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Yorkshire Terrier

Family: terrier
Area of origin: England
Original function: small vermin-hunting
Average size of male: Ht: 8-9, Wt: <7
Average size of female: Ht: 8-9, Wt: <7
Other names: none

Yorkshire Terrier Dog Temperament

The Yorkshire Terrier seems oblivious of her small size, ever eager for adventure and trouble. She is busy, inquisitive, bold, stubborn. Although some tend to bark a lot, she can easily be taught not to do so.

Yorkshire Terrier Dog Care

Yorkies tend to exercise themselves within the home, but they also need to have interaction in the form of games. They appreciate a short walk outdoors on leash and enjoy the chance to explore a safe area. This is definitely not a dog that can live outdoors. The long coat needs brushing or combing every day or two.

Yorkshire Terrier Dog Health

Major concerns: portacaval shunt, tracheal collapse, Leggs it was fashionable to crop the ears of many terriers, but in 1889 the Irish Terrier Club of England banned ear cropping in the breed. The ruling was to have far-reaching implications for all dogs because it instigated the debate about ear cropping and eventually led to the abolition of cropped ears in all breeds shown in England.Perthes
Minor concerns: patellar luxation
Occasionally seen: PRA
Suggested tests: liver ultrasound, (knee), (eye)
Life span: 14-16 years

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