Yorkies (Yorkshire Terrier)
Personality: In my experience, Yorkies are very Intelligent and make loving companions that are very loyal to their “Human” masters! Yorkies can be quite clever and very bold for their size. Yorkies do not know they are small and have a “Big dog” attitude. They are also good guard dogs, since they will bark when they sense Danger!
Size: Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) are small dogs average size being from 4-7lbs as an adult and standing about 8-10 inches tall. Yorkies who are smaller than 4lbs may have health issues and need more care due to their smaller size.
Yorkies have a soft silky non-shed haircoat. Can be kept long by daily brushing and bathing twice monthly using a good shampoo with a conditioner. The “Puppy cut” is very popular, especially in Texas and is easy to care for. The coloring of the coat varies like a rainbow coming in Black and Gold, Blue and Gold, Parti color, Gold, Gold Parti color and Chocolate Yorkies.
Yorkies are good for apartment living due to their small size, and with a daily walk or a romp in the backyard be happy and content. They enjoy playing with toys, and balls are one of my Yorkies favorite toys at chiaspet.
Yorkies average Lifespan is 12-15 years.
Because of their small size very young children (in my opinion) are not recommended for this breed.
If you are looking for a loyal, Intelligent companion a Yorkie may be a good choice for you and your family.