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All about Yorkshire Terriers and Yorkie puppies

yorkie puppiesYorkshire Terriers and Yorkie puppies seem oblivious to their size - always eager for adventure and mischief. They are busy, inquisitive, bold stubborn and can be aggressive to strange dogs and other animals - true to their terrier roots! Although they have a reputation for incessant barking, Yorkie puppies can easily be trained not to do this.

The Yorkie was bred in the mid 19th century in the north of England, where miners needed a small, sturdy terrier to keep down the number of rats underground. This early dog was eventually refined by breeders to produce a smaller, prettier animal which was more of a fashion accessory than a worker!

Yorkshire Terriers are a longhaired toy terrier whose blue and tan coat is parted on the face from the base of the skull to the end of the tail and hangs evenly and quite straight on each side of its body. The Yorkie is one of the worlds smallest dogs and should not exceed 7lbs in weight. Yorkie puppies are fully mature in two years, compact in size, sweet in nature and cheerful in character.

yorkshire terriersYorkshire Terriers at a glance

Our 4 Paw Rating - to the  suitability of Yorkshire Terriers for your home and lifestyle

Size 4 Paw Rating
Shoulder height up to 9 inches, weight 5 - 7 lbs

Coat Care 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Yorkshire Terriers have very long silky hair - intensive brushing is required on a daily basis. If this is too time consuming, it should be professionally trimmed. The hair is usually kept out of the eyes with a rubber band or ribbon

Family Life 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Yorkshire Terriers are tolerant of children, providing they show respect! They have been known to be a bit too brave for there own good!

Lifestyle 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Yorkshire Terriers become very attached to their family, bright and intelligent will bark when they sense danger

Health 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Life expectancy 14 - 16 years. 
Tests for liver ultrasound, knee and eye recommended

Exercise 4 Paw Rating
Yorkshire Terriers are happy to walk for miles or just potter around the yard or go on a lead walk - will adapt to the exercise regime of your family

Training 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Providing consistency is shown, Yorkshire Terriers will learn quickly

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