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Yorkshire Terrier- Information you should know about these pups

April 23

Things you should know about Yorkshire Terriers:

  1. The Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire, England in the mid 1800’s. Originally the Yorkie was bred small enough to squeeze into small places to exterminate rodents and such. Yorkis were also very popular for being fashionable lap dogs for women during that time.
  2. These pups normally stand about 7-8 inches in height and weighing anywhere for 4-7 pounds. Their life expectancy is about 11-15 years. Yorkshire Terriers are also considered hypoallergenic which is great for people with allergies.
  3. Even small dogs require exercise to stay healthy! They do well with moderate exercise or even short bursts of activity. Going on a few walks a day or even just playing with some toys in the back yard will keep your puppy in good shape.
  4.  Yorkies coats compare a lot to human hair and should be groomed accordingly. Some people will keep their hair longer which requires brushing almost everyday to keep out mats and tangles. One of the issues with having longer hair is causing eye issues. Grooming around the eyes and head should be kept up weekly to avoid any issues or discomfort to your puppy.
  5. These little pups rank 9 out of 192 breeds according to the AKC!  Also named the most popular dog among many american cities. Yorkshire Terriers may be small but are but are packed with attitude and loved all over the world.

Yorkshire Terrier