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Yorkshire Terrier

Also referred to as Yorkies

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Yorkshire Terrier

All About the Yorkshire Terrier

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Average Height & Weight

The Yorkshire Terrier is considered a SMALL dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 8 to 9 inches.

Weight: Less than 7 pounds.

Females – Height: 8 to 9 inches.

Weight: Less than 7 pounds.

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Yorkshire Terrier


Typical Coloring

Yorkshire Terriers are black and tan, black and gold, blue and gold, and blue and tan.





Yorkshire Terriers are intelligent, confident dogs. They can be bold and stubborn, and they make up for their diminutive stature with an aggression common in many smaller dogs. They are playful dogs and are easy to train.




Activity Level

Yorkshire Terriers require a low amount of activity!

Due to their small size; they get enough exercise walking through the house. They do love to play active games.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

14 to 16 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Yorkshire Terriers include portacaval shunt, tracheal collapse and Leggs-Perthes. Patellar luxation is less common but still occurs within the breed, while progressive retinal atrophy is seen occasionally. Yorkies have a delicate digestive system and do not tolerate table food well.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Yorkshire Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot climates. With their small bodies and fine fur, they have a very low tolerance for cold climates.



Yorkshire Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Yorkshire Terriers are one of the most popular family pets because of their high energy and playfulness. They are shy toward other dogs and pets, though occasionally they overcompensate for their shyness by being overly aggressive.




Fun Facts  


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