The Yorkshire Terrier, a lively and intelligent little dog

 The Yorkshire Terrier, a lively and intelligent little dog

The Yorkshire Terrier, a lively and intelligent little dog

This little ball of fluffy hair is, despite appearances, a dog with character, lively and intelligent. The Yorkshire Terrier is the ultimate companion animal, full of spirit, affectionate, and very attached to its master.
  • Size:                    from 15 cm to 25 cm
  • Weight:                from 2 kg to 3 kg
  • Hair:                    long
  • Colour:                steel blue, fawn, or bronze
  • Life expectancy:  from 10 years to 16 years
  • Gestation period: 63 days

Description and characteristics of the Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog with long, very shiny, and silky hair. We recognize it in particular with its locks of hair that fall in front of its eyes that the masters, for the sake of hygiene, tie on the top of its head using a knot or a barrette. The coat of the Yorkshire Terrier is also recognizable by the presence of a stripe that follows its entire spine. The Yorkshire Terrier has a very expressive gaze with its bright medium-sized eyes. Despite its small size, its appearance is dignified and exudes certain importance.

Origin of the Yorkshire Terrier

The exact origin of the Yorkshire Terrier is not really known. He would descend from the Maltese Terrier or the Cairn. In any case, it was in England, in the region of Yorkshire, that the Yorkshire Terrier made its appearance at the end of the 19th century. It was used to hunt rabbits, its small size allowing it to enter burrows.

Character and behavior of the Yorkshire Terrier – Who is it for?

Despite its small size, the Yorkshire Terrier is a dog with character, lively and curious. Often stubborn, it is necessary to impose limits on him very early, otherwise, he can become aggressive and bite. It is an apartment dog that adapts perfectly to the way of life of its masters but which should not be considered as a toy, in particular by children. The energetic Yorkshire Terrier needs exercise. Regular walks are necessary for him during which he will be able to satisfy his curiosity and his rodent hunting instinct, which he gets from his terrier breed, by scratching the ground in particular. Thus, the Yorkshire Terrier is well suited to a master walker, as well as to an elderly person to whom he will allow to keep in shape. One of the characteristics of the Yorkshire Terrier,

How to take care of your Yorkshire Terrier: its needs

The Yorkshire Terrier does not have an undercoat. As a result, he fears rain, wind, and pollution. His hair, therefore, needs to be protected. In addition, his hair, which grows up to 1.5 cm per month, needs to be maintained, and in particular to be disentangled, at least once a week, and ideally, once a day. Grooming with a professional, once a month is recommended to take care of the Yorkshire Terrier.

Feeding the Yorkshire Terrier

It is advisable to feed the Yorkshire Terrier with kibble, about 40 grams per day, adapted to its size. Predisposed to overweight, the Yorkshire Terrier's diet should not be made up of too many high-fat or sugary foods.

The health of the Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier has fairly good health. However, he may have joint problems, particularly in the vertebrae and kneecaps. The Yorkshire Terrier can also suffer from dental problems which result in the appearance of a plaque of tartar which can go as far as gingivitis or the loosening of his teeth.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post