Yorkies may be small, but behind the tiny bark and primped fur is a lineage of proud European terriers. This Yorkie dog breed profile covers everything you need to know about Yorkies, including their personality, history, temperament, characteristics, grooming needs, health care and more.
Purebred dogs are often thought to be unhealthier than mixed-breed dogs. Several studies show this may be true, but not to the extent previously believed. Continue reading to learn about what the research suggests about mutts vs purebreds.
The average Teacup Yorkie life expectancy is just 7 to 9 years. This is significantly shorter than the lifespan of regularly sized Yorkshire Terriers due to additional health risks and the potential for trauma.
Purebred all-white Yorkies do not exist unless the dog is born with the extraordinarily rare disorder of albinism. However, Parti Yorkies may have predominantly white fur. Keep reading to learn more about white Yorkies.
Chocolate Yorkies have recessive b allele genes, resulting in a brown Yorkshire Terrier. Chocolate Yorkies are not as rare as you may think, but if you see a Chocolate Yorkie puppy for sale, scrutinize the breeder to ensure the pup’s bloodlines are healthy and pure.
The average Yorkie lifespan is 12.6 to 14.5 years, according to two studies completed in the UK and Japan. While the Yorkie life expectancy is longer than most dog breeds, they are still prone to certain diseases and congenital conditions. Keep reading to learn how to prolong your Yorkie’s life.
The average Yorkie adult will sleep somewhere around 13 hours per day, with some sleeping as much as 18 hours. The amount of sleep can vary and depends largely on factors such as the age of the dog, the presence of health issues, the amount of exercise they receive, and the environment of the home.
The official Yorkie colors are black, tan, blue, and gold. But Yorkie colors change with age, and other variations exist. Check out the Yorkie color chart below for more info.
Typical Yorkie prices range from $1,500 to $3,000, but the cost can fall far below or above that range. Prices will vary based on the puppy’s lineage, appearance, health, and the breeder. It’s also possible to adopt an older Yorkie for significantly less through a rescue shelter.
Naming your Yorkie puppy is a big deal! There are several points to consider, such as the dog’s personality and appearance, avoiding negative connotations, and avoiding confusing your dog with rhyming names. We’ll cover some good names for Yorkies below.