A Yorkshire Terrier looking towards the camera

Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie)

Everything you need to know about Yorkshire Terriers

Life Expectancy
typically 12+ years
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.

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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