Yorkshire Terrier Puppies For Sale
Alert, Courageous, Energetic, Loyal, Intelligent, Independent and Playful
|Adult Weight||4-6 lbs|
|Adult Height||8-9 in|
|Life Expectancy||10-16 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 (64 reviews)|
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.
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.
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.
We absolutely love our Bella, formerly Goldie. She will turn 3 years old this January 19th, 2016. She is a perfect addition to our family and greets everyone with her bone when they come in the house. She loves to be outside and was quite amused playing in the snow for the first time. She loves the car and travels with us everywhere we go, from the cabin in WI to seeing Grandma and the other residents at the nursing home. She is a very big hit with the ladies at the home!!! She is great with the grandkids and makes sure she cleans up any snacks they might drop on the floor. We always say she can't handle her licker because her tongue is always liking someone or something. I can not thank Premier Pups enough for allowing me to buy my sweet Bella. She came to me at a very difficult time. I was recovering from a very complicated back surgery and she helped me heal and stayed by my side for companionship. Still to this day where ever I sit or lay down she is right by my side.
Thank you for the sweetest little addition to my family! He is so lovable and playful. I'm very impressed with the whole experience with Permier Pets and how helpful they have been with the transition of my little bundle of joy! Trish
I got Nugget Chipperman (formerly Trigger) 3 years ago as a companion to my older Yorkie, Simba, but then decided he eventually needed a younger brother as Simba was getting a little older. So, then came Scrappy Doodles (formerly Jenkins), who is now just under 2-years-old, and since I was on a roll with having the youngsters, I decided “why not have 2 puppies since I haven’t slept in 6 months as it is?!” In came Woogie Bandit, and they are the closest pack of brothers I could ever hope for! I have no regrets at all getting any of my three boys from Premier Pups, and I’m sure in the future....far future now, as I am just starting to sleep again after Woogie just turned 1 in October....they’ll get another brother one day.
He was a birthday/Christmas gift for my sons birthday he’s was the smallest and the cutest pup. Chewy is very happy and the most playful when he arrived to us he was only 1lb and a few ounces now he’s 4 months old weighing 3lbs we love him so much.
We bought bear back in February of 2018. He was the best decision we’ve ever made. He is so smart and nutty (especially after his bath). He is like a little kid because he always looks in our bags for a new toy when we get back from the store. He gets so excited for a new toy. He will get on the back of the couch with a toy in his mouth to show us when we come in the door. He does have anxiety and doesn’t like car rides at all which I hate because I wanted a dog I could take with me everyplace I went but I do t love him any less. I wouldn’t trade him for the world. Now I have a new grandson in the house (2mths old) and he has adapted to having him there and loves giving him nose and ear kisses. I highly recommend this place for your beloved family member. Bear was and is completely healthy and lovable. If I ever want another I will be coming back here for sure.
Max Chewbacca (Beckem) is almost two years old, and right at 5 pounds. Not quite a micro teacup but definitely a lap dog. He enjoy chasing and playing with Rosie the a two year old Chihuahua, just sitting with us, and hates to be left behind,
Belle has been absolutely wonderful. 2 years later and we are still so happy. Premier pups staff was just amazing. Belle came to us on an airplane. She looked very well taken care and was in a very nice crate with toys a blanket and supplies. . I couldn’t imagine purchasing another pet from anyone else! 2 years later and we are still thrilled! Thx premier pups!!!
We had been searching for Yorkie for some time and then stumbled upon Premier Pets. I fell in love with Twinkle's face. She reminded me so much of my beloved Sadie who had passed away months before. Our other Yorkie Harley had been very lonely. I was a little leery about having her shipped to NJ, but Premier Pets put my mind at ease and on April 10th we met our new furry baby at the airport. She was beautiful! And in perfect health! She was very tiny, but as you can see she's growing fast. She loves her big sister and her big sister loves her! Thank you Premier Pets for making this so easy and thank you for all the follow up calls after she arrived. We are in love with this sweet little girl!
My puppy is now 7 months I love her so much
I am so happy that I went through Premier Pups to get me special fur baby, Penelope! She is a wonderful addition to my life. Very loving and also very playful! Thanks again, Premier Pups!! Couldn't have chosen a better place to get her and I will highly recommend this website to all of my friends and family!