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Yorkshire Terrier

Feisty and full of character, Yorkshire Terriers make great companion dogs.

About the Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier has a magnificent coat that requires regular grooming. Despite its Toy dog appearance, it’s still a terrier at heart and retains its hunting instinct, whether that’s for a toy in the house or a rodent in the garden.

Yorkshire Terriers don’t always mix well with children, especially active and noisy ones! This terrier’s dominant instincts can sometimes pose a challenge around other pets and dogs. Having said that, a dog’s temperament is often a product of its training and upbringing, so Yorkshire Terriers can make great family pets when trained well.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
FCI Group 3, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Size category
Very small
Avg life expectancy
15–16 years

Alert / Intelligent / Lively / Even-tempered / Friendly

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • May not get along well with children
  • Needs little exercise

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