Yorkshire Terrier

A.K.A. : Yorkie
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Overview: The Yorkshire Terrier is a tiny dog, but this should not be confused with delicacy. They have a strong sense of self and prefer to be treated with respect and no pampering.
Breed Group: Toy
Weight (lbs): Not to exceed 7
Height (in): 8-9
Colors: Blue and tan. Yorkshire Terriers are born black, gradually attaining their blue and tan coloration as they mature.
Coat: Hair is long and silky, which should be fine, glossy and perfectly straight. The fall on the head is long and may head is long, and hair on muzzle is very long.
Character: Yorkshire Terriers become very attached to their families. Known for their intelligence, they bark readily when they sense danger.
Temperament: This breed is very tolerant of children, as long as the kids respect the dog's territory. They can be overly brave when dealing with larger dogs, but they do get along fine with cats and most other household pets.
Care: The Yorkshire Terrier requires intensive brushing and combing on a daily basis or else the coat should be trimmed professionally. Keep the hair out of the eyes with a bow and check the ears often for loose hairs.
Training: This breed responds best to consistent training. With the right approach, learning comes quickly.
Activity: The Yorkshire Terrier can adjust to the activity level of your family, but does enjoy getting out and romping from time to time.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed is prone to bronchitis and early tooth decay. Some digestive problems and fragile bones may also be seen.
Life Expectancy: 12-15
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