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Yorkshire Terrier Puppies

Courageous ~ Energetic ~ Independent ~ Playful

Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) are feisty, adventurous and spunky little dogs; they are sporty and wild, cuddly and affectionate, they love to travel and explore and they are highly devoted family-oriented dogs. Yorkshire Terrier puppies have amazing colorful personalities, they are loving, fun, playful and fond of attention, they love to perform tricks and they are great at canine sports. Yorkies are elegant toy-sized dogs, they have an average weight between 4 to 6 pounds and an average height between 8 to 9 inches, and they have a glamorous long silky hypoallergenic coat, sparkly dark eyes, a little black nose and small pointy ears.

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BREED INFORMATION

YORKSHIRE TERRIER


Temperament

Courageous, Energetic, Independent, Playful

Adult Weight 4-6 lbs
Adult Height 8-9 in
Life Expectancy 10-16 yrs
Rating 5.0 ( reviews)
Maintenance    
Low High
Training    
Easy Hard
Shedding    
Min Max
Adaptability    
Easy Hard
Active    
Low High

The Yorkshire Terrier also known to many as the Yorkie, said to have Scottish ancestry, was brought to England by breeders in the 19th century. It was originally bred and used to catch mice in clothing mills. Due to its energetic and brave temperament, it excelled at this task. Today, the Yorkie is one of the most popular and sought-after dog breeds in the United States. Its long silky coat which is usually blue and tan in color gives this puppy a unique physical appearance. These charming little dogs crave attention and are very affectionate towards humans; thus, making them the perfect addition to your family.

Appearance and Grooming

This toy sized terrier has a long, silky and soft blue and tan coat that is parted on the face and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail and hangs evenly and quite straight down each side of body. The body is neat, compact and well proportioned. An interesting fact is that their coats become lighter in color as they age. Though, shedding is minimal, their long hair requires daily brushing in effort to prevent tangles and knots. Regular grooming every for 6 to 8 weeks is also very important to keep a healthy coat and clipped nails.

Temperament

This self-assured, intelligent breed is a combination of charming looks and adventurous terrier spirit. This breed can certainly show a wide range of personalities from cuddly and perky and wanting nothing more than to adoringly follow in their families everywhere, to an outgoing and sometimes mischievous temperament. Early socialization and training will make for a well-rounded addition to your family. But be careful not to spoil them to much as they can encourage them to form bad behaviors.

Family and Companionship

These elegant dogs are very affectionate towards their owners and families as one would expect from a companion dog, but true to their terrier heritage, they're sometimes suspicious of strangers, and will bark at strange sounds and intruders. They require lots of attention and time with their family. It is best not to leave them for long hours as they will become quite anxious and yappy. Because of their small size they will do best with older children unless supervised during play time with younger children.

Exercise

Daily exercise will help your Yorkie release pent-up energy, maintain muscles, keep the heart healthy, keeps the metabolism working efficiently and intense that they are panting. A moderate walk twice a day is perfect. These dogs like routine, so ideally one in the morning and one in the evening.

Training and Socialization

These puppies respond best to repetition, praise and plenty of positive reinforcement. They are very in tune with the trainer and the challenges of training as they are driven by the mental stimulation. Early socialization is equally important as it offers the opportunity to become accustomed to people, other dogs and traffic. It also provides this curious pup with mental stimulation by way of sight, scent, sound, which aids in the training process.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average lifespan is 11 to 15 years.

They can be. This breed is very territorial, independent and fearless which can lead to aggressive behaviors. Proper training and socialization at an early age can help to eliminate these aggressive behaviors.

The adult Yorkshire Terrier measures between 8 to 9 inches in height and weighs between 3 to 7 lbs.

This breed has a long fine single coat that often has a glossy or silky texture.

Yes. This has a lot to do with their hunting and terrier lineage. They bark when they are excited, agitated or just want to communicate.

No. A Yorkshire Terriers coat is actually made of hair and not fur so they only shed minimally, much the same as human hair loss.

No dog is truly hypoallergenic, however because this breed has hair they will carry less pet dander, which makes them an excellent breed for those who suffer with allergies.

These small and mighty dogs are brave and confident. They are fearless and fun and always willing and ready to play. Alternatively, they also enjoy plenty of lap time on the couch and cuddles with their owners and family.

This breed has a moderate energy level so they will need a couple of walks each day. Short strolls in addition to some indoor or outdoor active play each day will be plenty to keep them healthy.

Though they are known for their independence, they don’t like being left alone. They can develop separation anxiety or destructive behaviors if left alone for long periods of time. They’d be much happier going wherever you go.

They can be, but it requires a fair amount of training and socialization for both the Yorkshire Terrier and the child or children. This breed can become easily agitated and aggressive if provoked.

Yes, they are most commonly referred to as a “Yorkie”.

Yes. Puppies are born black and their coats turn blue-and-tan as they mature.

The Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire county in northern England during the 19th century.

The Yorkshire Terrier's ears will begin to stand between the ages of 6 and 8 months.

REVIEWS

YORKSHIRE TERRIER


Date: 10/6/2017
Name: FrannyLu
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Susan Kenealy & Michele Wierzgac
Loc: Tampa, Florida

Thank you for a beautiful and smart pup! FrannyLu has brought much joy into our home and to our family and friends. Everyone wants a kiss from FrannyLu!

Date: 11/22/2016
Name: Chloe
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Brandie Wehner
Loc: Pittsburgh, Pa

We picked up Chloe almost 2 weeks ago. She had her first vet appointment today and they said she is very healthy. She is the cutest tiniest puppy with the sweetest personality. The people at Premiere Pups have been great about calling to check on our girl and answering any questions we have. I would definitely recommend them and I have. We love our Chloe. She is perfect for our family.

Date: 2/15/2017
Name: Was Rosco now Patches
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Kendra Fers
Loc: Red Bank NJ

We got Patches three years ago and he is honestly the best dog. We consider him as our son and he is spoiled rotten. We just recently had a baby girl and Patches is in love with her. He definitely completes our little family. Thank you Premier pups.

Date: 10/2/2018
Name: Ghost (aka Reynaldo)
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Paula dinu
Loc: New york

Since receiving our Yorkie, on August 10,2018, the House has been full of love and happiness. He arrived with a crate, familiar toys, food and medications. He was extremely clean and had a good temperament. He adjusted easily to the home and has become a part of the family immediately! The breeder would email daily and call to check on our puppy for the first 2 weeks and offered assistance as needed. Premier pups is an excellent, reputable breeder with beautiful puppies. Our puppy is a handsome little guy and so well behaved! We love our purchase and are so thankful to have found premier pups!

Date: 1/24/2019
Name: Chaise (formerly Zorro)
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Cody and Aimee Ash
Loc: Clarksburg, WV

On August 19, 2018, we made the 3.5 hour drive to pick up our new precious baby. The experience was so easy and the staff was wonderful at helping us every step of the way. He is the sweetest little pup and such a blessing to our entire family.

Date: 3/21/2019
Name: Bear
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Tiffani jenkins
Loc: Summit point, WV

Bear formally Rudy, is a teacup yorkie. Thank u so much. He is the best little family member we could have ever asked for. He is the cutest, sweetest little baby boy. He is so spoiled rotten. If I ever decide to add another little baby to the house, I will be returning to premier pups. It was a very easy process. I drove down and picked Bear up. Everyone there is so great and helpful. Thank u again. We love our little boosie bear.

Date: 1/1/2017
Name: Was Lisa when bought but changed to Zoey
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Terry lee Coffey jr
Loc: Massillon ohio

I got my puppy around May 21fst 2014 and when I got her she was named Lisa but changed it to Zoey . This place was awesome and very polite and kind. In May I well have Zoey for 3 years. She's very energetic and fun . She loves to play and is very energetic . She is very bossy. Lol wants car rides and such. I love my baby. Thank u. I so recommend them to anyone looking for a puppy. Very nice people to work with . I give you guys a 5 star rating . I'll be looking u guys up in the future when it's time to get another fur babie.. thank u

Date: 5/19/2017
Name: Peanut and Buddy
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Rhiannon Garcia
Loc: montgomery

Last August we bought our first puppy ever together as a family, Peanut ( Teacup Yorkie) and then we came back 8 months later and we bought our littlest one Buddy( Micro Teacup Yorkie) yesterday. I am so so happy when i tell you honestly how very Pleased i am with them. They are the REAL thing. In the very beginning when we were purchasing Peanut, we were so nervous not only for her size but also the responsibility that comes with it, and lets not talk about all of the scams out there. When i tell you that Premiere Pups from Ohio is the real thing, I mean it. Both puppies came to me Happy and Healthy, Both puppies eat so well and are so playful. All they want to do is eat, play, and then sleep due to how active they are. The staff are so friendly and professional and answered all of our questions anytime we needed them to. Please believe me when i say that they are the real thing and really do care about their puppies health and happiness. My family is so so happy and thankful to all of the staff that were a part of this, because i know how much these two puppies mean to our lives, especially to my two kids and I will NEVER purchase from anyone but them and i really hope that you will do the same.

Date: 3/13/2017
Name: Joey/new name roial
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Brandi mcClendon
Loc: Hartford,ct

I am so pleased with the services from premier pup I live my new baby I always wanted a teacup yorkie the price was right he came home and settled right in with no Oelwein I highly recommend there services it was quick and surrogate to the point.....thank you for our new family member

Date: 3/9/2016
Name: Bella
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Tasha Ramos
Loc: Chicago

I have purchased two dogs from Premier Pups, Bentley who is three years old Bella who just turned one. Both transactions were very smooth. I had Bentley shipped to me and walked right up and picked him up once he arrived at the airport. Bella we picked up. Bella was the puppy of the owners dog NuNu and I cant say how HAPPY I am to have her, she has an awesome personality and runs the show at home. Mike was very accommodating in the pick up process. We love both of our dogs very much and spoil them all the time. I can't imagine my life without either of them. If your thinking about buying a dog from Premier Pups, I would highly recommend them. I have referred friends who have purchased dogs thru Premier Pups and they were amazed at how smooth the process was.

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