I am the Yorkshire Terrier, the smallest member of the Terrier dog family. In fact, I am one of the tiniest dogs around. But don’t let my small size fool you; I have a larger than life personality, which is one of the reasons why I am the most popular toy dog breed in the USA. On top of that, I am devoted to my people besides having elegant looks.
Generally, Yorkshire Terrier is an energetic, intelligent, aggressive, and dominating dog breed. Moreover, this breed is affectionate and eager to please the owner; but it requires a lot of attention. Plus, it can be snappy around kids as well as other animals if not treated respectfully and gently. However, Yorkshire Terrier lives well with other dogs and even cats.
Yorkshire Terriers can adapt well to apartment living. However, this dog can sometimes be yappy, which might not sit well with the neighbors. That said, it is possible to train this breed not to bark, but some Yorkshire terrier can be stubborn. Plus, this breed is neither good at tolerating hot weather nor cold weather. Moreover, the Yorkshire terrier requires maintenance, too, particularly dental care. Usually, this breed doesn’t shed a lot.
Both Yorkshire terrier females and males can stand out about 8 to 9 inches and weigh around 4 to 6 pounds.
Yorkshire terrier, like any other dog from the terrier family, is full of energy. It has a strong tendency to chase, play, pounce, and use its muscles. Plus, it requires regular walks and playtime, though not very long ones. Overall, it is not difficult to tire out a Yorkie.
Yorkshire terrier may be small, but it still requires regular exercise to remain fit, both mentally and physically. Typically, a short walk twice a day is enough to burn off calories. What’s more, in spite of its small size, Yorkie does really well in canine activities.