Excessive tearing in dogs, known as epiphora, can affect Yorkshire Terrier of any age.
The causes of epiphora are many and varied , and gunk in your dog's eyes can often indicate an eye disease or parasite.
Yorkshire Terriers have long, silky fur that can accumulate a lot of dried gunk.
Try to keep your Yorkie's eyes as clean as possible, but in the case that the gunk dries up around the eyes.
You can remove it by using a warm saline solution.
Chronic discharge from a Yorkshire Terrier's eye is not normal and could be a sign of a larger problem,
Check with a veterinarian if your Yorkie continues to have gunk around his or her eye.