I grew up with a yorkie and I have handled a lot of yorkies since.
Yorkies are the real fad pet right now, especially with young girls. I would advise against this breed, this is why:
Yorkies are number one dog on my list for house training difficulty, they can really cause headaches in the potty training department. Yorkies are typically loyal to one person in the family, and they cold shoulder everyone else. They are very emotional dogs. They require consistent grooming, their hair tangles easily. They are very persistent and headstrong, and temperaments can be iffy. I have known some yorkies that had bad biting habits. Most of them like to bark at everything and anything. They are extremely intelligent and affectionate, often on their terms. They are also a toy breed, so they can be quite fragile.
For your daughter, my suggestion would be a shih-tzu for an easy to handle, easy to train and a more tolerant dog breed.
at 6:01 PM on Jan. 23, 2011