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Yorkshire Terrier - intelligent and confident dog breed

Country of origin: England

Height: 17-23 cm

Weight: up to 3,1 kg

Lifespan: 12-16 years

FCI classification: Group 3, Section 4, toy terriers

Appearance of the Yorkshire Terrier

Head: rather small, flat skull, muzzle not too long and not too short, nose black.

Eyes: dark, medium-sized.

Teeth: strong.

Ears: small, erect, V-shaped, not too far set, covered with light reddish hairs.

Neck: medium length, muscular, elegant.

Body: compact, with a fairly rounded chest.

Limbs: very strong, straight, parallel, paws rounded and compact, black nails.

Tail: usually cut to half-length, covered with darker-coloured hairs, raised above the dorsal line.

Coat: silky, fine, straight, glossy coat that does not fall on the sides.

A brief history of the Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the world's most popular breeds among miniature puppy lovers.

The breed originated just over a hundred years ago. Yorkshire Terriers are found all over the world, probably because they are so small, but that doesn't stop them from having a character similar to that of large dogs. They are curious, determined, loyal, playful.

The breed was bred in Yorkshire (England) at the end of the 19th century. In the 1970s, the breed was introduced to the USA and in the 1940s, the breed was introduced to Germany. It is not known exactly when the breed entered Lithuania.

Character of the Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers are loving and loyal, brave and confident puppies. They are suitable for both experienced and inexperienced dog breeders.

They are very lively and inquisitive puppies who love to play. They make excellent companions.

Yorkshire Terriers are very intelligent dogs, but they are sometimes difficult to train because of their independent character.

Despite being very small, they often seek to dominate other dogs as if they were ignoring their status.

Yorkshires get on well with other household pets.

This breed can be kept with children, who will be very gentle with this puppy, as they already understand that it is easy to hurt such a small, fragile puppy.

Yorkshire Terrier care:

On the plus side, unlike most other dog breeds, these puppies hardly shed at all, but that doesn't mean that Yorkshire Terriers are easy to care for.

Despite the fact that these puppies do not require special care at the beginning of their lives, it is still advisable to accustom a small Yorkshire to grooming procedures from an early age.

It usually takes about 6 months for a Yorkshire to grow a long coat. A Yorkshire's coat needs to be cared for in order to make it silky and straight.

It may take a considerable amount of time to care for a Yorkshire Terrier's coat, but if the puppy is not going to be in any competitions, it can be shorn.

For a Yorkshire coat to look good, it should be brushed almost every day. A special coat care oil will also do the trick. The oil protects the coat and prevents it from curling.

For bathing a Yorkshire Terrier, you should use a special hair conditioner or at least a moisturising shampoo. It is recommended to bathe your Yorkshire Terrier at least once a week.

The Yorkshire Terrier does not require a lot of exercise, but loves walks.

A lot of time should be spent playing with the Yorkshire Terrier, which will satisfy its desire to move around a lot.

Provide your puppy with all kinds of toys, but also remember that he values playing with his owner the most.

Yorkshire Terrier health, diseases

The most common diseases in Yorkshire Terriers are:

Dislocation of the neck.

Liver disease


Problems with teeth and gums

Low blood sugar


Sensitivity to medicines


Yorkshire Terriers do not like the cold, so if the weather is bad, cold or rainy, it is essential to dress your puppy.

Given that they are very small and fragile, they need to be protected from injuries, even if they jump off a chair or sofa unsuccessfully, they can break bones.

They should not be allowed to have unsupervised contact with small pets such as hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits.

Yorkshire Terriers are practically non-breeding and can be kept by people with pet allergies.

Due to the very high popularity of these puppies, they should not be taken off the radar. Many Yorkshire Terrier owners have lost their puppies because they were lost or stolen.

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