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Breed origin: Yorkshire, England
Original purpose: Companion dog and ratter.
AKC recognized: 1885
AKC group: Toy
Weight: 4 to 7 lbs
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Puppies are born black and tan and mature to dark steel-blue and tan.
10 to 15 years.
The Yorkshire Terrier is brave, determined, investigative, energetic, loyal, and affectionate. They are active dogs, but due to their small size, their exercise requirements can easily be met. They adapt easily to all kinds of living situations, travel well, and make suitable pets for many homes. They tend to be picky eaters, and some may be aggressive towards other dogs.
Good with other dogs?
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OK in apartments?
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Suitable canine sports/activities:
conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, earthdog, therapy, flyball, disc, rally
Brush the long, silky coat once or twice daily to prevent mats. Most owners keep the hair trimmed short to make it easier to maintain. Bathe once a month.
Known health problems:
Bronchitis, cataracts, keratitis sicca, portosystemic shunt, allergies, patellar luxation, lymphangiectasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, tracheal collapse.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Yorkshire Terrier Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Yorkshire Terrier Club of America Rescue