Personality and Temperament
Although this is a small dog, it is explosive. They are usually very active and excitable, always alert and interested in what is going on around them. Most Yorkshire Terriers are good-natured although they can sometimes be disobedient and tend to bark a lot.
Like all breeds, life expectancy for the Yorkshire varies depending on its lifestyle. A Yorkshire Terrier weighing between 2 and 3kg can expect to live from 15 to 20 years. Smaller dogs of this breed (1.5kg or less) tend to have a shorter lifespan, as they are more prone to health problems.
Average Weight and Size
Yorkshire Terriers are small dogs weighing between 1.5kg and 4kg, with a height ranging from 15 to 30cm. They typically have a small head and ears in a V shape. Their fur is long, silky and straight and they have a combination of colours ranging from bluish black and golden to bluish black and grey or grey and golden.