15 Amazing Facts About Yorkshire Terriers You Might Not Know

The Yorkie’s origins as a mouse and pied piper are no longer visible: Today, they are popular around the world as companions for elegant gentlemen – the obligatory, teasing little bow on their head is rarely missing. The glossy, floor-length coat requires careful grooming.

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier

Other names: Yorkie

Origin: United Kingdom, Great Britain

Size: Small dog breeds

Group of domestic dogs, small breed dogs

Life expectancy: 12-16 years

Temperament/Activity: Intelligent, Independent, Brave, Confident, Daring

Height at the withers: 19 – 23 cm

Weight: 1.59 – 3.2 kg (not under 2 kg.)

Dogs Coat Colors: Black and Tan, Blue and Tan, Black and Gold, Blue and Gold

Puppy price around: €500-1500

Hypoallergenic: yes

#1 Many a show dog ekes out its life in a cage. His hair is usually in curlers to prevent hair breakage and tangles.

#2 There is still a real terrier in many Yorkies: they are curious, cheeky and often think they are stronger than they actually are!

#3 Try not to spoil the little guy too much, even if like all miniature breeds he appeals to our protective instincts in the best possible way.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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