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Yorkshire Terrier

October 27, 2021

Yorkshire Terrier Physical Characteristics

Browse through these physical characteristics of this tiny dog:

  • Average male and female weight – 3.08 lbs. (1.4 kg)
  • Average male size at withers (base of the neck) – 6.69 inches (17 cm)
  • Average female height at withers – 5.90 inches (15 cm)
  • Coat length – long, straight hair
  • Coat color – tan or blue
  • Grooming needs – high
  • The tiny size of this animal makes it ideal for keeping in an apartment.
  • Yorkies get cold quickly, so it is necessary to provide them with a little dog jersey or keep them warm in front of a heater in the winter months.
  • They have a high tendency to bark and a low tendency to drool or snore.
  • Yorkies were originally bred to hunt vermin.
  • Their lifespan ranges from 14 to 16 years.


Even though the Yorkshire Terrier is a tiny dog, it has some surprising personality traits, such as:

  • It is a feisty animal.
  • This dog tends to be domineering, although it is also affectionate.
  • The Yorkie is an energetic dog, so you should be attentive to its physical needs to walk and play.
  • It is tricky to house train this pet. Fortunately, its poop and pee are also tiny, making it easy to clean up.


The Yorkshire Terrier has its origins in England. It is a mixture of the Dandie Dinmont and Clydesdale terriers, the Maltese poodle, and the black and tan Manchester.

1 Comment

  1. Jerri Miller

    Yorkshire terrier description is not entirely correct. from a 40 year breeder


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