A Yorkshire Terrier looking towards the camera

Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie)

Everything you need to know about Yorkshire Terriers

Size
Small
Life Expectancy
typically 12+ years
Shedding
Long length with low shedding

Yorkshire Terriers, also known as Yorkies, are typically less active dogs. They are small and dainty, with a long, silky coat. Yorkshire Terriers can be a mixture of colours including black, blue, tan and gold.

There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Yorkshire Terriers, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving.

Thinking about giving a Yorkshire Terrier a forever home? Here are some Yorkshire Terrier facts that might help you decide.

Caring for Yorkshire Terriers

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Yorkshire Terrier.

Health issues

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.

To find out more about potential health issues for Yorkshire Terr...

How much food does a Yorkshire Terrier need?

The amount of food a Yorkie needs depends on their: 

  • age
  • size
  • activity levels
  • fitness
  • weight.

You can use the information on dog food packets as a guide, tak...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much exercise does a Yorkshire Terrier need?

Yorkshire Terriers need regular exercise and stimulation, but they might not manage long or strenuous walks or mountain hikes.

Yorkshire Terriers are brachycephalic which means they have flat faces.

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