The Yorkshire Terrier is a beloved dog breed known for its affectionate, energetic, brave temperament and long, silky coat. Classified as a toy breed, the Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog with an average weight of 4-7 pounds and a height of 8-9 inches.
This breed typically has a 11-15 year life span and requires low amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Yorkshire Terrier has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Yorkshire Terrier’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Yorkshire Terrier Breed Information
Breed Group: toy
Average Weight (lbs): 4-7
Average Height (in): 8-9
Life Expectancy (years): 11-15
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Yorkshire Terrier Appearance
Coat Type: long, silky
Coat Colors: blue and tan, black and tan, blue and gold, black and gold
Yorkshire Terrier Temperament and Personality
Temperament: affectionate, energetic, brave
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires consistency in training
Exercise Needs: low
Grooming Needs: high
Yorkshire Terrier Health
Common Health Issues: patellar luxation, hypoglycemia, portosystemic shunt
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.