Colour: Blue-Grey and Tan
Lifespan: 14 years
Yorkshire Terriers are courageous, tenacious and stubborn.
Bred by miners to hunt rats, Yorkshire Terriers are feisty, courageous hunters despite their small size. Playful, tenacious and stubborn, these busy little dogs make good watchdogs. Excessive barking will need to be controlled and they require daily grooming sessions to de-tangle their long hair.
Originally bred: to hunt and kill rats.
The Yorkshire Terrier is alert, playful and feisty.
High. Busy at home and outside.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: puppies and adults may be injured by boisterous children
Other pets: may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
Strangers: good if well socialized
Unfamiliar dogs: good if well socialized
Active, affectionate, gentle owner who can provide plenty of exercise and play for this lively little dog.
Tends to bark excessively, especially if under-exercised.
This dog's coat will bring mud and dirt in from outdoors, and requires daily grooming to prevent mats from forming. The long hair on the top of the head needs to be clipped or tied up out of the eyes so the dog can see clearly.
- Q: My terrier has a red rash on her underbelly, can you suggest something to soothe it?
- A: The best course of action would be to make an appointment with your veterinary surgeon to have the rash examined. The rash may be a contact reaction to something she has laid down on, or it may be an allergy... More »
- Our puppy has thrown up 6 times for 48 hours. She eats, drinks, plays, and her nose is wet and cool. Do I need to be concerned?
- Q: My daughter just purchased an 11-week-old Yorkie. She has had the puppy for 48 hours and the dog has thrown up 6 times. She eats, drinks, plays, and her nose is wet and cool. Do I need to be concerned? More »
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