Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

This small dog is bold and doesn't realize its size. It can easily exercise itself with games and toys. It may have troubles getting along with other pets and tend to bark a lot.

Breed Overview

These cuddly lap dogs originated in England as rat and small vermin hunters. Though they were originally the pets of the working class, their beauty later became favored in dog shows. Yorkies are bold, inquisitive, and fearless. They can also be feisty and stubborn. Though they are independent, they also love attention. Some Yorkies tend to bark a lot. Though they are high energy, Yorkies do not require too much exercise, only a short walk each day. This makes them good pets for those who live in the city, as well as families with older children. With plenty of socialization from puppyhood, they can be a good friendly dog toward other pets. The ever-growing coat on Yorkies requires frequent grooming, trimming, and combing if it is kept longer.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 8-9"
Weight: not to exceed 7 lb
Lifespan: 14-16 years

Breed Traits

Adventurous, Bold, Inquisitive,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Yorkshire Terrier:
Less Common Concerns for Yorkshire Terrier:
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