General Information

Yorkshire Terrier General Information

  • Name: Yorkshire Terrier
  • Height: 6-9 inches
  • Weight: 3-7 pounds
  • Color: Dark steel blue from back of head to root of their tail. Face, chest and feet are bright tan.
  • Coat: Glossy, fine and silky.
  • Personality: Yorkshire Terriers are intelligent, confident, affectionate, lively, brave and spirited.
  • With Children: Yes, does best with an only child and no roughhousing or hectic activity.
  • With Animals: Yes, they should be even tempered and co-exist peacefully with other breeds.
  • Special Skills: Rat catcher and family pet.
  • Watch-dog: Very High.
  • Guard-dog: Low.
  • Care and Training: Frequently daily brushing will keep the coat in beautiful condition. Yorkshire Terriers do best when some type of exercise is given, though it need not be special. A romp through an apartment or house will suffice.
  • Learning Rate: High, easily trained but be careful not to spoil.
  • Health Issues: Liver Shunt, Collapsing Treacheal, Patella Luxation.
  • Life Span: 12 – 15 years
  • Litter Size: 2 – 3