10% OFF - FALL SPECIAL Learn More
PHOTOS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

Yorkshire Terrier Puppies

Courageous ~ Energetic ~ Independent ~ Playful

Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) are feisty, adventurous and spunky little dogs; they are sporty and wild, cuddly and affectionate, they love to travel and explore and they are highly devoted family-oriented dogs. Yorkshire Terrier puppies have amazing colorful personalities, they are loving, fun, playful and fond of attention, they love to perform tricks and they are great at canine sports. Yorkies are elegant toy-sized dogs, they have an average weight between 4 to 6 pounds and an average height between 8 to 9 inches, and they have a glamorous long silky hypoallergenic coat, sparkly dark eyes, a little black nose and small pointy ears.

Read more

BREED INFORMATION

YORKSHIRE TERRIER


Temperament

Courageous, Energetic, Independent, Playful

Adult Weight 4-6 lbs
Adult Height 8-9 in
Life Expectancy 10-16 yrs
Rating 5.0 ( reviews)
Maintenance    
Low High
Training    
Easy Hard
Shedding    
Min Max
Adaptability    
Easy Hard
Active    
Low High

The Yorkshire Terrier also known to many as the Yorkie, said to have Scottish ancestry, was brought to England by breeders in the 19th century. It was originally bred and used to catch mice in clothing mills. Due to its energetic and brave temperament, it excelled at this task. Today, the Yorkie is one of the most popular and sought-after dog breeds in the United States. Its long silky coat which is usually blue and tan in color gives this puppy a unique physical appearance. These charming little dogs crave attention and are very affectionate towards humans; thus, making them the perfect addition to your family.

Appearance and Grooming

This toy sized terrier has a long, silky and soft blue and tan coat that is parted on the face and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail and hangs evenly and quite straight down each side of body. The body is neat, compact and well proportioned. An interesting fact is that their coats become lighter in color as they age. Though, shedding is minimal, their long hair requires daily brushing in effort to prevent tangles and knots. Regular grooming every for 6 to 8 weeks is also very important to keep a healthy coat and clipped nails.

Temperament

This self-assured, intelligent breed is a combination of charming looks and adventurous terrier spirit. This breed can certainly show a wide range of personalities from cuddly and perky and wanting nothing more than to adoringly follow in their families everywhere, to an outgoing and sometimes mischievous temperament. Early socialization and training will make for a well-rounded addition to your family. But be careful not to spoil them to much as they can encourage them to form bad behaviors.

Family and Companionship

These elegant dogs are very affectionate towards their owners and families as one would expect from a companion dog, but true to their terrier heritage, they're sometimes suspicious of strangers, and will bark at strange sounds and intruders. They require lots of attention and time with their family. It is best not to leave them for long hours as they will become quite anxious and yappy. Because of their small size they will do best with older children unless supervised during play time with younger children.

Exercise

Daily exercise will help your Yorkie release pent-up energy, maintain muscles, keep the heart healthy, keeps the metabolism working efficiently and intense that they are panting. A moderate walk twice a day is perfect. These dogs like routine, so ideally one in the morning and one in the evening.

Training and Socialization

These puppies respond best to repetition, praise and plenty of positive reinforcement. They are very in tune with the trainer and the challenges of training as they are driven by the mental stimulation. Early socialization is equally important as it offers the opportunity to become accustomed to people, other dogs and traffic. It also provides this curious pup with mental stimulation by way of sight, scent, sound, which aids in the training process.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average lifespan is 11 to 15 years.

They can be. This breed is very territorial, independent and fearless which can lead to aggressive behaviors. Proper training and socialization at an early age can help to eliminate these aggressive behaviors.

The adult Yorkshire Terrier measures between 8 to 9 inches in height and weighs between 3 to 7 lbs.

This breed has a long fine single coat that often has a glossy or silky texture.

Yes. This has a lot to do with their hunting and terrier lineage. They bark when they are excited, agitated or just want to communicate.

No. A Yorkshire Terriers coat is actually made of hair and not fur so they only shed minimally, much the same as human hair loss.

No dog is truly hypoallergenic, however because this breed has hair they will carry less pet dander, which makes them an excellent breed for those who suffer with allergies.

These small and mighty dogs are brave and confident. They are fearless and fun and always willing and ready to play. Alternatively, they also enjoy plenty of lap time on the couch and cuddles with their owners and family.

This breed has a moderate energy level so they will need a couple of walks each day. Short strolls in addition to some indoor or outdoor active play each day will be plenty to keep them healthy.

Though they are known for their independence, they don’t like being left alone. They can develop separation anxiety or destructive behaviors if left alone for long periods of time. They’d be much happier going wherever you go.

They can be, but it requires a fair amount of training and socialization for both the Yorkshire Terrier and the child or children. This breed can become easily agitated and aggressive if provoked.

Yes, they are most commonly referred to as a “Yorkie”.

Yes. Puppies are born black and their coats turn blue-and-tan as they mature.

The Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire county in northern England during the 19th century.

The Yorkshire Terrier's ears will begin to stand between the ages of 6 and 8 months.

REVIEWS

YORKSHIRE TERRIER


Date: 12/30/2016
Name: Bella
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Lisa
Loc: Chicago

I purchased my puppy in July 2016. My father, daughter and I drove seven hours to pick her up and she was so worth it, she is the sweetest cutest puppy I have ever seen. We had recently lost our Pomeranian for 15 years and we couldn't asked for a better new family member then Bella. Permier pups continued to check on her during our whole travel back home, also a few weeks after our arrival. Bella is a very happy , energetic, and healthy pup, I would recommend anyone to go there and pick up their newest family member!!

Date: 5/11/2016
Name: Izzie
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Amy Sanborn
Loc: Charlton, MA

This is Autumn (formally Amy, bought in 2014) and Izzie. Both of these pups are well mannered, healthy and love to snuggle- just what I need! I'm so impressed with the way Premier Pup followed up and provided the necessary Meds, food and clear directions I needed to transition both of theses puppies into my life. I liked them so much I bought two puppies!

Date: 3/14/2018
Name: Bucky (formerly Joey)
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Brigitte & Luke
Loc: Kansas City, MO

We loved getting our little guy from PremierPups! Everyone was really helpful and the communication was great, I enjoyed the follow-up calls as well, as it ensured me that they really cared for their puppies. Bucky has been with us for about 3 months now and we couldn't be happier! He adjusted very quickly and loves playing outside, meet new people and follows us everywhere we go. We love our sweet guy - thanks to everyone at PremierPups for all the help :)

Date: 6/29/2016
Name: Peyton
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Christine Perez
Loc: North Ridgeville, Ohio

I purchased my Teacup Yorkshire Terrier on the 10th of June. While I had a few rough days to begin with, Ryan was ALWAYS available on the phone and by video to chat with me to get me through those tough times when my Peyton was adjusting to her new environment. Since that time, she had adjusted well and is very energetic and is just a joy to the entire family. She goes everywhere with me. I take her to church, shopping and am getting ready to take her on our family vacation next month. It is very reassuring to know that you have people like Ryan who are there for you with any question you have at any time to help you along with the way! I would not hesitate to purchase another dog from Premier Pups. They are A-1 first class.

Date: 11/23/2020
Name: Nugget, Scrappy and Woogie
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Melissa
Loc: Syracuse, NY

I got Nugget Chipperman (formerly Trigger) 3 years ago as a companion to my older Yorkie, Simba, but then decided he eventually needed a younger brother as Simba was getting a little older. So, then came Scrappy Doodles (formerly Jenkins), who is now just under 2-years-old, and since I was on a roll with having the youngsters, I decided “why not have 2 puppies since I haven’t slept in 6 months as it is?!” In came Woogie Bandit, and they are the closest pack of brothers I could ever hope for! I have no regrets at all getting any of my three boys from Premier Pups, and I’m sure in the future....far future now, as I am just starting to sleep again after Woogie just turned 1 in October....they’ll get another brother one day.

Date: 10/6/2017
Name: FrannyLu
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Susan Kenealy & Michele Wierzgac
Loc: Tampa, Florida

Thank you for a beautiful and smart pup! FrannyLu has brought much joy into our home and to our family and friends. Everyone wants a kiss from FrannyLu!

Date: 1/1/2017
Name: Was Lisa when bought but changed to Zoey
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Terry lee Coffey jr
Loc: Massillon ohio

I got my puppy around May 21fst 2014 and when I got her she was named Lisa but changed it to Zoey . This place was awesome and very polite and kind. In May I well have Zoey for 3 years. She's very energetic and fun . She loves to play and is very energetic . She is very bossy. Lol wants car rides and such. I love my baby. Thank u. I so recommend them to anyone looking for a puppy. Very nice people to work with . I give you guys a 5 star rating . I'll be looking u guys up in the future when it's time to get another fur babie.. thank u

Date: 8/3/2020
Name: Bear
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Tina Jenkins
Loc: Summit point, wv

We bought bear back in February of 2018. He was the best decision we’ve ever made. He is so smart and nutty (especially after his bath). He is like a little kid because he always looks in our bags for a new toy when we get back from the store. He gets so excited for a new toy. He will get on the back of the couch with a toy in his mouth to show us when we come in the door. He does have anxiety and doesn’t like car rides at all which I hate because I wanted a dog I could take with me everyplace I went but I do t love him any less. I wouldn’t trade him for the world. Now I have a new grandson in the house (2mths old) and he has adapted to having him there and loves giving him nose and ear kisses. I highly recommend this place for your beloved family member. Bear was and is completely healthy and lovable. If I ever want another I will be coming back here for sure.

Date: 9/12/2016
Name: Rocky
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Patricia Miley
Loc: Northwood, Ohio

Picture of Rocky

Date: 2/6/2019
Name: Was Ronaldo now its CHEWY
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Client: Shaira Hernandez
Loc: Buffalo NY

He was a birthday/Christmas gift for my sons birthday he’s was the smallest and the cutest pup. Chewy is very happy and the most playful when he arrived to us he was only 1lb and a few ounces now he’s 4 months old weighing 3lbs we love him so much.

TOP