Yorkshire Terrier Dogs and Puppies for Sale

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier was created around the middle of the 19th Century by crossing a number of different terriers at the time. This was done around the middle to north of England, especially in the County of Yorkshire, hence the name Yorkshire Terrier.

The early Yorkshire Terriers could be as large as 6kg and were used, similar to other terrier breeds, to kill rats. Over time, breeders produced a smaller, more beautiful dog that was a household pet and show dog, rather than a rat killer.

Yorkshire Terrier Breed Outline

Dog GroupToy
Height:7-8 inches
Colors:Blue and gold
Other Names:Yorkie
Litter Size:3-5
Life Span:9-15 years
Personality:The Yorkshire Terrier has an independent and lively spirit, but it is also very loyal companion and a good watchdog. It loves to exercise, run and play around.

Grooming Requirements:High. Yorkshire Terriers require daily brushing to maintain their long silky coat in good condition. Ears and teeth should be cleaned regularly.
Social skills:Yorkies usually get along with other animals.
Good with Children:Yorkshire Terriers are not suitable for families with young children. They are tiny fragile dogs and should be treated with care.
Exercise Needs: Low. 0-20 minutes walk daily.

Train Ability:Hard to house train.

Health:Yorkshire Terriers are quite sensitive to many medications. They don't like cold or rain and should wear a sweater in cold weather. Smaller size Yorkies can develop hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

Negative Characteristics:Yorkies can be destructive when not exercised enough or bored. If not socialized at an early age, they can be excessively shy and nervous which can lead to defensive biting.

Yorkshire Terrier Owners Talk...
Yorkie Owner Reviews 1

"...we have had two Pom-Yorkies and one purebred Yorkie. All had some health problems - but overall they were just terrific dogs. Smart, positive attitude, playful, funny. My wife and I have had perhaps 10 different kinds of dogs throughout our lives..."  All Reviews [...]
Yorkie Owner Reviews 2

"Our Yorkies are nine and eleven, and are the joy of my life. They are very smart and cuddly dogs. They can be feisty at times but in a playful way. They each have there own unique personalities. They are so cute and train so easily. They are very well-behaved and hardly ever bark..."  All Reviews [...]

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