Yorkshire Terrier Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Yorkshire Terrier is that they are highly energetic, brave, loyal, clever and affectionate.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is good with older children provided the children are well behaved and don't tease the dog.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 7 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to dental problems, delicate digestive tract, back injuries, abnormal skull formations, behavioral problems, bronchitis and birthing problems.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be difficult with this breed of dog as they are part of the terrier group. Shedding is minimal, but brush daily to keep the fur free of mats and tangles.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in with lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $875+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. Can develop small dog syndrome.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking if they have owners that do not show proper pack leadership skills.

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