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We would like to introduce our new little boy...or should I say my daughter's little boy. He is a 2yr old 2.8lb yorkie who we met at the recent fun match. His name is Alastor and is a doll. His owner had to go into a nursing home and decided that since he and my daughter hit it off at the show our home is where he should be. He loves our dogs like crazy (I think he has OCD or something because his tongue is ALWAYS going) and they are great with him as well so far. Mostly they ignore him like they do the cats. Our shar pei acts like we adopted him just for her. She follows him around and sleeps next to him. We have never had such a tiny dog so Im nervous about not steping on him or shutting the door on him or sitting on him and am worried about how skinny he is. His old owner said yorkies are just scrawny. He is AKC registered and not fixed yet. He is gold and black which I think is a fault as they are supposed to turn blue I think. My daughter has been wanting a small maltese but is quite happy with Alastor. She thinks he needs a wardrobe, sigh. Tiny dogs don't REALLY need clothes do they? Anyway, this is new for us so advice is appreciated.

Ps. photos will come tomorrow
 

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Holy cow that is tiny!!!!! Yorkies, like Maltese don't have an undercoat, so yes they can get cold, no matter how long their hair is. Whether or not they need clothes depends on how often they're exposed to the cold, how cold it is and if they even like wearing clothes. Bailey loves it, but I think it's awful when people force it on a dog. I live in an old drafty house and he even needs a t-shirt indoors sometimes. (Insulation is next on the mile long list of things this money pit needs, lol.)
 

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AWE! Congratulations on your new baby!! I LOVE YORKIES!! They are my second favorite after Standard Poodles... We've owned 2 in the past, but they were never quite that small, one was about 6 lbs and the other 4ish... boths girls... they are loveable and so smart and funny!! They did have voices though, that's for sure... a leaf couldn't blow by the window without them both letting us know!! :doh: I miss ours like crazy and I think someday, a Yorkie will most likely find it's way into our lives again!!
I'm SO happy for you!! Enjoy your new wee one.. and YES start shopping for clothes!! FUN! :dance:
 

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I always thought clothes were a requirement........kidding! Congrats and I would love to see pictures!
 

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Yeah, where are the pictures?

I thought it was mandatory for Yorkies to have a plastic barrette shaped like a bow to keep the hair out of their eyes. Pink being optional. :)
 

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here they are

Ok, I get the point :) Here are photos.

Isn't he a beauty? I know NOTHING about yorkies but I think he's stunning. The girl in the photo is my 11yr old daughter holding Alastor at the fun match with one of the ribons he won with his old owner. The ones of him outside were given to us by his old owner of Alastor at 6 months or so. I thought yorkies were supposed to be blue as adults but like I said I am really uneducated.
 

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He loves our dogs like crazy (I think he has OCD or something because his tongue is ALWAYS going)...
I thought you were talking about the owner for a second there. LOL

Congrats! Glad he's going to a great home, but really sorry to hear that the poor man has to give up his baby though. That has to be tough. :(
 

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What a cutie!!! I know several yorkies and they are wonderful pets. They don't seem to relize how small they are. Your daughter looks like she's in love. Congrats:)
 

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.........and your daughter is adorable too. Love dark hair and eyes ;)

My daughter is 19 so she lightens the hair now.......like me:)
 

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He is very cute. I know nothing about Yorkies, except that my childhood neighbors had one named Puff, he was very cute, but my neighbors didn't train him at all.
 

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The majority of dogs I see in the city are Yorkies, followed by shih tzus. In NJ, where I live, pit bulls are the most common breed.
 

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Not all Yorkies turn blue. Some are the black and gold. My cousin had a tiny little girl that looked A LOT like your little guy! She was also black and gold. Soooo cute :)

My Shorkie has lots of clothes. I knit his sweaters whenever we need to change it up some. He wears them all winter and on chilly summer days. I also thought clothes were mandatory LOL
 

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You all joke about clothes being mandatory, but Perry and TQ have REALLY extensive wardrobes! lol

Yeah, I know, I'm a loser. But admittedly, my dogs love to dress up, it's something special. They get super excited when they see a hoodie out (on a chilly day) and ready to be put on. Perry gets so excited he tries to stick his head through ANY hole... ie arm holes. That doesn't work..

Anyway, he is so cute! I've only known a few yorkies in my life, and for the most part they were awesome!

(There was ONE though... let's just say Great Granny got a lot more visitors once Gigi was gone! Horrible as that sounds!)
 

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Congratulations! He is adorable!:)
I have Malteses and one daughter has a Yorkie that weighs 4 pounds.
It has been quite cold here this winter but none of the little ones have really needed a coat so far. If it is too cold the run outside and do their business and come right back in and when when it is warmer 5-15F, they just want to play outside!! LOL
 
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