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Yorkshire Terrier: Appearance, Characteristics, Temperament & more...

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In 1886, the Yorkie became recognized by the English Kennel Club and began to rise in popularity.

History and Popularity

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Height: 8 to 9 inches


Weight: 3.2-5.4 kg

Colour: The official Yorkie colors are black, tan, blue, and gold. But Yorkie colors change with age, and other variations exist.


The personality or character of an ideal Yorkshire is reflected by “carriage very upright feisty” and “conveying an important air”.

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The life expectancy of the Yorkshire Terrier is between 13 to 16 years with a median age of 14.5 years.

Litter Size

The average size of a litter for Yorkies is between three to five.

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Are Yorkshire Terrier Hypoallergenic?

Yes, Yorkies are hypoallergenic dogs.

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