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    We love our 2 1/2 year old Cavalier Lucky -- he's brought so much joy to our lives and our household and can't imagine life without him. But... we are always fighting over him, LOL! There are five of us and it seems like two or three of us want his attention or some snuggle time with him at any given time (except during the day when I'm the only one home). I keep an eye on the dogs at my local animal shelter (they post them on Facebook) and right now they have a 7-yr-old male Yorkie that needs a home. Obviously I have no idea if their personalities are compatible and wouldn't know that until Lucky and I went to visit, but I was just wondering if anyone has both and how their temperaments mesh. (Sorry for the lack of paragraph breaks, it won't let me put them in for some reason.)
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    Guinness had a Yorkie friend. They have generally good, even comical dispositions in my experience. Not as cuddly as a cavalier, but they should really enjoy each other. Depends on the individual.

    Keep a Yorkie in a puppy or lion cut (or home hack job) to keep the fur manageable.

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    My sister and her husband own the craziest Yorkie I have ever met. His name is AJ, he's 4 and even tho my sister took him to a great trainer as a puppy and they work hard with him he still is pretty stubborn. He does some super annoying things, like barking barking barking, and his recall...yeah right, oh and licking the daylights out of anyone trying to pet him He is sweet tho and not at all aggressive. We joke the AJ has the WORSE case of doggie ADD ever!!! Fletcher and AJ get along wonderfully and do enjoy running around together. Every dog is an individual. I know another Yorkie who is wonderfully well mannered, tho she does barks A LOT!
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    Hmm... we are spoiled with Lucky -- he hardly barks at all. I guess that's a Cavalier thing. I'd love to get another one, but we just don't want to spend the money right now and there are so many dogs that need rescuing...
    Cari

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    My friends Yorkie is a barker too.

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    Did you decide to take him?

    Yorkies like most (all?) terriers are a far barkier breed generally than cavaliers, if that's an issue. But of course, individuals vary -- and a barky dog is a good alarm system for the house!

    I actually chose cavaliers originally on the basis that they were good with other animals (I have cats) and were not a barky small breed. Only Lily tends to barkbarkbark sometimes, but not all the time.

    A yorkie should go fine with a cavalier but the breed personalities are quite different! Terriers generally are more stubborn and they can be nippy. They tend to be a lot more active, too. I know terrier people who adore terriers and would never consider a cavalier. I love how there are breeds for every personality...
    Karlin
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