The Yorkshire Terrier is a toy breed. He is lively,
smart, demanding of attention and loves to be involved with
whatever you are doing. Some owners pamper this dog to the
point that leads to behavioral problems. He is pretty active
inside and can be noisy. He gets along fairly well with most
strangers, but can be snappy around other dogs. This breed
sometimes guards its food or toys. He is one of the top five
breeds in AKC popularity.
Physical Features and Grooming
Yorkshire Terriers are small dogs standing 7-9 inches and
weighing 3-7 pounds. They have long silky coats and need brushing
almost daily to avoid matting. Coats are dark grey-blue with
tan markings on the head, chest and legs. His ears prick up.
Yorkshire Terrier are prone to eye infections, teeth and
gum disease and slipped stifle, a joint disorder. He may get
cold, so this is a breed that you often see wearing a jacket
or sweater on chilly days.
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