Question by ames2383: Are Yorkie dogs or Morkie Dogs good pets with babies and children?
My husband and I want to buy a little puppy and I love Yorkie puppies. We are planning on having children within one or two years. I have heard that Yorkie puppies are not good with little children and I worry about that. Is this true or does it just depend on the houshold?
Answer by Rachel – Pit Police Captain
Usually, the problem is the kid and not the dogs. Small dogs get snippy with children, because children unknowingly handle the dog too roughly. Small breeds like yorkies are extremely fragile, and can be hurt quite easily by an overly-grabby toddler. That being said, if you are willing to ALWAYS supervise the dog around the child, teach the child how to interact with the dog, and the dog how to interact with the child, things should go just fine.
EDIT: One more thing….If you want a Yorkie, buy a yorkie. Don’t get sucked into the designer breed fad. Morkies are mutts, plain and simple, and no responsible or respectable breeder intentionally breeds mixes. These designer breeds are generally bred by money hungry unscrupulous people, and are often poorly cared for and riddled with health issues. Stick to the original.
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