Yorkshire Terrier


Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small, toy-sized dog. The long, glossy coat is fine and silky and falls straight down on either side. The coat comes in a steel blue and tan color. The body and tail are blue and the rest of the dog is tan. Puppies are brown, black and tan.

The hair on the head is so abundant that it is almost always necessary to gather it in a band to keep from going into the dog’s food bowl and to give the animal maximum visibility. Some owners choose to trim the hair on top of the head.


The Yorkie is a good dog for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard. The Yorkie is sensitive to the cold and prefers warm climates. They can live up to 12-15 years


Regular grooming is needed. A clipped coat needs daily to weekly combing and brushing. The topknot is usually tied back with a ribbon. Full show coats need hours of grooming. Most pet owners usually choose to clip them short, giving them a shaggy look. They should have their teeth cleaned regularly. This breed sheds little to no hair.


The Yorkie was created by workingmen of north England, who developed the breed for catching the terrible rats and mice that infested clothing mills and mine shafts. These hunting dogs could penetrate into badger and fox burrows.

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