Yorkshire Terrier

Description

The Yorkshire Terrier is a breed with an elegant coat and small build. Its coat is probably its most distinctive feature. It is very shiny and soft to the touch. The coat falls straight across the torso, chest, and ears. The coat reaches the ground below the feet. Its head is small in size with an average size muzzle. The ears on this breed are set high and are triangular in shape. It has a neck that is medium in length and extends at an angle to its straight back. This breed has legs that are short and in proportion to its body. Both front and back legs are positioned straight under the breed. Its tail is docked and the breed carries it erect.

Temperament

The Yorkshire Terrier is well known for its spunk. It is a great watch dog that works hard to protect its family. It tends to bark excessively. As long as the breed is introduced to visitors, it is usually very friendly. Otherwise, it may be reserved. It does well with gentle and well-behaved children. Unless it is raised with them, it may be aggressive with other dogs.

Height and Weight

The Yorkshire Terrier is about 6-9 inches tall and weighs 3-7 pounds.

Health Problems

There are some health conditions associated with the Yorkshire Terrier. The breed may develop patella luxation. It is also susceptible to developing conditions of the eye.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Yorkshire is most suitable for indoor living conditions and can adapt to just about any environment. The breed will remain active when kept indoors.

Exercise

The Yorkshire Terrier is a breed with a high energy level. It usually gets the exercise its needs by running around or playing.

Life Expectancy

The Yorkshire Terrier has an average life expectancy of 12-15 years.

Litter Size

The Yorkshire Terrier has an average litter size of 2-3 puppies.

Grooming

The attractive coat of the Yorkshire Terrier only requires brushing to maintain its smooth and silky look.

Origin

The Yorkshire Terrier originates from Great Britain. It was developed from several breeds

Group

Terrier

Color

The acceptable colors for the Yorkshire Terrier are light brown and blue.