Yorkie Pin

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Yorkie Pin History

The origins of this Scottish terrier are unknown, but there are several theories. One theory is that the ancestors of the Yorkshire Terrier came from Germany. The first recorded Yorkie was in 1865 in a litter of 4 pups. The then-owners, a Mrs. Haigh from Leeds, sold the puppies to Dr. Kirkpatrick for 10 shillings each. Another story is that the dogs come from Italy and were brought to Scotland around 1840. The Scottish Kennel Club recognized the Yorkshire Terrier in 1885, and the Kennel Club followed suit in 1888.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Yorkie Pin Physical Characteristics

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small, toy-sized hybrid breed of dogs that typically stands between 6 and 8.5 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 3 and 6.5 pounds. They have a narrow, compact body and short, straight legs. Their head is round and wide and they have large, erect ears. Their body is cushioned with silky, long hair that is white, silver, parti-colored, or all white. The Yorkshire Terrier is energetic, alert and inquisitive. They are playful, loving and lively.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 7 – 13 inches

Female Height Range: 7 – 13 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 6 – 10 lbs

Female Weight Range: 6 – 10 lbs

Yorkie Pin Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Yorkie Pin Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Epilepsy, Hypoglycemia, Eye Problems, Hypothyroidism, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Collapsed Trachea, Cataracts, Mitral Valve Disease, Corneal Dystrophy, Reverse Sneezing

Yorkie Pin Temperament and Behaviour

The Yorkshire Terrier is a fiesty, energetic, and fearless breed. They are spirited and feisty, but are also very brave and protective of their family members. They are loyal to their owners and don’t like to stray very far from them. They are very good with children of all ages, but are known to be a bit aggressive with smaller animals and other dogs.

Yorkie Pin Activity Requirements

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small, energetic dog that loves to play. They are known for being smart, independent, and brave. While they do not need as much exercise as larger breeds, they do enjoy being active and playing. A daily walk or jog is a good way to exercise a Yorkie Pin. They also enjoy games of catch and chasing a tennis ball or Frisbee. A fenced-in backyard where they can play is also a good way to keep them healthy. While Yorkies do not require much exercise, they do like to play. A fenced yard where they can run around is a great addition to any home. If you are looking for a small, energetic companion, a Yorkie might be the right dog for you.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Yorkie Pin is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Yorkie Pin is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Yorkie Pin is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Yorkie Pin is part of the Unclassified group.

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