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Who can resist the cuteness overload from simply looking at a dog small enough to fit in a purse? Not me! If you are looking for a small dog to add to your family, one of the breeds you absolutely need to consider is a Yorkshire Terrier or a “Yorkie,” as they are often called.
Are You Considering Adopting a Yorkie?
There is no doubt that this breed is a favorite for many. Their sweet faces and gentle demeanor make them great, little companions for anyone looking for a new pet. With that said, there are some other things to consider before you adopt a Yorkshire Terrier:
They Require Proper Grooming
If you’ve ever watched a dog show, chances are you have seen these adorable, brown faces with a black or salt and pepper body, and just how long their hair can get! Show dogs are often allowed to grow their hair out until it reaches the floor like a little sweeper on the move!
With their ever-growing hair, they require frequent grooming and haircuts, with brushing at least once daily to avoid tangles and mats. Many Yorkie owners learn how to groom their dog on their own, keeping the hair much shorter yet still breed-specific. This alone helps save hundreds a year on grooming costs.
They Can Have Loud Voices
Although small, this breed often doesn't know its size and will surely vocalize when it sees unfamiliar faces—humans or canines—approaching the house. Rest assured that the bark is worse than its bite!
They Can Be Timid
They make terrific little companions for older people, but may be more fearful when it comes to children. If the Yorkie will be around children, it needs to be trained from a puppy to get along with kids.
They Can Be Difficult to Train
Most training for a Yorkie needs to be taught from a very young age to prevent bad habits from setting in. One of the bigger struggles with this breed is housebreaking them, so it helps to keep some kind of piddle pad in the house for those just-in-case moments. Other than that, teaching them not to be overly protective of their food, leash manners (they hate leashes!), and to not bark unnecessarily needs to start at puppyhood and be consistently reinforced in order to make good progress.
A lot of the hardest parts of having a Yorkie can be avoided by adopting an older one from an animal shelter. The dogs in shelters usually go through temperament tests and multiple reviews before they are put up for adoption, and any special personality traits will be noted on their cage cards.
Ready to Name Your Yorkie?
So you’ve decided to go with that irresistible, sweet little ball of fur? Great! Now you’re going to need to think of some good Yorkie names for your pup! Here are over 150 Yorkshire Terrier name ideas that you should check out.
Male Yorkie Names
Female Yorkie Names
Cute Yorkie Names
Teacup Yorkie Names
Funny Yorkie Names
Famous Yorkies in TV & Film
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". Toto is depicted as a Yorkshire Terrier in the book, however his character in the movie is played by a female Cairn Terrier.
"Meet the Fockers". The Fockers' family dog, owned by Ben Stiller's parents, played by Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand.
"Urban Legend". In this famous horror movie, Hootie is a fraternity house dog that drinks beer.
"Daltry Calhoun". In this film, Pickles is the pet of Aunt Dee, played by actor Beth Grant.
"High School Musical 2". Sharpay Evans, played by Ashley Tisdale, accessories with a yorkie named Boi.
"Green Acres". In this TV show, Eva Gabor's character, Lisa Douglas, owned a Yorkshire Terrier.
"Lou Grant". Barney was attacked by a Pit Bull Terrier while on air, leading to legislation to stop dog fighting.
"The Simpsons". Milhouse Van Houten owns a stuffed animal Yorkie named Puppy Goo-Goo.
Celebrity Yorkie Names
Lila, Moonie, Roadie
Need Help Deciding on a Name?
Naming a Yorkie doesn’t have to be hard. You already have the perfect inspiration right next to you—your Yorkie! Here are a few things to help you think of some good Yorkie names:
- Personality: Just like people, your Yorkie’s personality will differ from other Yorkies! Take a few days to really learn about your dog and it will give you a few ideas for names!
- Colors: Although Yorkies generally have the same fur pattern, the colors can differ slightly which makes it easier to find color-inspired names! For example, Is the brown face closer to a walnut brown or a mocha brown?
- Family input: If you won’t be the sole companion to that sweet little pup, then others in the family might have some great ideas and would love to be involved in choosing a name!
- Yorkie’s input: If you’re stuck between a few names, there are ways that your dog can help! Label individual pieces of paper with the names you like and place either dog food or dog treats on each one; whichever one it eats from first is the name it chose! Another way your dog can help is to call it by different names and see if it naturally responds better to one of the names above the others.
You’ll just know when you find that perfect name, and so will your pup!
Adorable Yorkie Videos to "Aww!" Over
Dylan Fu on August 27, 2020:
I have a dog and I thought of the name Velcro!!!
Jean on May 06, 2020:
I have been looking for a Yorkie to adopt so far no luck. I have names pick out 1.shadow 2.Sir Raleigh
Keelan Gorgen on April 08, 2020:
I need a cute food name for a teacup yorkie girl
carleyjade on March 18, 2020:
I want a teacup yorkie so bad! I will name him pickles or nacho
Amgel on December 09, 2019:
I can't decide I have a fake teacup yourkie
B Mikael on April 06, 2019:
My Brazilian Yorkie is 14 lbs. she is the cutest dog I even seen. Like, for real I get stopped by strangers just for them the express how adorable she is.
Her name is Kittie . Love it!!
Cindy on March 16, 2019:
I need 2 names for 2 females yorkies
peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 16, 2018:
Benji reminds me of the movie.
Yorkie Dog Names: 101 Names and Meanings for your Yorkshire Terrier Dog
The Yorkie Dog names list is filled with names suitable for this pleasant little companion dog. The door is rather wide open for such a popular dog, with names suitable for big dogs and small dogs alike.
The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie for short, is a popular lap dog with a pleasant and cheerful personality. This toy dog breed has maintained a position on the Top 10 Dog Breeds list for years.
Celebrities who own or have owned Yorkies include Paris Hilton (Cinderella), Joan Rivers (Spike), Audrey Hepburn, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Natalie Portman (Charlie) and more.
This is a very popular dog among famous people. Visit our famous dog names page to see a huge selection of dog names in the “famous” category.
When surfing the Yorkie dog names list, remember to match your puppy’s name with its personality. When I created the list, I tried to include as many names as I could that truly match the Yorkshire Terrier’s personality and stature.
For more great ideas, visit our list of famous dog names or one syllable dog names. If you have a name to share with the rest of us, please use the form at the bottom of this page. You just might make someone’s day!
To learn more about this toy dog breed, visit our Yorkshire Terrier dog breed information page. Learn about Yorkshire Terrier temperament, trainability, and even a little of the breed’s history before deciding on this or another dog breed.
Below is a list of my favorite 101 Yorkie Dog names. If you don’t find a name you like after browsing the list, return to our Dog Names by Breed page to see more categories, or expand your search to our list of more than 4,000 puppy names.
Can’t find the name you like on the Yorkie Dog names list? Don’t give up. Return to our Dog Names by Breed page to do some more exploring. If you have a great name, tell us about it!
Yorkie Names – 135+ Sweet & Sassy Ideas
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Are you ready for 100+ Yorkie names that are cute, clever and perfect for a little furbaby?
From names inspired by their itty bitty size to funny and quirky ideas you’ve never thought of, we’ve got you covered. Our list even includes elegant names perfect for this sassy and spirited breed.
Get ready to find the perfect name for your petite pup!
Our Cute Yorkshire Terrier Names Suggestions and Lists.
Alfie: Alfie is a cool name and perfect for your little cutie! This pooch displays great strength and attitude and is a fearless watchdog that can help protect your home in many little ways.
Bentley: The name of the British top-end luxury car makers this would suit a Yorkshire Terrier puppy well. Not only will it reflect the English heritage of this pooch, but it will also reflect the luxury of these dogs. An expensive choice for a high maintenance dog.
*Something similar: Royce, Mercedes, Porsche
Benza: This identifier means number one, and would work perfectly for the Yorkshire Terrier that is your one and only. This little fellow loves to engage in as sociable plays, which means that he likes to play in groups. A good choice for a loving and active little pooch.
Г‰clair: Г‰clair is a tasty title for a very sweet Yorkshire Terrier. When this pooch is at the park he will feel like he is one of a kind when you call him. A cute Yorkshire Terrier name for your homeboy.
*A kinda similar name: Coco
Guinness: This is perfect for a dark coated Yorkshire Terrier that reminds you of the dark beer from England. When you pour this beer into a glass, the tasty beverage will show a beautiful black and tan color. A beautiful idea for a very handsome dog with a stout head on its shoulders.
*More great picks: Half Pint, Brewsky
Hamlet: After the Shakespeare play this identifier is a great pick for your Yorkshire Terrier. This pooch is bold and amiable, and often make quick decisions, and grasp what you are saying very quickly.
Hanna Lei: Is it just me or is Hanna Lei one of the coolest identifier ever? This delicate diva requires the royal treatment at all times. An exclusive title for the Yorkshire Terrier that enjoys traveling around in handbags or under your arms.
Lindor: A type of chocolate produced by Lindt, Lindor is a tasty choice for the Yorkshire Terrier you just canвЂ™t resist. This Yorkie can come in any color and loves to roll up into a ball or just stretch out. A cool Yorkshire Terrier name for a very flavorful and unique dog.
Paris: The name of a brand of perfume, a spoiled heiress and one of the most romantic cities on the planet, Paris is a great identifier for a high end dog. This little pup needs a lot of attention and does not like to be left without company вЂ“ even if she is just going to the kitchen.
*Somewhat similar choices: Chanel, Diva
Rosenda: This is Spanish title means вЂњThe excellent LadyвЂќ and would make a great moniker for the Yorkie that is just that. Rosenda is an excellent companion for the elderly who have the time to focus all of their energy on her. A perfect pick for a prim and proper girl dog.
Swiss Miss: Choose this identifier for the Yorkshire Terrier with the unique brown and black coat that reminds you of the Swiss Miss hot chocolate. A cute title for the pup that goes with its looks!
*Somewhat similar ideas: Coco, Sweetie
Talia: Choose this cool Yorkshire Terrier name for the beautiful pooch girl who can make anyone smile and brighten up their days. This pooch can be a little fussy, but she is also a warrior in her own right. A cool pick for the pooch that you would be lost without if this girl was never in your life.
Here's Even More Cute Choices For.
Boys: Your kids will want to be renamed
Girls: Perfect for your canine queen
One Of A Kind: Ideas seldom heard
Cool Puppies: Other pups wish they were him
What are The Best Yorkie Names
The best names for Yorkies are the one that are easy for you to say and easy for your pet to understand.
Go for a name that suits both you and your dog’s personality.
We will show you several things, which you should consider to make the process easier:
The personality of one person differs from that of another person and this is true for Yorkies as well.
So take some time to get to know your dog and this will help you choose a name!
The hair pattern of Yorkies is generally the same but the color may slightly differ which can help you find a name that is inspired by the color.
If the dog will be a family pet, ask the other members of your family to share their ideas for name with you!
Yorkie’s input: (This is like a game)
If you have stopped on a few names and do not know which one to choose, the Yorkie can also help you.
Write down the different names on different pieces of paper and place dog treats or food on each of them.
Let the Yorkie choose which treat it wants first and pick the name on the piece of paper under it.
Alternatively, simply call the dog with the different names and see if it responds better to one of them.
You will understand when you have found the perfect Yorkie name!
We also have some rules for you:
Remember that the name of your dog should be with two syllables names with three or more syllables are not appropriate for your pup.
Still, if you really like one three-syllable word and want to name the dog with it, ensure that you have a nickname for the name, which you can use.
If you have other pets, do not name the new dog with a name that sounds familiar to the name of some of your other pets for this will be confusing for both of them.
Do not name the pet with a name that sounds too familiar to one of the training commands which you will use for this will make the training harder and will confuse your dog.
Do not give your pet an overused dog name like Max or Bella (yes they are in our list but keep that in mind!).
Each dog has its own history and is an individual so it deserves its own unique name!