Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:Yorkie, Scotch Terrier
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:Medium
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Occassional walk
  • Energy Level:High
  • Protection:High, makes an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes, with gentle, older kids
  • Health Clearances:OFA
  • Weight:7 lbs
  • Height:8-9 inches
  • Coat Colour:blue and tan. Yorkshire Terriers are born black, gradually attaining their blue and tan coloration as they mature.

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.

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Gummy Bear - Female Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Cross Photo

Gummy Bear - Female Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Cross

  • Carmarthenshire

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10-04-2022 Gummy Bear is a girl to break your heart. She has come to us from a breeder and is extremely scared and at the moment she will bite if she feels threatened or cornered. She is extremely han

Max - Male Terrier: Yorkshire Photo

Max - Male Terrier: Yorkshire

  • Ballymena

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Max is a happy and friendly little dog who loves meeting new people. He likes playing with his toys and getting out for walks. Max can find car travel a little stressful so would prefer not to go for

Charlie - Male Terrier: Yorkshire Photo

Charlie - Male Terrier: Yorkshire

  • Ilfracombe

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Charlie is looking for a home together Tilly. He is a ten-year-old Yorkshire Terrier who is loving and affectionate. Charlie loves to be treated like a king. He is the more confident one of the two wh

Tilly 2 - Female Terrier: Yorkshire Photo

Tilly 2 - Female Terrier: Yorkshire

  • Ilfracombe

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Tilly is looking for a home together with Charlie. Tilly is a ten-year-old Yorkshire Terrier. Tilly is less confident when it comes to meeting and greeting new people, she is happy to follow Charlie's

Tiny - Male Terrier: Yorkshire Photo

Tiny - Male Terrier: Yorkshire

  • Liverpool

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Aptly named Tiny is a 4 year old Yorkie Pomeranian cross with a shy, quiet nature. He loves to play and go out for walks, but it can take him a little while to settle into a new environment, but he do

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