Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is more commonly and affectionately known as the Yorkie. This breed is listed by the American Kennel Club as one of the most popular dog breeds registered, and it is easy to see why. Getting a Yorkie puppy will be getting yourself a great fun companion dog. Yorkie's are very mobile, easy to travel with and can adapt to new environments. Your Yorkie will grow up to be extremely loyal, and its antics are sure it keep you amused. The Yorkie usually does not act as though it is small in size, coming with a very brave and determined personality and always protecting its family. These personality traits mean your Yorkie will investigate strange noise or smells around the home - and bark in the process of doing so! This cute dog's high energy levels mean it can't get enough of playing or interacting with people. Expect your Yorkie will need to be walked daily, even if just a short distance. Yorkshire Terriers does not require much maintenance; just a brush or comb a few times a week.

Yorkies are energetic dogs who will make any opportunity play time, like this Yorkshire Terrier playing in the grass.
Tan and black are the better known coloring for Yorkies, like this one.
Yorkshire Terriers are inquisitive and energetic.
Many people like to accessorize their Yorkies with bows or clips. It is also a handy way to keep long hair out your puppy's eyes.
Some owners chose their Yorkie's coat long, while others keep their dog's coat trimmed short.
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Small / Toy


6 to 7 inches (15.2 to 17.8 cm)


4 to 7 pounds (1.8 to 3.2 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

12 to 15 years


England. As the puppy's name suggest, Yorkies originated from the English town of Yorkshire. They were bred in the 1800s to catch rats in clothing mils.

Popular Yorkshire Terrier Cross-Breeds:

Chorkie – Yorkshire Terrier X Chihuahua
Dorkie – Yorkshire Terrier X Dutchhound
Morkie – Yorkshire Terrier X Maltese
Malkie – Yorkshire Terrier X Maltese
Newforkter – Yorkshire Terrier X Newfoundland
Ratshire Terrier – Yorkshire Terrier X American Rat Terrier
Shorkie – Yorkshire Terrier X Shit-Zhu
Snorkie – Yorkshire Terrier X Schnauzer
Yorkipoo – Yorkshire Terrier X Poodle
Yorktese – Yorkshire Terrier X Maltese

Available colors:

While Yorkshire Terriers are born a dark blue/back, they will grow up to the standard colors either dark steel-blue or tan.  The tail hair tends to be darker blue.


The Yorkshire Terrier is:

  • Active
  • Amusing
  • Companionable
  • Confident
  • Lovable
  • Loyal
  • Playful
  • Territorial


Your Yorkshire Terrier will need to be groomed every two – three days.

Coat Length:

The Yorkshire Terrier has a long coat.


The Yorkshire Terrier is a light shedder.

Yorkies are average to low shedders, with quite a light coat. However because they are themselves prone to skin infections, this may affect the amount of dander (allergens) they release.

Health Concerns


Some Yorkies have a poor tolerance to anaesthetic.

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I love Miranda Kerr so much and the fact the she has a Yorki makes me love this dog so much. So cute and cuddly! :D

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