Yorkshire Terrier


Benny, and Dutchess and Stella rescued through the United Yorkie Rescue

The Yorkshire Terrier, “Yorkie”, is a high energy and exciting little terrier who thinks it’s as big as a Great Dane.  Demanding but dependent on their human friend, and are great pets for apartment dwellers and the less mobile.  They “tolerate” children as long as the child knows who’s in charge.  A Yorkies’ long and silky hair will require regular brushing.  Training is a must as a Yorkie will rule the roost if allowed.  They can be the perfect, long-term companion, loyal and loving, and easy to transport.
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Notes for owners
Long. Little shedding Daily Good apartment dog, minimal exercise.  Older children.  Needs LOTS of human attention.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Yorkshire Terrier Club of America

Swiss Yorkshire Terrier Club

Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue

United Yorkshire Rescue



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet stores and Internet sellers may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
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