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  • Yorkshire Terriers

    Yorkshire Terrier Facts

    Yorkshire Terriers have consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 most popular dogs in America. In fact, in 2017 the breed was ranked the ninth most popular dog breed in America. It’s no surprise that the popularity of the breed has been high for many years, as followers of the Yorkie are passionate about the small breed with a big personality.

    The Yorkie began its run to the top in Yorkshire, England during the 1700’s where it was a favorite terrier for dispensing justice on would-be textile destroying rats. The Yorkshire terrier was a formidable rat-killer. In fact, rat-killing was even a sporting event during the time, where the Yorkie enjoyed great success. So, what changed? Dog shows.

    Dog shows gained popularity in the 1800’s and with it, many breeds went from working-class heroes to dog show celebrities. The Yorkshire Terrier was one such lucky breed. With aristocratic females increasingly becoming involved in dog shows, the demand for “pretty” lapdogs with lustrous coats and exotic colors increased.

    According to the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, the breed’s origins come from ancestors whose breeds are now extinct; the Otter Terrier, Clydesdale Terrier, and Old English Terrier. The breed was given its official name in 1874 and resembles the modern day Yorkshire Terrier so popular today.

    Yorkshire Terrier Facts

    Yorkshire Terrier Size

    The Yorkie is consistently in the running for the title of smallest dog on Earth and has been recognized as such throughout history. However, this is more of an exception than a rule. AKC breed standards put the Yorkie at a diminutive 7-8 inches in height, weighing 7 pounds. Certainly small enough for a lap or purse. Don’t let their small stature fool you though, they still possess the heart of a lion. Though the Yorkshire Terrier was consistently bred for smaller size, their bold personality as a rat-killer has stood the test of time.

    Yorkshire Terrier Temperament

    Yorkies are the embodiment of the term “big dog in a small dogs body.” They are a high-energy breed with a playful disposition. The Yorkie likes to be king of the castle and as a result, doesn’t always get along with other pets. This is not always the case and with proper socialization and training does not have to be the rule. They tend to be more wary of strangers and do bark more than the average breed. Any bad habits can be trained out of Yorkies but left unchecked, can develop into very annoying traits.

    Yorkshire Terrier Personality

    All dogs have their own personality and when selecting a Yorkshire Terrier puppy, some care should be taken. Avoid any Yorkie that hides or cowers, as the Yorkie is a proud, bold, and energetic small dog. The Yorkie is a territorial dog, but that does not mean the Yorkie puppy should be aggressive or nippy. When selecting a Yorkie puppy look for a pup that is energetic, playful, affectionate, and independent. The inquisitive personality of Yorkies is what makes them so entertaining and enjoyable to have as a pet.

    Do Yorkshire Terriers Shed?

    Despite being one of the hypoallergenic breeds, Yorkies do shed. Their hair more closely resembles human hair than a dogs fur. As with your own hair, grooming is a commitment to carefully consider when deciding if a Yorkie is good for you and your family, Even when the coat is kept short, regular brushing is needed. If a long coat is desired, daily brushing is imperative for a healthy, lustrous, matte-free coat. Brushing will also minimize the “dust balls” you find blowing across the living room.

    Yorkshire Terrier Training

    Every breed requires training from a young age for a better puppy owner dynamic. Yorkies are no different. They are strong-willed and independent, so if training is ignored their bad habits will be magnified. Yorkies do best with positive training methods that focus on rewards instead of discipline. Their independent nature means that patience is important when training. Don’t push your Yorkie beyond their attention span. Simply be consistent and in due time you’ll have a wonderfully trained lapdog that walks well on a leash or even off-leash.

    Yorkshire Terrier Dog

    Do Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of exercise?

    The energy level of the Yorkshire Terrier is above the average dog. However, because of their small size, they do not require a great deal of exercise. Their exercise needs can easily be met in an apartment, making them a great choice for those living in an urban environment. In addition to a game of fetch in the living room, a quick walk around the block is more than enough to meet the Yorkies needs.

    Yorkshire Terriers

    As one of the most popular dog breeds in America, there’s a strong chance that the Yorkshire Terrier will be a good fit for your family and lifestyle. Take our puppy quiz to find out whether the Yorkie is a good fit for you. If you’re looking for Yorkies for sale, check out our available dogs or contact us to find the right breed for your unique lifestyle.

  • Pomeranians


    Pomeranian Facts

    The Pomeranian origin story is as unique as the breed is colorful. Todays Pomeranian breed hardly resembles the working dogs of a few hundred years ago. Ancestors of modern Poms were herding dogs, often weighing close to 50 pounds. The Pomeranians true origin is rooted in the German Spitz breed and category. Though the German Spitz is a specific breed, it is also considered a category of dogs, which include breeds such as the Keeshond and Samoyed.

    So, how did the Pomeranian go from 50 pound herding dog to 5 pound lap dog? Simply put. Breeding. Over the course of only a few hundred years, the size has been bred out of the Pomeranian breed. It’s not well documented why Poms were reduce to 10 times their original size, but the breeds label as a “ladies dog” may have played some role.


    How big do Pomeranians get?

    As noted above, Pomeranian size has changed dramatically over the course of history. Possibly more than any other breed. Now a typical toy breed, the Pomeranians weight should be between 4-7 pounds and stand less than 12 inches at the shoulder. The Pomeranians size is one factor that makes the breed so endearing. Although considered a toy breed, Poms are fragile, whether their demeanor reflects this or not. All toy breeds need to be safeguarded against drops and accidentally being stepped on. Make sure children are sitting when they hold Pomeranians, and it’s best to keep Poms penned in a small area when a careful eye cannot be kept on them.


    Pomeranian Temperament

    Pomeranian Temperament

    Pomeranians began their life as a herding dog, with herding instincts. Pomeranian Temperament, like size, has also evolved over the course of their transformation. Still a breed with spunk and confidence, one of the negative ancestral Pomeranian characteristics of being “nippy” has all but left the breed. The Pomeranian breed has mostly lost the drive to herd, but not the desire for animal and human companionship. What remains is a friendly, loving, and social companion.


    Pomeranian Personality

    Pomeranian Personality

    The Pomeranian personality is no longer defined by their work. Poms are now driven by companionship and attention. They want to be involved, sometimes to a fault. It’s not uncommon to find Pomeranians underfoot, trying to meet the neighbors dog through a hole in the fence, or harassing/encouraging the cat to play their game. The Pomeranian breed bonds with its family members so well that wariness of strangers, and excessive barking at strangers is not uncommon.

    Do Pomeranians shed?

    Do Pomeranians shed?

    Pomeranians coats, when properly cared for, are magnificent to behold. The fluffy double-coat comes in a vast array of colors, from white and black, to red and fawn. The dense undercoat should give way to a long, textured outer coat. As with all double-coat breeds, the Pomeranian will blow its coat twice a year. When it comes to Pomeranian shedding, the blowing of the coat is the crux of Pomeranian grooming.

    Consistent and regular grooming is a must to keep the Poms coat matte free and attractive. Grooming requirements may be considered a downside of the Pomeranian characteristics, as the breed is a heavy shedder and, despite rumors, not hypoallergenic. Pomeranian grooming entails more than daily brushing, although this is highly encouraged from an early age. The breed also needs regular bathing, dental care, and ear cleaning to ensure lifelong health.

    Pomeranian training

    As with every dog breed, a happy Pomeranian and owner relationship starts with training. Pomeranian training is no different than most dogs. Left untrained, Pomeranians will be demanding, yappy, and generally unpleasant. Training should begin as early as possibly in a Pomeranian puppies life. If children are involved, adult supervision is a must. The diminutive Pomeranian size leaves the dog open to injury from strong corrections. So, regardless of who is training, be gentle but firm.

    Another consideration when training a Pomeranian is whether to housebreak or pad train. Either is acceptable and easy to do with patience. Consistency is key when housebreaking or pad training. We recommend housebreaking all breeds, because confusion happens and a puppy pad may be mistaken for a bath mat. No one wants to step out of the shower into that mess.


    Pomeranian Facts

    Pomeranian facts are fascinating. The story of a medium breed evolving to a lapdog over the course of a few centuries has not been seen in any other breed of note. The fun-loving Pomeranian is a great addition to any home and can be a lifelong, loving companion for all members of the family. At National City Puppy, we select our Pomeranians from the best rescue partners in the country. Every puppy is happy and healthy when they come to our store. We are so confident in our rescue partners that we offer a lifetime 10 year guarantee on all of our puppies. Contact us today to learn more about our available Pomeranians.

  • Boston Terrier puppies for adoption

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    Her is what Wikipedia Say’s about this breed.

    The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog originating in the United States. This “American Gentleman” was accepted in 1893 by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting breed.[2] Color and markings are important when distinguishing this breed to the AKC standard. They should be either black, brindle or seal with white markings.[3][4] Bostons are small and compact with a short tail and erect ears. The AKC says they are highly intelligent and very easily trained.[5] They are friendly and can be stubborn at times. The average life span of a Boston is around 11 to 13 years, though some can live well into their teens.[6]
    The American Kennel Club ranked the Boston Terrier as the 23rd most popular pure-breed in the United States in 2012 and 2013.[7]

  • Cavachon puppies for adoption

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    The Cavachon is not a pure breed. Rather, it’s a “designer dog” combination of Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The result is a sweet-tempered, fuzzy ball of fluff that can make a lovely companion for the right person.

  • Cavapoo puppies for adoption

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    Her is what Wikipedia Say’s about this breed.

    The Cavapoo (also known as a Cavoodle) is a crossbreed dog, the offspring of a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.[2] The Cavapoo became especially popular through crossbreeding programs in Australia in the late 1990s.[3] The Cavapoo has since become one of Australia’s most popular breeds.[2] Cavapoos were bred by ACA Breeders kennels to be healthy, outgoing, small dogs with a low to non-shedding coats, who would get along well with children.[3] They are a very popular crossbreed dog in Australia due to their exceptional temperaments, robustness and low-shed. The breed is also increasingly popular in the United Kingdom.

  • Chorkie puppies for adoption

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    The Chorkie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Yorkshire Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for rescue partners to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • Doberman Pinscher puppies for adoption

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    Her is what Wikipedia Say’s about this breed.

    The Doberman Pinscher (German pronunciation: [ˈdoːbɐman ˈpɪnʃɐ]), or Dobermann, or Doberman, is a medium-large breed of domestic dog originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany.[2] The Doberman has a long muzzle and stands on its toes (not the pads) and is not usually heavy-footed. Ideally, they have an even and graceful gait. Traditionally, the ears are cropped and posted, and the tail is docked. However, in some countries, it is illegal to do so. Dobermans have markings on the chest, paws/legs, muzzle, above the eyes, and underneath the tail.

    Doberman Pinschers are well known as intelligent, alert, and tenaciously loyal companions and guard dogs. Personality varies a great deal between each, but if taken care of and appropriately trained they tend to be loving and devoted companions. The Doberman is driven, powerful, and sometimes stubborn. Owning one requires commitment and care, but if trained well, they can be excellent family dogs. With a consistent approach, they can be easy to train and will learn very quickly. As with all dogs, if properly trained, they can be excellent with children.

  • Lhasa Apso puppies for adoption

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    Her is what Wikipedia Say’s about this breed.

    The Lhasa Apso (/ˈlɑːsə ˈæpsoʊ/ LAH-sə AP-soh) is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet.[1] It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, to alert the monks to any intruders who entered. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet, and apso is a word in the Tibetan language meaning “bearded,” so, Lhasa Apso simply means “long-haired Lhasa dog.” There are, however, some who claim that the word “apso” is a form of the Tibetan word “rapso,” meaning “goat-like,” [2] which would make the equivalent translation “wooly Lhasa dog.”

  • Mini Whoodle puppies for adoption

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    Her is what Wikipedia Say’s about this breed.

    The Whoodle is a hybrid, or designer, dog. They can be bred in three sizes: miniature, medium or standard. They can be 12-20 inches in height and weighing between 20 and 45 pounds. The original dogs for this breed are a cross between a pedigree Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier and a pedigree Poodle from the south of France

  • Maltese puppies for adoption

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    Her is what Wikipedia Say’s about this breed.

    The Maltese [malˈteːze], Canis familiaris Maelitacus,[3][4][5] is a small breed of dog in the Toy Group. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area. The breed name and origins are generally understood to derive from the Mediterranean island nation of Malta.[6][7][8][9]

    This ancient breed is known by a variety of names throughout the centuries. Originally called the “Canis Melitaeus” in Latin, it is also known in English as the “ancient dog of Malta,” the “Roman Ladies’ Dog,” the “Maltese Lion Dog,” and “Melita” (the former name of Malta).[10] The origin of the common name “Cokie” is unknown, but is believed to have originated in the mid-1960s on the U.S. East Coast and spread in popular use. This breed has been referred to falsely as the “Bichon,” a name that refers to the family (“small long-haired dog”) and not the breed. The Kennel Club officially settled on the name “Maltese” for the breed in the 19th century.[6]

    The Maltese is thought to have been descended from a Spitz-type dog found among the Swiss Lake Dwellers and was selectively bred to attain its small size. There is also some evidence that the breed originated in Asia and is related to the Tibetan Terrier; however, the exact origin is unknown.[11][12] The dogs probably made their way to Europe through the Middle East with the migration of nomadic tribes. Some writers believe these proto-Maltese were used for rodent control[8][13] before the appearance of the breed gained paramount importance.

    The oldest record of this breed was found on a Greek amphora[14] found in the Etruscan town of Vulci, in which a Maltese-like dog is portrayed along with the word Μελιταιε (Melitaie). Archaeologists date this ancient Athenian product to the decades around 500 BC.[15] References to the dog can also be found in Ancient Greek and Roman literature.[16]
    Aristotle was the first to mention its name Melitaei Catelli, when he compares the dog to a mustelid, around 370 BC.[17][18] The first written document (supported by Stephanus of Byzantium[7][19][20][21]) describing the small Canis Melitaeus was given by the Greek writer Callimachus, around 350 BC.[22] Pliny suggests the dog as having taken its name from the Adriatic island Méléda;[19] however, Strabo, in the early first century AD, identifies the breed as originating from the Mediterranean island of Malta,[9][23] and writes that noble women favored them.[6][20][22][24]

    During the first century, the Roman poet Martial wrote descriptive verses to a small white dog named Issa owned by his friend Publius.[25] It is commonly thought that Issa was a Maltese dog, and various sources link Martial’s friend Publius with the Roman Governor Publius of Malta,[26] though others do not identify him.[27]

    John Caius, physician to Queen Elizabeth I, also claimed that Callimachus was referring to the island of Melita “in the Sicilian strait” (Malta).[20] This claim is often repeated, especially by English writers.[8][28] The dog’s links to Malta are mentioned in the writings of Abbé Jean Quintin d’Autun, Secretary to the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta Philippe Villiers de L’Isle-Adam, in his work Insulae Melitae Descriptio.[29]
    Around the 17th and 18th centuries, some rescue partners decided to “improve” the breed, by making it smaller still. Linnaeus wrote in 1792 that these dogs were about the size of a squirrel.[8][22] The breed nearly disappeared and was crossbred with other small dogs such as Poodles and miniature Spaniels. In the early 19th century, there were as many as nine different breeds of Maltese dog.[8]

    Parti-colour and solid color dogs were accepted in the show ring from 1902 until 1913 in England,[30] and as late as 1950 in Victoria, Australia.[31] However, white Maltese were required to be pure white. Coloured Maltese could be obtained from the south of France