Yorkshire Terriers (or Yorkies) are small, toy-sized dogs known for their long, silky, straight coat, which is a combination of steel blue and tan.
In their hearts, these sweet looking dogs are terriers. They know what they want and will assert themselves to get it. They are confident, active and can be a bit short-tempered and touchy towards other dogs and humans.
Yorkshire Terriers don't understand how small they actually are, and they are filled with over-confidence and bravery. When they feel like it, they will enter into a stand off with a bigger dog without fear, and may sometimes need rescuing! As they think they are giants, Yorkies like to protect their home and owners.
In order to avoid Yorkies becoming annoying terriers who think they own the world, it is important to raise them and treat them like real dogs. If they don't get clear rules, they will show everybody that they are in charge.
Raising Yorkshire Terriers with children is not ideal, as this breed will not tolerate any unfairness.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||12-16 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Low|