How are Yorkies around water? Do they like to swim? Are they comfortable in canoes?
Yorkies are not really built for swimming. Some can and some can’t 🙂
You will need to test how your yorkie does in water. It also depends on whether he likes water or doesn’t.
Our yorkie Harry definately falls in the latter group!
However, I have also had some readers who tell me their yorkies absolutely love water and love swimming.
When first taking your yorkie for a swim make sure you stay very close to him. Chances are the water will be deep for him, they are only small after all 🙂
A lot of people buy their dogs life vests when starting out swimming.
One reader told us that her yorkie loves to swim but couldn’t really do it very well. Since they bought him a life vest he can handle it all a lot better and has a great time in their pool 🙂