The Yorkshire Terrier is a small, sturdy dog that originated in England. This breed has long been popular as a companion dog, but it is also used to hunt rats and other vermin.
The Yorkie’s coat is soft, silky and very easy to care for. The coat needs brushing once or twice a week and bathing only when necessary (usually once or twice a year).
The Yorkie can be playful but is usually quiet, sweet and docile. However, the breed does have an independent streak that makes them more difficult to train than other breeds.
Yorkshire terriers are generally healthy dogs but are prone to some health issues including patellar luxation (dislocation of the kneecap), hemangiosarcoma (cancer), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and seizures.
Last modified: November 23, 2022