Yorkies Head to Tail
“YORKIES, HEAD TO TAIL” Published by Paper Chase Press 1999, Written by Sandra Lemire, Edited by Jennifer Osborne, Illustrations by Gail DeLay
The Essential Care Guide
This book has been known as “The Yorkie Bible” for 20 years now. It is loved by experienced Yorkie owners as well as new owners who need some mentoring. I wrote this book after raising Yorkies for 20 years before this writing. I’ve learned so much about their care and how to safeguard their living situations over these years, how to travel with them and protect them.
The book is still relevant today in our world of a fast-passed life where a little dog can get lost in the shuffle. They are not ideal for children but make incredible companions for adults of all ages. I am writing this as I care for my last Lemire Yorkshire Terrier named Annie Girl. She is 13 and my best friend. She is the end of my 38 years raising these incredible dogs. She is 8th generation of my Lemire Yorkies beginning with Am/Can Champion ROM Thadius Reginald Muldoon who was my first Yorkie born in 1980 and produced 20 Champions. He won the Stud Dog Class at the YTCA Specialty in NY and the YTC of Greater New York City for his ability to share his genetics with his offspring.
But every Yorkie is your Champion and your companion, and they give you all they have to give. They are intelligent and quick. They don’t know they are small, so you must protect them from themselves sometimes. They don’t know fear. They all think they are nine feet tall.
I thank Jennifer, my editor and Gail for her wonderful cartoon illustrations of our adorable companions. Enjoy yours every day that you can and I hope this book continues to help you every day with your Yorkie.
Sandra T. Lemire