The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills. Ideally its maximum size is 7 pounds, although some may exceed this and grow up to 15 pounds.
Life span: 13 – 16 years
Temperament: Bold, Independent, Confident, Intelligent, Courageous
Weight: 3.17 kg
Height: Male: 17 cm (Adult)
Colours: Black & Tan, Blue & Tan, Black & Gold, Blue & Gold
Origin: Yorkshire, England
Health concerns: Hypoglycemia. Abnormally low level of blood sugar is a common health problem in Yorkies and similar toy dogs. Legg-Perthes Disease. Skin Allergies. Retinal Dysplasia. Liver Shunt. Kneecap Dislocation. Collapsed Trachea.
Did you know: Yorkshire Terrier is the sixth-most popular dog breed by registrations (92,438) worldwide.