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Yorkshire Terrier Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
Yorkshire Terrier
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Great Britain
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
22cm (9in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
3kg (7lbs)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for
15 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Terrier

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Yorkshire Terrier

Although a toy breed, the Yorkie still retains much of its terrier ancestry in terms of personality. Individual dogs will differ, but they are generally intelligent, independent and courageous. Yorkshire Terriers are quick to determine where they fit in a household's pack. Their behavior towards outsiders will vary, they often will be inclined to bark at strangers, but some Yorkies are outgoing and friendly towards new people while others are withdrawn and aloof.

The differences in behavior in this regard are largely based on how the owner trains or conditions (and socializes) the Yorkie. A few individual Yorkshire Terriers may be timid or nervous, rather than bold, but the vast majority do seem to meet the breed standard for a confident, vigorous and self-important personality.

The Yorkshire Terrier seems oblivious of its small size. It is ever eager for adventure. This little dog is highly energetic, brave, loyal, and clever, with above average intelligence. Affectionate with its master, it can become suspicious of strangers and aggressive to strange dogs and small animals, if not properly socialized.

Yorkshire Terrier Comments

totaly cool
"terriers are so super cute"
YORKIE LOVER
"So cute"
Emily
"I love Yorkshire Terriers, I have one his name is Beasty, he is so sweet and cute but the only thing is that he was breeded so small he gets streesed and hot he starts to pant and freak out but other than that i love him to death !!!!! I LOVE YORKSHIRE TERRIERS !!!!!!!!"
Anonymous
"i have one too"
ian
"cute and awesome"
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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]

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