04-19-2011, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Inga
Now that is a breed I am truly nervous about. I have been snapped at so many times by Yorkies and my dog was literally attacked at a dog show by a Yorkie that happened to walk by. My dog was sleeping when it happened so it wasn't threatened or anything. It was crazy. That said, I am certain there are friendly well socialized ones out there as well. I do think they are cute but I am a big dog person too. :)
My Yorkie story: A neighbor has one and it is obnoxious. It never stops barking. One day I had my dogs in the back of the truck (my truck has a camper shell, back gate was closed) and this Yorkie sat there barking his head off at my dogs. Doc decided he had had enough and he jumped through the slider (a big no-no) and then jumped out of the driver's window. The window was only halfway down and it's a long drop from a Tundra's window to the ground. Doc ran up to the dog, put his jaws around the dog and pinned him to the ground. The owner was screaming at the top of her lungs and the Yorkie remained motionless and was silent. I thought Doc had killed him! Yikes. I told Doc to "drop it", he did and then I told Doc to "load up" as I opened the tail gate to my truck, and he jumped right in. During this time the woman had grabbed her dog and ran away. I found out from another neighbor that her dog was fine, just freaked out over what had happened.
This "attack" had me very concerned and I called my trainer right away. I described the event to her and she said, "I think Doc showed great restraint and you don't need to be worried". I said, "Are you kidding me? Restraint?? I'd say I've got an agression problem building". She laughed and said, "Don't worry. That Yorkie was calling Doc out and had Doc wanted to he could have snapped that Yorkie in half". I decided not to worry and never saw that Yorkie again when I was out and about. Doc remained as sweet as could be and was always one of the friendliest dogs at the dog parks we'd visit. My trainer was right afterall. Needless to say, I'm a big dog person too!