The Yorkshire Terrier is a long-haired toy terrier whose blue and tan coat is parted on the face and from
the base of the skull to the end of the tail and hangs evenly and quite straight down each side of the body. They may
be tiny but they are a big dog in a little package. Newborn Yorkshire Terriers are born black in color with tan on the
eyebrows, jaws, chest, and feet. They are fully mature in two years. Yorkshire Terriers are compact in size, sweet
in nature and cheerful in character.
- Colors: Blue/Gold, Black/Tan, and Black/Gold
- Coat: Glossy, fine and silky
- Temperament: Yorkshire Terriers are intelligent, confident, affectionate, lively, brave, spirited, loving,
and very loyal.
- With Children: Not very compatible with small children.
- Care and Training: Frequent daily brushing will keep the coat in beautiful condition. Yorkshire Terriers
do best when exercise is geven, though it need not be special. A run through an apartment or house will be normally
be sufficient. Extra excercise may be necessary in cold or bad weather.
- Health Issues: Eye irritations, patella luxation, premature dental disease and some puppies are born
with open fontanels.
- Life Span: 12-15 years
- Litter Size: 3-5 puppies
- Country of Origin: Great Britian
- History: The Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) became a fashionable pet in the late Victorian era in Yorkshire,
England. It is said that they were bred from the Manchester Terrier, Skye Terrier, Maltese, Paisley and Clydesdale Terrier.
Yorkshire Terriers made their appearance in the United States in the early 1870s and today have became one of the most popular