Country of Origin:

Yorkshire, England. Originally bred for catching rats down the mines in North East England and as a hunting dog, the Yorkshire Terrier was probably the result of crossing certain breeds of terriers. The Yorkshire Terrier we see today is considerably smaller than the original Yorkshire Terriers. 



Height: 6-7 inches (15-17½cm.)

Weight: 7 pounds (3.2kg.)



Yorkshire Terriers require regular grooming. Even if they are clipped, they will still require regular grooming. Yorkshire Terriers do not shed much. They can be sensitive to the cold.

Ease of Training:

Yorkshire Terriers are generally easy to train.



Yorkshire Terriers require a lot of human affection and attention. They can be excellent watchdogs and will be protective of their territory. They can sometimes be wary of strangers. They can snap if frightened or irritated but are generally very good natured dogs. 



Regular exercise and play. These dogs are suitable for apartment life.


Health Problems:


Yorkshire Terriers can be prone to bronchitis. They can also be susceptible to tooth decay. They may also have a sensitive digestive system and rich treats to be avoided.  These dogs require regular teeth cleaning.


Life Expectancy:

12-15 Years





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