Part I: The World of the Yorkshire Terrier.Chapter 1: What Is a Yorkshire Terrier?The Yorkie Standard.Companion or Show Quality?Chapter 2 : The Yorkshire Terrier's Ancestry.The Origin of Breeds.The Terrier Factor.Made in England.The Yorkie in America.Yorkies, You, and Me.Chapter 3: Why Choose a Yorkshire Terrier?What Makes a Yorkie Tick?.Yorkie Character.Chapter 4: Choosing Your Yorkshire Terrier.Where to Get Puppies.Finding a Responsible Breeder.Picking a Puppy.Part II: Caring for Your Yorkshire Terrier.Chapter 5: Bringing Your Yorkshire Terrier Home.Safety Items.Safe Places.Crate and Bed.Puppy Essentials.Puppy-Proofing Your Home.Chews and Toys.Grooming and Medical Supplies.Quality Veterinary Services.Time and Money.Chapter 6: Feeding Your Yorkshire Terrier.Choices, Choices.Reading Dog Food Labels.How Much and How Often.Feeding Do's and Don'ts.Chapter 7: Grooming Your Yorkshire Terrier.Begin at ... the Beginning.Setting Up a Routine.How to Brush and Comb Your Yorkie.How to Trim Your Yorkie.How to Bathe Your Yorkie.How to Clip Your Yorkie's Nails.Fleas and Ticks.Making Your Environment Flea Free.Chapter 8: Keeping Your Yorkshire Terrier Healthy.Preventive Veterinary Care.Know Your Yorkie.Home Checkups.Health Problems: Signs and Symptoms.Internal Parasites.First Aid.How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.Senior Care.When to Call the Veterinarian.Part III: Enjoying Your Yorkie.Chapter 9: Training Your Yorkie.Understanding Builds the Bond.Practical Commands for Family Pets.Training for Attention.Teaching Cooperation.Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Yorkie.Your Housetraining Shopping List.The First Day.Confine Your Pup.Watch Your Pup.Accidents Happen.Scheduling Basics.Appendix: Learning More About Your Yorkie.Some Good Books.Magazines and Newsletters.Health and Safety Resources.Out-and-About Resources.Resources on the Web.Index.
Marion Lane is a twenty-year veteran writer and editor who specializes in dogs. Her extensive knowledge of purebred dogs was acquired during the eleven years she worked for the American Kennel Club in New York City, where she was the editor of the AKC Gazette. To date, Lane has written dozens of articles and four books about dogs. While at the AKC, she trained her Yorkie in obedience and studied at the International School of Dog Grooming, subsequently working as a professional groomer. Until it folded in October 2004, Lane was the editor of Animal Watch magazine, the official publication of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. For many years she has worked one day a week in her local veterinary hospital, where many, many Yorkshire Terriers are patients. Her current animal companions include two dogs, three cats, and a rabbit.