Thinking about purchasing an Yorkshire Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Yorkshire Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Yorkshire Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Yorkshire Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Yorkshire Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Yorkshire Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Yorkshire Terrier Profile
The Yorkshire Terrier is a long-haired toy terrier whose blue and tan coat is parted on the face and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail and hangs evenly and quite straight down each side of the body. They are a small and well-balanced breed, having square proportions. They have naturally erect ears, a black nose, and a flat and small skull. The puppies of Yorkshire Terriers are born black and tan, but soon gain more adult colors as they get older. Newborn Yorkshire Terriers are born black in color with tan on the eyebrow, jaws, chest and feet. They are fully mature in two years. The Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) is one of the world's smallest dogs and should not exceed 7 lbs in weight. Yorkshire Terriers may be tiny but they are a big-dog in a little-dog package. The Yorkie is an intelligent and confident pet. They are spirited and spunky, affectionate and lively. Although small, they are still terriers! They can be scrappy, courageous and assertive. They get along with everyone, but they may get nippy if not trained or socialized correctly. Yorkshire Terriers are compact in size, sweet in nature and cheerful in character.
Other Names: Yorkie
Type: Companion Dog
Height: 6 - 9
Colors: Dark steel
blue from back of head to root of their tail. Face, chest and feet are bright
Yorkshire Terriers are intelligent,
confident, and affectionate. Lively and spirited, the Yorkshire Terrier is no
wimp. They do sound the alarm if the need be, and though small can be hardy.
They are brave and self-assured, and posses the typical terrier attitude. They
are devoted, assertive, and courageous. They can be demanding and/or nippy if
they are not correctly socialized or trained, and should be kept from children
if this is the case.
Watch-dog: Very High.
Care and Training: Frequent
daily brushing will keep the coat of the Yorkie in beautiful condition. They
need consistent grooming. 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. Extra care must be taken for the Yorkshire Terrier in cold or
Activity: Very High. This
little breed has a lot of energy to use, and fortunately a small amount of room
is needed for this.
Yorkshire Terrier Health Issues: Eye irritations, hypoglycemia, Legg-Perthes disease, liver shunt, patellar luxation, premature dental disease and some puppies are born with open fontanels (parts of the skull).
Life Span: 12 -15 years.
These dogs, like most smaller dogs, can live a long life.
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