Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier History/Evolution:

Despite its long coat and lovely looks, the Yorkshire Terrier began as a hunter of rats and other vermin in Yorkshire, England. The breed is the result of crosses that likely include the Waterside Terrier, Clydesdale Terrier, Paisley Terrier, and Black-and-Tan English Terrier. The Yorkshire Terrier soon became a popular show dog and companion of the wealthy. Don’t be fooled, though — the breed is still a Terrier, with Terrier instincts.


Yorkshire Terrier Size:

Tiny, 8 to 9 inches, 5 to 7 pounds.

Yorkshire Terrier Color:

Blue and tan.

Yorkshire Terrier Temperament:

Busy, inquisitive, and bold; can be stubborn and surprisingly aggressive for its size. May bark a lot, but can be trained not to.

Yorkshire Terrier Energy level:


Yorkshire Terrier Best owner:

Active owner or family with gentle, considerate children.

Yorkshire Terrier Needs:

Daily short, leashed walks or play sessions; firm and fair discipline, brushing every other day, routine dental care, attention.

Yorkshire Terrier Life expectancy:

12 to 15 years.