Height: 7-9 inches
Weight: 3-7 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Yorkshire terriers are energetic, assertive, demanding toy dogs with large-dog
attitudes. They are responsive obedience students but want to rule at home,
and even larger dogs will defer to them. In general, they get along with
They are fine with gentle children over about eight years old, especially
if socialized with them at an early age. Yorkies bark to announce the arrival
of strangers but are usually friendly.
The coat is glossy, fine, silky, straight, and long. The long hair on the
head is either parted or tied up with bows. The hair on the muzzle is very
long. Coat color is steel blue and golden; puppies are born black and tan.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Yorkies need to be brushed and combed every day. Because they burn up lots
of energy dashing around the house, a walk around the block a few times
a day is sufficient.
The Yorkshire terrier originated in 19th-century England, where it was used
It is especially important to obtain a Yorkshire terrier from a reputable
Breed-related health concerns: hypoglycemia, patellar luxation, Legg-Perthes
disease, portocaval shunt (a congenital condition resulting in liver failure,
seizures, and possibly death), dental problems, hair loss.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club