Yorkshire Terrier Breed Facts

  • Average Weight: 4-6 pounds
  • Energy Level: High
  • Lifespan: 13-16 years
  • Temperament: Energetic, Affectionate
  • Colors: Gray, Black, Tan, Blue & Gold
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes

Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Breed Overview

Developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, the Yorkshire Terrier, or affectionately known as Yorkie, is not only one of the smallest dogs in the terrier breed, they are the smallest of any dog breed.

What is the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Temperament?

Yorkshire Terriers are very energetic and dogs who do not enjoy being left alone. They are curious, protective, and love attention, making them more suited for older families instead of homes with children.

Because the Yorkie was developed as a working breed, many need a lot of both physical and mental stimulation, which can include long walks and indoor training and games to keep them busy.

What are the Proper Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Grooming Tips & Care?

With sensitive skin and silky long hair, Yorkies need a haircut every four to six as an adult. Between cuts, be sure to trim the hair around the tail and eyes, to avoid matting, discomfort, and infection. Daily brushing helps keep the coat tangle-free and shiny.

What are the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Health Conditions?

Common health problems associated with the Yorkie can include hypoglycemia, periodontal disease, Legg-Perthes disease, retinal dysplasia, luxating patella, collapsed trachea. liver shunt, and pancreatitis

What is the Proper Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Diet?

Yorkies typically have delicate digestive systems, which means any consumption of food outside of their regular diets can cause vomiting or diarrhea. Work closely with your Yorkie to find high-quality dog food that has a protein level to match their activity level and stick to it.

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