14 Things You Should Know About the Yorkshire Terrier

Introduction: If you’re like many people, the Yorkie is one of your favorite dog breeds. They’re tiny and cute, but they have a lot of personality. Yorkies are also known for being high-maintenance dogs. If you’re thinking about adopting one, here are a few things you should know. First of all, Yorkies need a lot of exercise – more than most other small dogs.

They also require regular grooming to keep their coats looking neat and tidy. And lastly, Yorkies can be very expensive to own – expect to pay at least $1,000 for a quality puppy from a reputable breeder. So before you adopt a Yorkie, make sure you’re prepared to meet all their needs!

Mini Yorkshire Terrier

Description: The Yorkshire Terrier is a little dog that falls into the category of toy dogs. This breed is roughly seven pounds and reaches 6-7 inches tall. This breed has an average lifespan of 10-14 years. The Yorkshire terrier has a small head with a flat top and a medium-length muzzle. Their teeth unite in a scissor or level bite and can be undershot. They have black noses.

The eyes of the Yorkshire Terrier are dark, medium in size, and not overly noticeable. The rims of the eyes are black. Yorkshire Terrier’s ears are tiny, upright, and V-shaped, and they are held close together. The legs are all straight, and the feet are round with black nails. In nations where it is legal, the tail is docked to a medium length in various countries.

The coat of the Yorkshire Terrier is shiny, delicate, and silky. The hair on the body should be reasonably long and straight. Long hair on the head should be wrapped up with a bow or parted in the center and fastened with two bows to make it easier for the dog to see and feed. The muzzle hair on the Yorkshire Terrier breed is exceptionally long. Puppies are born black and tan, with a dark body color that changes as they get older. The coat colors are blue and tan, with blue on the body and tail.

Yorkshire Terrier Male Dog

History: This breed originated in Yorkshire, England, and was developed by working-class people who needed a dog to catch the horrible rats and mice that infested mills and mine shafts. The Yorkshire terrier is a relatively new breed developed in the nineteenth century. Initially, any terrier with a long coat and blue and tan coloring was classified as a Yorkshire terrier.

Mary Ann Foster, who exhibited Yorkshire Terrier dogs throughout the United Kingdom, was instrumental in defining the breed. Ratting was a popular pastime, and the Yorkshire Terrier breed was employed in ratting events. This dog has steadily shrunk the breed through selective breeding.

Ladies thought them to be a trend extension as they got smaller and could be carried in a handbag. Yorkshire Terriers are now commonly used as companion dogs. The AKC recognized this dog for the first time in 1885. The Yorkshire terrier was first documented in the United States in 1872.

Yorkshire Terrier Female Dog

Yorkshire Terrier Temperament: The Yorkshire Terrier is a little dog with a huge personality. This dog enjoys adventures and has a lot of energy, typical of terriers. This is a fearless and intelligent dog. Yorkshire terriers are highly devoted to their owners and make excellent companions. If the owner is not the pack leader, issues may occur. We witness a dog that is hostile toward unknown dogs and small animals and being yappy.

The Yorkshire Terrier dog, like all dogs, needs leadership from its owner. This dog gets along well with older kids who can show leadership and treat the dog like a dog. If your Yorkshire terrier develops jealousy or becomes overly demanding of human attention, it’s time to reconsider how you’re treating him to restore the proper balance.

Yorkshire terriers are easy to teach but, like all terriers, maybe a little stubborn. Potty training this breed might be challenging. Yorkshire terriers make fantastic watchdogs. The most severe issue that Yorkshire terriers can face is when their owners treat them as if they were a human baby because of their size.

The Yorkshire terrier is a sweet little dog when the owner learns mild leadership techniques. Even though the Yorkshire Terrier is a little dog, it will need to be walked daily. This will help them burn off some of their energy, as this breed has many. Dogs who do not get daily walks are more prone to behavioral issues.

If your Yorkshire terrier is whirling around the house like a bullet, it’s a solid sign that they need more walks. Remember that this dog may be trained, and simple commands like heeling when out walking are required. This dog will enjoy a good run off the leash in a safe open environment.

Toy Yorkshire Terrier Male Dog

Concerns about your health: parvo, kennel cough, pneumonia, early dental rot, weak digestion, and herniated disks can show up in some Yorkshire Terrier dogs. Fractures are common in this breed, and eye infections are widespread.

Maintenance: Due to their silky coat, Yorkshire terriers require daily grooming. There is a topknot on them that is usually knotted. Family pets whose coats aren’t intended for the show are usually shaved short of making them more manageable. Show dogs require hours of preparation for the show ring, which can be learned.

Daily dental care will benefit your Yorkshire Terrier dog, and starting at a young age will help your pet understand that it is part of the routine. The Yorkshire terrier is a beautiful apartment dog because they can cope without a garden if they get good daily walks while being an energetic indoor dog.

Toy Female Yorkshire Terrier Dog

Conclusion: If you’re thinking about adding a Yorkie to your family, be sure to research the breed thoroughly and understand what’s involved in owning one. They can be great dogs – but they’re not right for everyone. Thanks for reading!