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Yorkie-ton History

The Yorkshire Terrier, or “Yorkie”, is a toy-sized terrier that originated in the late 19th century in Yorkshire, England. The Yorkie is a sturdy, compact little dog that is very intelligent and agile. The breed was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1885. The origins of the Yorkshire Terrier are not entirely clear. It appears that the ancestors of the modern Yorkie were crossed with Maltese and Manchester Terriers in the 18th century. However, there is some debate as to whether the modern Yorkshire Terrier has any significant connection to the early “Yorkshire” dogs. The popularity of the “Yorkshire” type gradually declined in the 19th century, but it was not until the 1860s that the modern form of the breed was standardized. The first recorded description of the modern Yorkshire Terrier was in 1870, and in 1885 the AKC recognized the breed.

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Yorkie-ton Physical Characteristics

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small, medium-long haired, toy breed of domestic dog. They are 6-9 inches (15-23 cm) tall and weigh 3-7 pounds (1.4-3.2 kg). The distinctive features of the breed are its small size, its fine, straight, silky, and glossy hair, and its round apple-shaped head, small pointed ears, and long, pendant, curled tail. The Yorkshire Terrier usually has tan or liver-colored fur with slight shading, although white, cream, red, chocolate and black-and-tan have also been seen.

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Coat Colors

White, Gray, Red, Black, Blue, Silver, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 8 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 5 – 13 lbs

Female Weight Range: 5 – 11 lbs

Yorkie-ton Health

Description of breed health.


11-19 yrs

Yorkie-ton Health Concerns

Portacaval Shunt, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip Dysplasia, Tracheal Collapse, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Patellar Luxation, Allergies

Yorkie-ton Temperament and Behaviour

The Yorkshire Terrier/Yorkshire Terrior is a generally healthy and energetic breed of dog that is also considered to be hypoallergenic. They are small and sturdy, but are known to be stubborn and willful. They are intelligent and curious, but are also very independent. They can be difficult to train and housebreak, but they tend to be very loyal to their family.

Yorkie-ton Activity Requirements

Yorkshire Terrier-Terriers, also known as “Yorkies,” are small, compact, and full of energy. They make wonderful family pets, but they require a moderate level of exercise and attention. A daily walk or quick play session is a good way to keep your Yorkshire Terrier-Terrier healthy and happy. This should be no more than 30 to 60 minutes, as too much activity can cause them to become overstimulated. This breed is best suited to people who work from home or who have flexible work hours. They need some interaction with people, but they don’t need constant companionship. If you are away from home for long periods of time, a Yorkie may not be the right dog for you.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Yorkie-ton is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Yorkie-ton is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Yorkie-ton is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Yorkie-ton is part of the Unclassified group.

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