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Yorkshire Terrier Puppies for Sale

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  • Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
  • Group: Toy Group
  • Height: 6-7"
  • Weight: 7 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: Yes
  • Coat: Flat Coat
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Our Yorkshire Terrier puppies for sale are adorable, spunky little companions that are low-shed and perfect for small homes! They make excellent watchdogs and are popular among city-dwellers. With a cute topknot and their big, brave personality, a Yorkie will melt hearts wherever it goes! Browse our Yorkie puppies for sale, and bring home your new best friend for life!

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overview of the Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed

Are you looking for an adorable, low-shed, apartment-friendly dog with a big personality? 

Check out our Yorkshire Terrier puppies for sale below!

As a Toy breed, Yorkie puppies are perfect for small homes and apartments. They are energetic, spunky, and love attention! Keep their coat long and silky for a show-stopping look, or have it trimmed shorter for less maintenance. Either way, a Yorkie puppy is downright adorable! 

Purchase your Yorkshire Terrier puppy today and welcome your new best friend to your home!

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Yorkshire Terrier temperament

Apartment-friendly: Because of their small size, Yorkies are great for small spaces! A daily walk around the block or a game of indoor fetch is usually enough for a Yorkie. 

Low-shed: Although they’re not 100% hypoallergenic, Yorkies shed very little, which keeps allergens low. A Yorkie’s coat is similar to human hair and may not irritate allergies as much as some breeds.

Spunky and feisty: A Yorkie is not a calm, lazy lap dog. These small, energetic dogs are known for their big personality! They are not afraid to challenge a big dog – so you’ll want to supervise when your Yorkie is introduced to a new dog. It’s important to establish yourself as the leader with your dog; otherwise, your Yorkie may develop Small Dog Syndrome and become bossy and demanding. Yorkies typically don’t do well with young children, as they can become snappy if they are teased or handled roughly. 

Curiosity: Yorkies are naturally curious dogs. They like to explore their environment and investigate new sights and sounds. Their inquisitive nature can make walks and playtime engaging.

Independent: While affectionate, Yorkies can also have an independent streak. They may enjoy having their own space and time alone.

Adorable: These pups will melt your heart, especially with their hair tied in a ribbon! Weighing only 4-7 pounds, they are a loveable size and can easily be carried in your arms or a small dog carry-bag. Cute sweaters and dog coats are also a good idea — Yorkies get cold quickly and will appreciate the extra warmth! 

Watchdog: These dogs will let you know when something isn’t right and can become yappy. However, with consistent training, they can be taught not to bark excessively.

It’s important to note that while these traits are common in many Yorkies, individual dogs can vary based on genetics, upbringing, socialization, and training. Proper training, socialization, and care are crucial to ensure that a Yorkie develops into a well-mannered and happy companion.

Yorkshire Terrier Breed history

Yorkshire Terriers are now popular city-dwellers and glamorous lap dogs; however, it wasn’t always that way. 

We know today’s Yorkshire Terriers have their origins as rodent-catchers in textile mills and coal mines in Scotland. These feisty terriers were brought to England by Scottish weavers. Their small size was perfect for squeezing into spaces to catch rats and mice! 

These terriers were much larger than the Yorkshire Terrier of today and were probably a combination of several terrier breeds, including the Clydesdale terrier (now extinct) and the Skye Terrier. 

The dog considered the father of our modern-day Terrier, Huddersfield Ben, was born in 1865. At that time, they were called “Broken-Haired Scotch Terriers”; however, in 1870, the breed took on the name “Yorkshire Terrier,” as that’s largely where the breed was developed. 

In 1886, the Yorkshire Terrier was recognized by England’s Kennel Club, and after the publicity, it became a fashionable lap dog. The Yorkshire Terrier was bred to a smaller size to fit its new lifestyle, weighing four to seven pounds. 

In 1885, the American Kennel Club recognized its first Yorkshire Terrier.

Today there are even numerous delightful Yorkie mixes available, such as the Morkie, Yorkiechon, and Yorkie Poo. 

Yorkshire Terrier Average size

Yorkshire Terriers are considered a Toy breed. Adult Yorkies are usually 7-8″ tall at the shoulders and weigh about 7 pounds.

Average Yorkshire Terrier lifespan

You can expect your Yorkshire Terrier puppy to live 11-15 years.

Yorkshire Terrier body features

A Yorkshire Terrier’s long gorgeous steel blue and golden tan coat is a glamourous show-stopper. Their back and tail are usually steel blue, while their face, chest, and legs are golden tan. Puppies will lighten in color as they mature.

grooming Your Yorkshire Terrier Puppy

Known for their glossy, gorgeous hair, these small pups take a little extra care in the grooming department. 

Whether you choose to keep your Yorkie’s hair long (like a show dog) or clipped short (called a ‘puppy cut’), you’ll need to brush your puppy daily. Because their coat is similar to human hair, it can quickly become tangled or matted. 

They’ll also need a bath every one to two weeks. Be sure to use a good shampoo and conditioner – ask your vet for recommended products for your Yorkie puppy to keep their hair soft and silky! 

If you choose to keep your Yorkie’s hair long, plan to take your Yorkie to a professional groomer on a regular schedule. You’ll also want to keep your Yorkie puppy’s hair out of its face by keeping it in a topknot. 

Some Yorkies can tear a lot, leaving dirt or discharge around the eyes. Wash your Yorkie’s face and eyes with a warm, damp cloth as needed. 

Your Yorkshire Terrier will also need other basic grooming, such as regular teeth brushing and nail trimmings.

Keeping Your Yorkshire Terrier Puppy Healthy

Yorkshire Terriers are generally a healthy breed, but there are a few things their owners should know.

First, even though they are small, they still need regular walks and short amounts of higher intensity exercise, such as a game of fetch. 

Portosystemic Shunt (PSS) is a liver defect that can occur in Yorkies. Talk to your vet if your Yorkie changes eating habits, becomes lethargic, depressed, or exhibits any strange or unusual behaviors. Sometimes PSS can be controlled through diet and medication, but other times it requires an expensive surgery. The good news is that many dogs are back to normal four to eight weeks after the surgery.  

Yorkshire Terriers are also prone to Patellar Luxation, which is when the kneecaps pop out of place. This condition is present at birth but only becomes apparent and problematic later on in life. Have your vet check your pup’s legs regularly and watch your dog for limping or hopping. 

Like many small dogs, Yorkshire Terriers can have hypoglycemia, which is caused by low blood sugar. Watch for weakness, confusion, a wobbly gait, and seizure-like episodes in your Yorkie, and talk to your vet about possible treatments. 

Other possible conditions include a collapsed trachea and Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.

Here are the recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club from AKC.og:

Patella Evaluation

Ophthalmologist Evaluation

Like all dog breeds, they are susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues among dogs.

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, and it can result in arthritis or potential lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from too much running on hard surfaces, especially when they are puppies.

Typical Yorkshire Terrier Allergens

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these dead skin cells. Dander is attached to the hair that dogs shed. 

Yorkshire Terriers are not hypoallergenic, but they are considered a low shed and low allergen breed. Their hair is more like human hair than animal fur, so your Yorkshire Terrier’s shedding will be comparable to human hair ‘shedding.’ 

However, no dog is entirely allergen-proof. If you or someone in your home has allergies, please talk to your family physician before purchasing a puppy.

  • 1. Are Yorkies loud?
    Yorkies are very alert to their surroundings and won’t hesitate to let you know if something is different. This can make them a little yappy sometimes.
  • 2. Are Yorkies good dogs for first-time owners?
    Yes, Yorkies can make great first-time dogs.
  • 3. Do Yorkies shed a lot?
    Yorkies shed less than most dogs. Of course, there will be a little shedding with any dog, but you likely won’t notice it much with a Yorkie.
  • 4. Do Yorkies get bad separation anxiety?
    Yorkies LOVE to be with their people at all times, and if they aren’t taught how to be independent, they may become anxious when left alone. With proper training, you can leave them alone for several hours at a time.
  • 5. Are Yorkies good with kids?
    Yorkies can be good family dogs, but they tend to do better with older kids who know how to respect a dog. Because of their small size, they may get hurt by young children who don’t know how to play gently. They may also get snappy if they are startled or teased.
  • 6. Are Yorkies easy to train?
    Yorkies generally enjoy training with their owners if it means more attention. However, they can be quite difficult to housetrain. It may take quite a bit of time and patience before your Yorkie stops having accidents in the house.
  • 7. Are Yorkies feisty?
    Are Yorkies feisty? You bet! Below the dainty show-dog exterior, Yorkies are feisty, tenacious little dogs. Back in the day, Yorkies were used to hunt rats, and they are still known to take on dogs much larger than themselves.
  • 8. Do Yorkies drool?
    No, Yorkies are not prone to drooling.
  • 9. Are Yorkies energetic?
    Yes, although they are tiny, Yorkies have plenty of get-up-and-go. They will need daily exercise and playtime.
  • 10. Are Yorkies good with strangers and other pets?
    Being terriers, Yorkies may be a bit suspicious of strangers at first. They also love to chase small animals and may be a little aggressive toward strange dogs at first. However, with proper training, Yorkies can do well with both strange people and strange pets.

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