up and wants to be petted. But she did NOT do that with me, she did let me hold her but would look me in the eye and growl so I would turn my head for fear she might try to nip me even though the owner said she would NOT bite me. I don't know if it was because she was in an unfamiliar place plus it was very cold & windy that day - in the 30's. The yorkie is very attached to her skin family. The woman asked me to come over to her house to "try" again. I'm afraid if I did buy her & brought her home with me she would never come around. I'm afraid she would growl at me in my house too and try to run and hide. I don't know, I'm just weary of this one now. Has anyone had a yorkie like this and with patience the yorkie came around?
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how old is the dog? Is there a reason you met her in a parking lot?
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Hi, I was wondering how old is this dog you are talking about? The older the dog the harder the adjustment would be; but usually any animal will adjust to their new enviroment with a little patience. Dogs can tell if you like them and correspond to your love

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She just turned one in December. I met her in the hospital parking lot because my 5 yr old son is a cancer patient and he was running a nasty fever last week - so he had to be admitted for a few days to see what was going on in his body. I could have met her at her house then but it just wasn't possible right then so the woman offered to come to hospital parking lot and there was also someone else coming to look at her too and I didn't want to take a chance of not seeing her IF she was the one. (I hope that made sense)

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We'll yorkies can be territorial even with their owners. Its not you. Are you interested in the dog. The dog is only one, with some good training and socializing you can fix this if you are interested.
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I wouldn't get a dog who behaved that way at one year old. At least, not unless I was willing and able to put a lot of re-training effort into him/her. And it isn't just the time and effort, it's knowing what to do!

I am so sorry to hear your son is ill. If I had a child fighting cancer, I might choose a dog that would be less challenging since I would already have my hands full! Also, a dog that is already afraid of people wouldn't be ideal for small children while being "retrained" -- retraining often only goes so far. Some dogs have early experiences that are never completely forgotten.
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I wouldn't get a dog who behaved that way at one year old. At least, not unless I was willing and able to put a lot of re-training effort into him/her. And it isn't just the time and effort, it's knowing what to do!

I am so sorry to hear your son is ill. If I had a child fighting cancer, I might choose a dog that would be less challenging since I would already have my hands full! Also, a dog that is already afraid of people wouldn't be ideal for small children while being "retrained" -- retraining often only goes so far. Some dogs have early experiences that are never completely forgotten.
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I wouldn't get a dog who behaved that way at one year old. At least, not unless I was willing and able to put a lot of re-training effort into him/her. And it isn't just the time and effort, it's knowing what to do!

I am so sorry to hear your son is ill. If I had a child fighting cancer, I might choose a dog that would be less challenging since I would already have my hands full! Also, a dog that is already afraid of people wouldn't be ideal for small children while being "retrained" -- retraining often only goes so far. Some dogs have early experiences that are never completely forgotten.

That is my fear, "a lot of re-training effort". My son has a 2 yr chemotherapy treatment/radaition plan and I am so happy to say we only have ONE month left!!!!!! I do have 4 children all together and according to the owner she said the yorkie is wonderful & loves her 3 yr old son and 6 yr old daughter. The yorkie has never been mistreated and they have had her since birth (they owned the mother) she is just very attached to her current family but they are "down-sizing" their fur kids and she is one of their three that they chose to put up for adoption.
Here is her first email she sent me, she made her sound perfect

"She just turned one in Dec and she is already trained meaning house broken and potty trained. She will potty on the potty pads and go outside when she needs to, she will go to the door and let you know but if you will be gone if you leave a potty pad down she will use that. She knows a couple of tricks already. She looks exactly like a yorkie and will not shed. She has had all of her shots all up to one yrs old. She also gets treated for tick & flea and on heart guard. She is very small and will not get any bigger. Last she weighed 5lbs. She is very well with kids. Now she will bark at a stranger when they first come into the home because its her home but once they let her smell there hands and they pet her she will want to be petted more. She is very calm and loves to sit in your lap and be petted, and when you stop petting her she will paw at you to tell you not to stop. She does a lot of her own little cute things since she was a puppy. We really would love for her to go to a good home. The reason we are selling her is cause we have been traveling a lot and this coming summer we will be traveling and we have 3 pets and keeping them in the pet hotels get a little expensive, so we are trying to sell just 2 of our dogs and only keep one to make it easier. I have had her since she was born, the mom died after a week of having a c-section to have them. She gave birth to 4 pups and we sold 2 and kept 2 from the liter. I bottle fed them and was going to vet checks. The mom was a min pin and the dad was a yorkie. Mom was only 7lbs and dad was 4 lbs.
If you have any questions tat all or would like to come and see her please let me know. My home number is"
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If it just doesn't feel right - keep looking, there will be a perfect little one out there for you & your family.

Wishing the best for you & your son. He must be a very brave to be going through this long treatment. I glad it's almost over & he will be better.
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In your situation, I think getting a yorkie, or any other dog, would be tro ublesome for you and the dog would be a burden, unfair to the dog. Parking lot and the reality surrounding the introduction would be unfavorable to the outcome. Dogs can read the emotional state of a stranger and act accordingly. Watch Cezar Milan????!!!best of luck, Sabina
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Awww. Sorry this didn't turn out for you. I have re-homed an adult dog and it was very hard on me and her. BUT, after a couple weeks she made the adjustment and now is quite happy in her new home.

If you are still interested in this dog, I'd suggest you visit, maybe even a couple times to see if her attitude changes. Best of luck.
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[F Sans MS]We'll yorkies can be territorial even with their owners. Its not you. Are you interested in the dog. The dog is only one, with some good training and socializing you can fix this if you are interested. [/FONT]
At that age, I think they go through a face. trixie is very nice most of the time, but when someone trys to hold her other than me or my daughter, she growls. I doubt she would ever bite.
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My older, male yorkie is quite territorial over me, if he feels like someone is trying to pull him away from me and he doesn't want to move he will snap. But I have taken him to a lot of different places with me and he has never acted that way just from a stranger approaching wanting to pet him.
If you are really interested in the dog, you can always try going to her home to see the behavior in the home. That would also give you a chance to see the types of personalities that are in the house with the dog.
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She looks exactly like a yorkie and will not shed. [/QUOTE]



She LOOKS like a yorkie? It sounds like she isn't a yorkie. If you are looking for a yorkie, it sounds like this dog is not the one for you.
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She LOOKS like a yorkie? It sounds like she isn't a yorkie. If you are looking for a yorkie, it sounds like this dog is not the one for you. [/QUOTE]

I was wondering what she meant by that too at first but then at the end she says "mom was a min pin and dad is a Yorkie" so this pup is not full Yorkie. Not that this matters if you truly want the dog but I would wonder about the personality of this dog being added to your family with 4 kids. Good luck with your decision and sending best wishes to your son with his cancer treatments!
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