The Yorkshire Terrier is possibly an original result of breeding the Maltese with other local terriers, this breed though only weighs about 7-8 pounds and is a handy companion. These dogs are full of energy and love to have fun and is no doubt a toy terrier at heart. Always in high spirits yet with an even disposition, it is an alert breed with dark, sparkling eyes giving a sharp, intelligent expression.
Yorkshire Terrier are amazing to look at when in full on show coat; it is a magnificent sight. Yorkshire owners put in a great deal of work to get the coat looking its best. However, when not in show form and not being exhibited, it is usually just the average happy-go-lucky dog. Therefore, a pet Yorkie resembles nothing like those that attain top honors in the show ring. Color is very important in this breed and should be dark steel-blue, not silver blue. All tan hair should be darker at the roots than in the middle, shading to still lighter at the tips.
Yorkshire Terrier Breed Facts
Temperament: The Yorkshire Terrier is a bold, lively, self-confident Toy dog. Although these terriers are responsive and trainable, try to abstain from overlooking bad behavior. A well-balanced and outgoing temperament is achievable with consistent socialization.
Grooming: The coat of the Yorkshire Terrier is fine-textured, which makes it easy to get matted. Therefore, a daily brushing and a weekly bath is beneficial.
Activity level: Modest. A Yorkies exercise needs only require daily walks and play. Yorkies do not have protective coats; therefore, do not exercise them outdoors during extreme weather. This is a great breed and performs well in rally, agility, and obedience.
Life expectancy: 11- 15 years
Size: 7–8 inches, should not exceed eight pounds
Coat: The Yorkshire’s coat is fine, silky, glossy, long, and straight
Color: The Yorkshire Terrier comes in a variety of colors such as dark steel blue on the body; rich golden tan on the head, face, chest, and legs. The puppies are born dark and eventually develop their adult coloring as they get older.
It is important to find a reputable breeder if you will get a Yorkie. Do not accept a Teacup, red, chocolate, parti-color, and rare gold Yorkies. These varieties of the breed are not acceptable representations of the breed. A reputable breeder would not disseminate these traits, which have health problems. In addition, a trustworthy and professional breeder would not sell a Yorkshire Terrier puppy under 12 weeks old to a potential owner.