Yorkshire Terrier


In 1861, a Yorkshire Terrier was shown in a bench show as a “broken-haired Scotch Terrier.” A dog named Huddersfield Ben, born in 1865, became a popular show dog and is considered to be the father of the modern Yorkshire Terrier. The breed acquired that name in 1870 because that’s where most of its development had taken place.


Small in size but big in personality, the Yorkshire Terrier makes for a spirited and loving companion. The popular toy dog breed has won many fans with their devotion to their owners, their elegant looks, and their suitability to apartment living.

Grooming and Physical Needs

  • Grooming Needs: A long-haired Yorkshire Terrier is not for the faint of heart! Even if you keep the coat trimmed short, gently brush your Yorkie's coat every day to help prevent matting.
  • Coat Type: Medium to long and silky to the touch.
  • Moulting: Little.
  • Exercise Needs: They enjoy taking a walk with you or playing outside, but since they're very active while indoors, it doesn't take a lot of effort to keep them well exercised.
  • Average Life Span: 12 to 15 years.


  • Family: Because of their small size, delicate structure, and terrier personality, Yorkshire Terrier generally aren't recommended for households with toddlers or small children.
  • Temperament: Smart and self-assured, the Yorkshire Terrier is a combination of endearingly small size and adventurous terrier spirit.
  • Trainability: Receptive to training however some can be difficult to housetrain.
  • Sociability (Other Pets): Good with other dogs and pets if socialised to them at an early age.
  • Barking: High tendency, early and consistent training can help.


They enjoy performing in agility or obedience trials as this allows to them gain a lot of attention.


They can have delicate digestive systems and if allowed to be, they may be picky eaters.