Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

A bold, confident companion breed

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Getting to know your Yorkshire Terrier 

The Yorkshire Terrier may be classified as a toy sized breed, but their personality is pure terrier. 

Boisterous and smart, they love to play, get along well with cats. Yorkshire Terriers are big dogs in a small body, always on the lookout for adventure, they are affectionate towards their people but true to their terrier heritage, they're sometimes suspicious of strangers. They have a beautiful silky coat and are low shedders making them less problematic for some people with allergies.

  • Size
    Toy
  • Colour
    Blue & Tan, Blue & Gold, Black & Tan, Black & Gold
  • Coat Length
    Long
  • Age Expectancy
    13+ years
  • Weight
    2 - 4kg
  • Grooming
    Medium / High
  • Lifestyle
    Indoor

Temperament

Yorkshire Terriers generally have a large personality and are very inquisitive about their surroundings. They love attention and are a vocal breed who are very loyal. Socializing your Yorkie is very important so that they are used to other pets and people. Yorkshire Terriers have great confidence and are known to be great companion dogs.

Weight

Yorkshire Terriers are well known for their fussy appetite and sometimes prefer to pick at their meals throughout the day rather than eat in one sitting.  

Muscles & Joints

As a toy breed, the Yorkshire Terrier has very small and delicate bones. You need to be careful of rough play and especially around children. It’s important they get regular exercise to maintain optimal joint health.

Skin & Coat

The Yorkshire Terrier is a longhaired breed that doesn’t have an undercoat like many of the other breeds. This means they shed very little. The lack of undercoat makes the hair of Yorkies similar to the humans. Loose hairs tend to become tangled in the coat, rather than being shed freely so it is recommended to brush daily, with their long topknot tied up to keep the hair out of their eyes. 

Interactive puppy guide

Yorkshire Terrier puppies are a bundle of joy when you bring them home, but can develop poor behaviour if not properly trained from the start. Take a look at our interactive care guide that is full of useful advice for welcoming your new family member and getting them properly settled into your household routine.

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Interactive puppy guide

Yorkshire Terrier puppies are a bundle of joy when you bring them home, but can develop poor behaviour if not properly trained from the start. Take a look at our interactive care guide that is full of useful advice for welcoming your new family member and getting them properly settled into your household routine.

WHAT TO FEED YOUR YORKSHIRE TERRIER

From puppy to adult

ROYAL CANIN®’s Yorkshire Terrier food has been formulated and designed to meet this beautiful breed’s specific needs. Get the diet that gives your Yorkie everything they need and nothing they don’t, and see why ROYAL CANIN® is incredible in every detail™ 

Puppy

Up to 10 months old

During their growth period, the digestive system of the Yorkshire puppy is immature and continues developing gradually over several months. The exclusive combination of nutrients in our Puppy diet helps support young Yorkies’ digestive health and contributes to good stool quality. Highly digestible proteins with an adapted fibre content and prebiotics promote a balance in the intestinal flora.

Intense Energy Content

Meets the high energy needs of Yorkshire Terrier puppies during their growth period, and satisfies fussy appetites.

Dental Health

Helps reduce tartar formation thanks to calcium chelation agents.

Natural Defences 

Supports your Yorkshire Terrier puppy’s natural defences, thanks to an antioxidant complex and prebiotics.

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Puppy

Up to 10 months old

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During their growth period, the digestive system of the Yorkshire puppy is immature and continues developing gradually over several months. The exclusive combination of nutrients in our Puppy diet helps support young Yorkies’ digestive health and contributes to good stool quality. Highly digestible proteins with an adapted fibre content and prebiotics promote a balance in the intestinal flora.

Intense Energy Content

Meets the high energy needs of Yorkshire Terrier puppies during their growth period, and satisfies fussy appetites.

Dental Health

Helps reduce tartar formation thanks to calcium chelation agents.

Natural Defences 

Supports your Yorkshire Terrier puppy’s natural defences, thanks to an antioxidant complex and prebiotics.

BECAUSE THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER IS PRONE TO DENTAL PROBLEMS

The ROYAL CANIN® Yorkshire Terrier kibble has been specifically designed to help support the Yorkshire breed’s dental health. The kibble’s unique texture and shape helps limit dental plaque deposits and encourages proper chewing habits.

Yorkie kibble

BECAUSE THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER IS PRONE TO DENTAL PROBLEMS

Yorkie kibble

The ROYAL CANIN® Yorkshire Terrier kibble has been specifically designed to help support the Yorkshire breed’s dental health. The kibble’s unique texture and shape helps limit dental plaque deposits and encourages proper chewing habits.

ADULT

Over 10 months old

Mix it up for your Yorkshire Terrier

You can mix it up with our new wet diet specifically formulated for Yorkshire Terriers over the age of 10 months. The new wet formula complements the dry food with the added benefit of appetite stimulation for fussy dogs.

Healthy Skin and Coat

The Yorkshire Terrier ‘s signature coat is delicate and grows in single strands without an undercoat, making them prone to skin issues. This formula is enriched with omega 3 fatty acids [EPA & DHA], omega 6 fatty acids, zinc and biotin to help maintain the Yorkshire Terrier’s beautiful coat. 

Healthy Ageing Support

Yorkshire Terriers are known for their long lifespan. This formula helps support the breed throughout their lifetime with precise levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and selected nutrients.  

Fussy Appetites 

This diet formula satisfies the fussiest of appetites thanks to a combination of exceptional aromas and a unique texture. 

Dental Health

The Yorkshire has a small snout and jaw with small teeth. This breed needs extra support to help maintain oral health and hygiene. ROYAL CANIN® Yorkshire Terrier diet minerals bind plaque and helps prevent it from forming hard tartar on the teeth.

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ADULT

Over 10 months old

Yorkie adult

Mix it up for your Yorkshire Terrier

You can mix it up with our new wet diet specifically formulated for Yorkshire Terriers over the age of 10 months. The new wet formula complements the dry food with the added benefit of appetite stimulation for fussy dogs.

Healthy Skin and Coat

The Yorkshire Terrier ‘s signature coat is delicate and grows in single strands without an undercoat, making them prone to skin issues. This formula is enriched with omega 3 fatty acids [EPA & DHA], omega 6 fatty acids, zinc and biotin to help maintain the Yorkshire Terrier’s beautiful coat. 

Healthy Ageing Support

Yorkshire Terriers are known for their long lifespan. This formula helps support the breed throughout their lifetime with precise levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and selected nutrients.  

Fussy Appetites 

This diet formula satisfies the fussiest of appetites thanks to a combination of exceptional aromas and a unique texture. 

Dental Health

The Yorkshire has a small snout and jaw with small teeth. This breed needs extra support to help maintain oral health and hygiene. ROYAL CANIN® Yorkshire Terrier diet minerals bind plaque and helps prevent it from forming hard tartar on the teeth.

Tailor–made nutrition

Specially formulated for the Yorkshire

Yorkshire dogs tend to be fussy eaters that need to be tempted at mealtimes to get the nutrients they need. This is why at ROYAL CANIN®, we have created our Yorkshire Terrier food with their specific requirements in mind.

WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR YORKSHIRE TERRIER

Share your Yorkshire Terrier photos on Instagram and use the hashtag #RoyalCaninYorkshireTerrier to see them here.

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