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Glamorous but feisty, the Yorkshire Terrier has a vivacious spirit and a loving heart.
Height: 8 to 9 inches at shoulder
Weight: No more than 7 pounds, 4 to 6 pounds preferred
Coat: long and silky
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Small in size but big in personality, the Yorkshire Terrier makes a feisty but loving companion. The most popular toy breed in the U.S., the "Yorkie" has won many fans with his devotion to his owners, his elegant looks, and his suitability to apartment living.
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Friendly toward strangers
Tendency to bark or howl
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Good for novice owners