The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England. Ideally its maximum size is 7 pounds. A popular companion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds, such as the Silky Terrier.

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Life expectancy: 13 – 16 years

Height: Male: 17 cm (Large Adult)

Temperament: Intelligent, Bold, Independent, Confident, Courageous

Colors: Blue & Tan, Black & Tan, Black & Gold, Blue & Gold

Did you know: Yorkshire Terrier is the sixth-most popular dog breed by registrations (92,438) worldwide.

The Yorkshire terrier is energetic, feisty and domineering, but also affectionate. It is considered a good apartment dog, but it can be stubborn with house training. Yorkies are sensitive to cold and prone to chills, so they need to be protected appropriately.

Health issues often seen in the Yorkshire Terrier include bronchitis, lymphangiectasia, portosystemic shunt, cataracts and keratitis sicca. Additionally, Yorkies often have a delicate digestive system, with vomiting or diarrhoea resulting from consumption of foods outside of a regular diet.

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