Why You Should Get a Yorkshire Terrier

By Teylor Newsome


The Yorkshire Terrier breed originated in Yorkshire, England in the 19th century. This breed was designed to be small for the purpose of catching rats. The breed’s nickname is Yorkie. Their physical appearance and stature is fairly small which leaves them in the “Toy” group according to the American Kennel Club. Yorkies usually do not exceed 7 pounds, but there has been Yorkies that have been reported to be as heavy as 15 pounds. They also have a blackish-brown/gray coat. However, it could potentially take up to 3 years for the dog’s final color to come in.

The breed’s life expectancy is 13-16 years. Yorkies are known to be “lap dogs.” They are fun-loving dogs, but temperaments vary among the breed. Most Yorkie owners lists their Yorkie as:

  • Active
  • Overprotective
  • Curious
  • Attention-seeking
  • Yappie

Due to these descriptions, Yorkies are not suitable for young children. They are jealous dogs and require an ample amount of attention from the adult owners. They are also small dogs which means they are prone to broken bones if handled by younger children.

Yorkies are also an easy breed to train. They are very intelligent dogs and learn quickly. Since they are an active breed, it is important to remember to keep them active by playing with them and taking them for walks. Yorkies need active stimulation to enjoy a full life. In addition, below is a table containing pros and cons of the Yorkshire Terrier breed.

Pros Cons
Loving towards their owners Protective
Small and easy to transport Tend to have health issues if underweight
Hypoallergenic Yappie

Yorkies is a link to the Wikipedia page on the Yorkshire Terrier.

More Yorkies is another link with info on the Yorkshire Terrier.


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