Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed Information
Yorkshire Terrier Coat
The Yorkshire Terrier's coat is not coarse, but is fine and silky to the touch. Unlike other breeds, which have fur, the Yorkshire has hair that is growing constantly. They have no undercoat and do not shed.
Yorkshire Terrier Character
This dog is intelligent, lively, and fearless. They focus entirely on their owner and are extremely affectionate. It has been said that a Yorkshire Terrier requires more human companionship and attention than any other breed.
Yorkshire Terrier Temperament
The Yorkshire Terrier can be territorial and likes to have their space respected. They are tolerant of older children if treated with care. The Yorkshire Terrier can also be somewhat independent and assertive. They get along well with other pets.
Yorkshire Terrier Care
The Yorkshire Terrier's coat requires daily grooming. The hair on top of the head, if grown long, is usually secured with a band or bow. However, if the Yorkshire Terrier is not being used for show, then the coat may be clipped short. Ears and eyes must be cleaned daily. Dental hygiene is also important.
Yorkshire Terrier Activity
The Yorkshire Terrier requires minimal exercise. They are suited for short walks and ideal for apartment living or homes with small yards. They love to chase shadows, lay in sunbeams, and tug of war. The more attention this breed receives the better.
Yorkshire Terrier Health and Life Expectancy
The life expectancy of the Yorkshire Terrier is around 12-15 years, and there are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed. This includes luxating patella, liver problems, inflamed pancreas, low blood sugar, allergies, dental problems, and sensitivity to chemicals and drugs. He does not fare well in cold weather and should be provided with a jumper if out and about in the rain or cold. He must also be protected from rough handling and heavy object because of his size and fragility. The parents of the Yorkshire Terrier puppy should have OFA certificates.
Latest Yorkshire Terrier Dogs for adoption
BUSTER - Yorkshire Terrier
£135 adoption fee
PLEASE NOTE: due to the current lockdown and govenment travel guidelines, rehoming will be priorit to the Isle of Wight Buster came into the centre with his best friend Max, he is a very sweet and aff
MAX - Yorkshire Terrier
£135 adoption fee
PLEASE NOTE: due to the current lockdown and govenment travel guidelines, rehoming will be priorit to the Isle of Wight Max Came into the cente with his best friend Buster, he is a lovely, affectionat
Oscar Wilde - Male Terrier: Yorkshire
£150 adoption fee
Oscar loves nothing more than his best pal Oscar Blue so he would be looking for a home where he can come along as well. Oscar is a gorgeous older boy looking for a quiet retirement home. He was a lit