Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Dog Stats

Exercise Requirement:
Affection Level:
Fairly affectionate
Not protective
Grooming Maintenance:
High maintenance needs
Temperature Preference:
Temperate - warm
Typical Lifespan:
14-16 years

About the Yorkshire Terrier Breed

The Yorkshire Terrier, or the Yorkie, has a sharp and intelligent expression and a compact body. The expression reflects its personality, which will drive it to adventure, and even into trouble. Its stubborn inquisitiveness is not impacted by its diminutive size.

Much of the body of the Yorkshire Terrier is hidden away beneath its long, silky, lustrous coat. The fine, glossy and straight fur of this dog needs to be combed out every day or two to make sure that it is kept healthy and looking great.

In terms of colour, the Yorkshire Terrier is a steely blue and tan. Some dogs will have longer hair than others, and clipping and grooming can reduce the length of the fur, which at its longest can trail on the floor.

Although it may not seem like it, the Yorkie is from a working background, and some of the traits of a working terrier are still apparent in its personality. It may have trouble getting on with small animals, as its ancestors were used to hunt out rodents, and it may have a tendency to bark a lot, but the dog can usually be easily trained to keep quiet.

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