Yorkshire Terriers are special and adorable. These fascinating dogs do, however, require a high degree of care. For this reason, it is important to learn as much about the breed as you possibly can, including experiences that others have had with their Yorkies. This means that you need to make it a point to connect with other Yorkshire Terrier owners.
Start finding other Yorkshire Terrier owners first through your breeder. Your breeder will know other Yorkshire Terrier owners in your local area, and even if they won't give you those owners contact information, they will happily pass yours along if you ask them to.
Your breeder will also be able to tell you how to get in contact with local chapters of national organizations, as well as private local clubs dedicated to Yorkshire Terriers. Through these clubs and organizations, you will meet other Yorkshire Terrier owners, and your Yorkie will meet other Yorkies at Yorkie meet ups that these clubs regularly schedule.
Talk to your veterinarian. He too will pass on your contact information to other Yorkshire Terrier owners, with your permission, but he will not give you contact information from other owners, unless they have requested that he do so. Be sure to read the ads on the bulletin board at the veterinarian's office as well.
This not only gives you the opportunity to connect, but it also aids in socializing your dog with other animals. Sometimes, when an animal is kept apart from all other animals, all of the time, he or she does not react well when they do come into contact with another animal. This helps to prepare your Yorkie for interaction with other dogs at dog shows, which is another venue for connecting with other Yorkshire Terrier owners. You should attend as many dog shows as you can each year.
Finally, turn to the Internet for even more connections. With the Internet, you can connect with other Yorkshire Terrier owners around the world. One of the most widely used communities for Yorkshire Terriers on the Internet is Yorkie Talk, at http://www.yorkietalk.com/. Other great online communities include Dog Hobbyist, at http://forum.doghobbyist.com/, Show Dog, at http://www.showdog.com, and Dogster, at http://www.dogster.com/.
These are all wonderful, active communities. You will be able to find just about any information that you need through these communities, and if you don't find the information that you need, you can easily ask your question, and you will get answers quickly. These communities are free to join, and as a Yorkshire Terrier owner, you will find yourself spending a great deal of time in these communities learning about your favorite breed.