Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed Facts and Personality Traits

All you need to know about the Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breeds. A complete profile on the breed information, history, personality, adaptability, food, and care, etc.,

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height:

8 to 9 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight:

4 to 6 pounds

 

Life Span:

12 to 15 years

Origin:

England

 

Friendliness

Overall 60%
Affectionate With Family
80%
Affectionate with Kids
40%
Affectionate with other Dogs
60%
Affectionate with Strangers
40%

Adaptability​

Overall 60%
Tolerates Being Alone
40%
Tolerates Cold Weather
40%
Tolerates Hot Weather
40%
First Time Owners
80%
For Apartment Living
100%
Sensitivity Level
100%

Health And Grooming

Overall 40%
General Health
80%
Potential For Weight Gain
40%
Breed Size
20%
Shedding Amount
40%
Easy To Groom
40%
Drooling Amount
20%

Trainability

Overall 60%
Easy To Train
60%
Intelligence Level
60%
Level of Prey Drive
40%
Potential For Mouthiness
40%
Barking & Howling Level
60%
Wanderlust Potential
60%

Physical Needs

Overall 100%
Energy Level
100%
Exercise Needs
80%
Intensity Level
80%
Potential For Playfulness
100%

Overview of Yorkshire Terrier Breed:

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Yorkshire is a feisty but fun-loving dog; this breed is quite popular in the United States. Yorkshire is often the big dogs trapped in a little body always on the lookout for adventures and maybe a little bit of trouble.

Yorkshire Terrier makes an excellent watchdog, and they are suitable as pet dogs in an apartment.

History of Yorkshire Terrier:

The Yorkshire Terrier was developed in Yorkshire, England during the Victorian era. They are descended from other Terriers including Maltese, Manchester, and Dandies Dinmont Terriers. 

The original Yorkshire Terrier was larger than today’s breed through selective breeding, this breed was developed for catching rats that infested mineshaft. Today, the Yorkshire Terrier is fashionable and gained popularity in the United States due to its elegant look.

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Personality of the Yorkshire Terrier:

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The Yorkshire Terrier has a trademark of courage and confidence, it gives the appearance of vigor and self-importance. They do well as everything from dog sports, like agility to therapy work and make them a great travel companion as well as family dogs. 

Yorkshire Terrier does not shed much, this makes them good pets for the people who are allergic to dogs.

Coat color and Grooming:

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The colors of Yorkshire Terrier come in Blue & Tan, Blue & Gold, Black & Tan, and Black & Gold. The coat hair must be brushed regularly if the hair is kept long. 

They have beautiful long silky hair and maintaining them is time-consuming. If owners do not brush it regularly, it can also break easily when brushing against carpets at home.

Feeding (Diet and Nutrition):

The Yorkshire Terrier is prone to digestive problems due to their sensitivity. Dry food is recommended by the professionals to avoid the same.

The traditional food includes compressed meals like dry fruits, dry vegetables, chicken, lamb, rabbit, turkey, goose, duck, beef, and fish. 

The puppies need to be fed 3 to 4 small meals in a day; the adult dogs need to consume 3 meals in a day.

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General Care:

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Yorkshire Terrier makes a great apartment dog, and they do not need a lot of space to exercise. This breed can be trained, and they enjoy the outdoor walks.

The Yorkshire Terrier is mainly prone to dental issues, it is important to check food remains, and cavity development to prevent teeth bacteria.They needs to be protected from the bad weather.

Common Health Problems:

An average life span of a Yorkshire is between 12 to 15 years. They are more prone to dental and digestive issues; it is important to know the health problems to prevent their occurrence. 

The most common health problems of this breed are mentioned below:

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Pancreatitis
  • Teeth problems
  • Patella Luxation
  • Liver Shunt
  • Retinal Dysplasia

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Size (Height and Weight):

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Yorkshire Terriers are among the smallest dogs in the world and the body of this breed is neat and well proportioned.

The average height of the Yorkshire Terriers is 8 to 9 inches at the shoulders and weighs an average between 4 to 7 pounds. 

If Yorkshire Terriers are less than the standard size, they are prone to genetic disorders and other health problems.

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