The Yorkie or commonly known as the Yorkshire terrier is categorized as a small breed dog or a toy dog. Weighing not more than 7lbs and can weigh as little as a teacup. Competition standards do not have a specified height or weight for this breed other than its compact built should be able to suit its active lifestyle as well as keep an upright grandiose posture.
The Yorkshire terrier’s coat is long but does not have an undercoat, which means that unlike its counterparts you will be free from the troubles too much shedding. Their coat is similar to that of human hair which grows continuously. A Yorkie’s coat unlike other dogs is known to cause less allergic reactions. Black and tan coats that are shiny and silky are standards of the breed.
Being a toy dog does not however make the Yorkie by any means a fragile dog, like any of the terrier breeds, the Yorkie maintains its inquisitive nature, intelligence, activeness, and independence. Studies show it only takes 15 repetitions for a Yorkie to pick up on the command. The toy dog enjoys privacy and its own space as much as it enjoys companionship. Thought of as yappy little dogs, Yorkie’s will actually only bark at people that they believe poses as a threat to their family. While they make good family pets, they are not suitable pets for young children. Is the breed suitable for your family? Think before buying or picking up free Yorkshire puppies or puppy.