Yorkshire Terriers- Yorkies

Yorkshire Terriers are also called Yorkies are within the top 10 most popular breeds in the world. Yorkies are elegant and sassy at the same time. Puppies Galore is the best place in the greater Atlanta area to purchase a Yorkie Puppy. We are always working to find the best Yorkies available. Find out more about the Yorkie breed below or check our website to see if we have any Yorkshire Terriers available. Call us for pricing or to ask any questions about Yorkies. We will be glad to help.

Quick Facts

Life Span – Yorkshire Terriers live an average of 13-16 years on average.

Activity Level – Moderate –Yorkies are known for having short bursts of energy. They really enjoy chasing things like chasing tennis balls or other toys. They also enjoy walks at a steady trotting pace. They really enjoy the chase, something that can be traced back to their breed origins.

Potential Height – Yorkshire Terriers only grow to be 8 to 9 inches at the shoulder when they are full grown.

Potential Weight – Yorkshire Terriers who are show dogs are 4 to 7 pounds. However, Yorkies are usually end up weighing 12 to 15 lbs on average.

Barking – Moderate – Yorkshire Terriers are very alert dogs. Exposing a Yorkie to the triggers that agitate most dogs is really important. They need to become accustomed to everyday sights and sounds that may startle them. Socialization is important for all dogs but Yorkies are particularly sensitive to sudden movement and sound.

Shedding – Very Little – Yorkshire Terriers do not shed very often. If you see excessive shedding it is likely due to a health issue and you may want to consult with your veterinarian.

Family Friendly – Moderately – Yorkies appearance can be very misleading. They are tough and brave little pups. Yorkshire Terriers really enjoy people but may not be the best for people that have infants or toddlers that may pester the pup.

Pet-Friendly – Moderately – Yorkies stand 8 to 9 inches tall at the shoulder but they believe they are 8 to 9 FEET tall. This can lead them to take on or stand their ground against dogs that are much larger.

Breed Origins – It is hard to imagine due to their elegant nature that the Yorkshire Terrier was first bred to catch rats in clothing factory mills. The Yorkie got its name due to the county in northern England in which it was originally bred.

Fur Real Famous – Some of the most famous people in the entertainment industry own Yorkies. Some of them have included: Ton Brady, Miley Cyrus, Hillary Duff, Whitney Houston, Missy Elliott, Simon Cowell, and Audrey Hepburn just to name a few.