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Learn About Yorkshire Terriers

Breed Overview

Playful, feisty and brave are just three words to describe a Yorkshire Terrier. As one of the most affectionate breeds of dogs, Yorkies are perfect for those living alone or families with older children. Because Yorkies are fearless and protective, they will bark when they feel their owner is in danger. Don’t let its small size fool you as Yorkshire Terriers make fine little watchdogs, due to their tenacity, protective nature and intelligence. Although Yorkies don’t tend to shed a lot of fur, Yorkies must be groomed frequently because the Yorkshire Terrier’s coat is very similar to a human hair rather than animal fur. As one of the most popular and well-loved dog breeds in America, Yorkies can provide years of companionship, love and affection to its owners. If you’re looking to complete your family with a Yorkshire Terrier, Puppies Direct can find the perfect Yorkie for you!

Characteristics of a Yorkshire Terrier
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Yorkshire Terrier Temperament:

Energetic, Brave, Protective, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent

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Average Full Grown Weight:


Yorkshire Terrier Exercise Requirements:

Moderate exercises, such as short walks twice a day at a steady pace or playing chase


Average Full Grown Height:
7 in - 8 in

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Are Yorkshire Terrier Pups Good with Kids?

Yes! Yorkies are better with older children than younger children, but could be good with toddlers if introduced sooner than later


Life Expectancy:
11 to 15 years

Is the Yorkshire Terrier right for you?

If the popular Yorkshire Terrier sounds like the perfect pup for you, contact Puppies Direct so we can get started on completing your family. If a pup isn’t available immediately, we will work with breeders from around the country to find the perfect Yorkie for you. Puppies Direct works with only the most reputable breeders (no puppy mills!) and every pup comes with a one year health warranty, a 14 day viral/bacterial health guarantee and all DAP vaccinations. Every puppy also comes microchipped and registered with a free veterinary office visit with our partner veterinarian.

Available Yorkshire Terrier Puppies

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Yorkshire Terrier Puppies Who Have Found Their Home

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Male Black and Tan Yorkie


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