Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie): Dog Breed Information

Country of origin: Great Britain
Shoulder height: 20 – 24 cm
Weight: up to 3 kg
Age: 13 – 14 years
Color: steel gray with tan markings
Use: Companion dog

The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the smallest dog breeds and originates from Great Britain. It is a popular and widespread companion and Belgeit dog, but due to its original breeding background, it belongs to the terrier breed group. As such, it is also very confident, lively, spirited, and endowed with a large dose of personality.

Origin and history

The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as the Yorkie, is a miniature terrier from Great Britain. It is named after the English county of Yorkshire, where it was first bred. These tiny creatures go back to real working terriers that were originally used as pied pipers. By crossing with the Maltese, the Skye Terrier, and other terriers, the Yorkshire Terrier developed relatively early into an attractive and popular companion and companion dog for women. A good portion of the dashing terrier temperament has been preserved in the Yorkshire Terrier.


Weighing around 3 kg, the Yorkshire Terrier is a compact, small companion dog. The fine, shiny, long coat is typical of the breed. The coat is steel gray on the back and sides, and tan to golden on the chest, head, and legs. Its tail is equally hairy, and its small V-shaped ears are erect. The legs are straight and almost disappear under the long hair.


The lively and spirited Yorkshire Terrier is intelligent and docile, socially acceptable, cuddly, and very personal. Towards other dogs, he is self-confident to the point of overestimating himself. It is very alert and loves to bark.

The Yorkshire Terrier has a strong personality and needs to be raised with loving consistency. If he is pampered and not put in his place, he can become a petty tyrant.

With clear leadership, he is a loving, adaptable, and robust companion. The Yorkshire Terrier loves to exercise, likes to go for walks and is fun for everyone. It can also be kept well as a city dog ​​or apartment dog. The fur requires intensive care but does not shed.

Ava Williams

Written by Ava Williams

Hello, I'm Ava! I have been writing professionally for just over 15 years. I specialize in writing informative blog posts, breed profiles, pet care product reviews, and pet health and care articles. Prior to and during my work as a writer, I spent about 12 years in the pet care industry. I have experience as a kennel supervisor and professional groomer. I also compete in dog sports with my own dogs. I also have cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits.

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