Honestly, Yorkie diet requirement is not so much different than any other dogs, but certainly different in size because they are just a small dog. The only thing you can't take it lightly is Yorkie is hyperactive dog, so yes they'll burn more nutrients for energy, but how much? Well, one important factor to take into consideration is your house.
Why house? Yes, do you live in a house with yard and doing lot of activity or training there? If so, then try to add some more food for your Yorkie. If you live in apartment with little room for the dog to roam free and doing lot of activity alone, then just give the food as the recommendation you find in the food label.
Almost all dog food will have a label on it, the manufacturer will try to give you some basic clue about how much you have to feed your Yorkie depending on her weight, use this as the standard and give slight changes when necessary, but remember, always watch her weight.
Watching the weight as the feeding standard can be tricky, especially for a puppy, but it will be much easier for adult Yorkie. As a rough estimation, a puppy should grow about 15-20% bigger each moth until she reaches her first year.
After she got one year of age, she'll physically matured and the growth rate became stable and close to none. During this period you only need to maintain her weight, if the weight increased too much then you have two choices, add more exercise or slightly reduce the meal size.
What Food Will be the Best Food for Yorkie
Yorkie are prone to gum disease, so they will need more dry food like kibble to prevent tooth decay. But don't get me wrong; only good dry dog food with high protein with at least 30% of protein is good. Yorkie (and other small breed dog) does not produce lots of saliva. Saliva will preserve the teeth and cheap dry dog food will have lots of carbohydrates that promote the decay. The necessity of dry dog food is to minimize carbohydrate, because only dry dog food can contain 30-40% protein, not because the dry dog food will scrub or clean the teeth, it is a myth.
Second best food is low carb canned food, this food is much better than feeding your Yorkie with rice or other carb food. Followed with "real" food, this is the food you made, with your chosen fresh ingredients, from chicken, lambs, rabbit, and other protein sources.
What Bout Breeder Recommendation?
I Just Bought Home a New Yorkie, The Previous Breeder Already Recommend Some Food, What Should I do? Well then, continue using it. Especially if the brand affordable and there is no problem at all with the dog, if it was not, then try to make a change, but remember to do it slowly and begin with adding 25% of new food and add the new food gradually every three to five days until she can eat 100% new food.
How Often Should I Feed My Yorkie?
A puppy would need three feeding times a day, and once she get into her 6 months you can feed her twice a day. Yorkie puppies will preserve less food in her body, they also have smaller stomach, it mean they’ll need more frequent mealtime with less food each.
But My Yorkie Don't Want to Eat Anything
There is one simple solution for this, just give 1 cc of white corn syrup twice a day, this will raise her appetite and eat more.