Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is possibly an original result of breeding the Maltese with other local terriers; this breed only weighs about 7-8 pounds and is a handy companion. These dogs are full of energy and love to have fun and is no doubt a toy terrier at heart. In high spirits, yet with an even disposition, it is an alert breed with dark, sparkling eyes giving a sharp, intelligent expression.

beautiful longhaired Yorkshire Terrier dog

The Yorkshire Terrier is amazing to look at when in full-on show coat; it is a magnificent sight. Yorkshire owners put in a great deal of work to get the coat looking its best. However, when not in show form and not being exhibited, it is usually just the average happy-go-lucky dog. Therefore, a pet Yorkie resembles nothing like those that attain top honors in the show ring. Color is essential in this breed and should be dark steel-blue, not silver blue. All tan hair should be darker at the roots than in the middle, shading to still lighter at the tips.

Yorkshire Terrier Breed Facts

Energy levelWatchdog ability
Exercise requirementsProtection ability
PlayfulnessGrooming requirements
Affection levelCold tolerance
Friendliness toward dogsHeat tolerance
Friendliness toward other petsFriendliness toward strangers
Ease of training

Temperament: The Yorkshire Terrier is a bold, lively, self-confident Toy dog. Although these terriers are responsive and trainable, try to abstain from overlooking bad behavior. A well-balanced and outgoing temperament is achievable with consistent socialization.

Yorkshire Terrier dog playing with a ball

Grooming: The coat of the Yorkshire Terrier is fine-textured, which makes it easy to get matted. Therefore, a daily brushing and a weekly bath is beneficial.

Activity level: Modest. A Yorkies exercise needs only require daily walks and play. Yorkies do not have protective coats; therefore, do not exercise them outdoors during extreme weather. This is a great breed and performs well in rally, agility, and obedience.

Life expectancy: 11- 15 years

Size: 7–8 inches, should not exceed eight pounds

Coat: The Yorkshire’s coat is fine, silky, glossy, long, and straight

Color: The Yorkshire Terrier comes in a variety of colors such as dark steel blue on the body; rich golden tan on the head, face, chest, and legs. The puppies are born dark and eventually develop their adult coloring as they get older.

two adorable Yorkshire puppies laying on a blanket

Group: they recognize The Yorkshire Terrier as a member of the AKC and UK Toy Group

It is important to find a reputable breeder if you get a Yorkie. Do not accept a Teacup, red, chocolate, parti-color, and rare gold Yorkies. These varieties of the breed are not acceptable representations of the breed. A reputable breeder would not disseminate these traits, which have health problems. Also, a trustworthy and professional breeder would not sell a Yorkshire Terrier puppy under 12 weeks old to a potential owner.

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