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Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier
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The Yorkshire Terrier is an ornamental dog breed of English origin. The breed is closely related to a number of breeds such as the Skater, the Maltese, the Manchester Terrier, and others. The breed has a very compact and graceful appearance and size, and it is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. This breed is long-haired and has no undercoat, and therefore these dogs hardly ever shed, and their hair is very similar to human hair. The color of a Yorkshire Terrier's coat can range from super-light to dark brown. Although they have no undercoat, it is advisable to brush them regularly or braid them with curlers to prevent hair tangles. 


The Yorkshire Terrier, despite its diminutive size, has a rather confident and determined character. The breed is very friendly and can be a great friend to both you and your children. Yorkshire Terriers are very active, plucky, and very curious. This breed really needs the attention of the owner, and loves to spend time actively. With this breed, you can find an active lifestyle, because they do not like to sit in one place, and are always ready to play with the owner. 


Yorkshire Terriers can be super mini, mini, or standard size. A super mini Yorkshire Terrier can weigh as little as 1.5 pounds, a mini dog can weigh from 1.5 to 2.1 pounds, and a standard dog of this breed weighs up to 3 pounds. The height of the Yorkshire Terrier is 20-23 centimeters at the withers. Some dogs of this breed can weigh less than 1, 5 kilograms, but this is a peculiarity of the breed.

Monthly Weight

Age Weight
Newborn puppy 115 grams
1 month 370 grams
2 months 610 grams
3 months 850 grams
4 months 1110 grams
5 months 1300 grams
6 months 1450 grams
18 months 1820 grams


Yorkshire Terriers have an average lifespan of 13-16 years, and with good proper care can live much longer. This breed, even if it encounters health problems, they are not fatal. Nevertheless, heredity can have a big impact on your pet's longevity, but try to provide good quality care and give enough attention to your pet. 


The Yorkshire Terrier breed has an average litter size of 2 to 4 pups. Because of their small size and accelerated metabolism, Yorkies are not considered an easy breed to breed. The coat of the puppies is colored in black and brown colors that can be combined in different ways. As they mature, the dark color gradually begins to take on bluish hues and the brown begins to lighten. The Yorkshire Terrier is a breed that is ideal for pets and also loves attention and an active lifestyle.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #9
2017: #9
2016: #9
2015: #7
Origin:United Kingdom
Breed Group:Toy (AKC:1885)
Companion (UKC)
Life span:12-16 years
Height:20-23 cm (8-9 inches)
Weight:2-3 kg (4-7 pounds)
Colors:Black & Gold
Black & Tan
Blue & Gold
Blue & Tan
Litter Size:4-6 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $1000 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Oscar Rosie
2 Cody Ellie
3 Gus Lulu
4 Sam Annie
5 Beau Roxie
6 Rex Kona
7 George Sandy
8 Luke Hazel
9 Samson Mocha
10 Gunner Josie
11 Rudy Katie
12 Chase Bonnie
13 Brady Penelope
14 Mac Ava
15 Chewy Nikki