Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier


Yorkshire Terrier profile

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Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: 20-22cm

Avg weight: 2.2-3kg

Coat type: Long, fine, silky hair

Coat colours: Dark steel blue or black body, with bright tan or gold facial and chest hair

Originally bred for: Catching rats that infested mine shafts, and to enter badger and fox burrows

Breed traits: Alert, independent, sweet, fiesty, affectionate, domineering


A little about Yorkshire Terriers

Among one of the smallest dogs, Yorkshire Terriers do not always thrive among children and other pets, but with good training they make loving family pets. Despite its toy appearance, this dog is very much a Terrier and maintains a keen hunting instinct. This breed is ideal for those wanting to dote on their dog. They make excellent guard dogs, and do not require much space or excercise.



Yorkshire Terriers can be prone to: Bronchitis, Lymphangiectasia, Portosystemic Shunt, Cataracts, Digestive sensitivities, and Keratitis Sicca

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.