Most well known for their small size and long hair, Yorkshire Terrier puppies (also known as “Yorkies”) make a great family pet or frequent travel companion. They require more time and effort to maintain than many other breeds, but they are very friendly and typically become very attached to their owner.
Find a Yorkshire Terrier puppy for sale or adoption near you by browsing our listings below or learn more about Yorkies here. All sales are backed by our seller’s guarantee.
- Price: $500-$2,000
- Temperament: surprisingly bold, feisty and independent
- Lifespan: 11+ years
- Height: 7-9 inches
- Weight: 4-7 pounds
Learn More About Yorkshire Terriers
Yorkies (Yorkshire Terrier dogs) pack a lot of bark into a small package (yes, they are known to bark a lot!). They typically range in height from 7-9 inches and don’t weigh more than 7 pounds. This puts them on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of weight and size. In fact, the Teacup Yorkie is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world!
Their long hair sets them apart from many other dog breeds. You may not be able to notice this in the pictures of Yorkie puppies for sale above, but full-grown Yorkies have very long straight hair. If well kept, their hair can make them look elegant and beautiful, but they do require a lot of maintenance. Oddly enough, their hair is similar to human hair, which as you know can get tangled into knots easily. Plan to brush your Yorkie’s hair at least once per day to keep it well-kempt and sanitary, or cut its hair for a lower-maintenance approach.
What Hair Colors Do Yorkshires Have?
You may have noticed we said “hair” not “fur” colors. This is because Yorkies have hair similar to human hair which is why it tangles more easily than typical fur on most dogs. It is great for people with allergies as it doesn’t seem to trigger them as often or as badly as common fur. Their hair is still very soft, and easy to clean. Common colors for Yorkies are black & tan, black and gold, blue and tan or blue and gold. Usually Yorkshire Terriers have a bi or tri-color pattern as opposed to solid.
What Is the Temperament Of Yorkies?
Because of their size and their long flowing hair, some people misjudge Yorkshire Terriers as being a docile, low energy breed of dog. This couldn’t be further from the truth. While they can’t run as fast as some other dogs (their legs are much shorter), they do love running around throughout the day and enjoy occasional fast sprints. When running at their fastest, they typically peak out at 10mph, whereas most other dogs can run as fast as 15mph.
In terms of personality, Yorkies tend to be very bold, independent, and a little feisty. This makes them a great pet for owners who live in a city. If trained well from the time they’re a puppy and up, they are not phased by loud honks and other noises in the city. In other words, unlike some dogs who would lurch and possibly run away at the sound of loud noises, the Yorkie will maintain its composure and stay by your side, if trained properly.
Yorkshire Terrier Puppy FAQs
Is A Yorkie A Good Family Dog?
Yes, Yorkshire Terriers make a great family dog because they are both friendly and active. In other words, they can get very attached to the whole family and also make great active pets for the kids to run around and play with. That being said, Yorkshire terriers are very small, so ruff housing with them or expecting a lot of running is unrealistic and dangerous for this breed. They have very small legs and delicate bones. If you are looking for a dog you can cuddle and lay on, this is not the dog. If you like a cute little pup that can ride in the car or sit on your lap, then Yorkies are perfect.
Do Yorkshire Terriers Bark A Lot?
Absolutely, they are known for this. Even with training and conditioning, plan to hear a lot of yapping. If you live somewhere that dogs are not welcome, then a Yorkie is not a good ideal. Maybe because of their size, they are prone to speak up a lot. The saying the bark is worse than the bite applies here. While you may get lucky and get a quiet Yorkie, don’t take the risk since it might mean needing to part ways if they’re not.
Are Yorkies High Maintenance?
Yes, their hair in particular can be high maintenance. Similar to human hair, a Yorkie’s hair can easily get tangled into knots. This requires at least 1 combing or brushing session per day. Some owners cut their Yorkie’s hair short to reduce the amount of maintenance. Fortunately since they are so small, it doesn’t take long to brush them.
Most Common Issues Yorkies Face
Yorkies are known to live long healthy lives when properly cared for. That being said, there are no sure fire ways to know if down the road your pup will have any issues. While our breeders provide a 30 day guarantee, here are some potential issues to be aware of when considering a Yorkshire Terrier. Luxating patellas, bladder stones and tracheal collapse are some of the most common issues that might arise with Yorkies. Respiratory disease is among the highest risks for Yorkies and more so than almost any other bread. If you smoke or live with someone who does, this is not the dog to adopt. While you should never smoke around your pet, doing so around a Yorkies is way more risky than other breeds.
How Much Does A Full Blooded Yorkie Cost?
Most Yorkshire Terrier puppies range in price from $500-$2,000. However, full-blooded adult Yorkies have been known to sell for as much as $10,000, although that is very rare. If you are looking for a show dog, then it might be worth searching and spending top dollar for a full-blooded Yorkshire Terrier. But, if you are looking for a healthy family pet, and just love Yorkies, then you will be able to find great options here at Puppy Connector. The puppies you will find here are all vet checked, vaccinated, and health guaranteed for at least 30 days. We connect families looking to adopt Yorkshire Terriers with high quality professional breeders.
Famous Yorkshire Terriers
The funniest and probably most famous Yorkie that we want to mention first is the cute and loveable Moses from “Meet The Fockers”. You know, the one who got flushed down the toilet by a Jinxy-poo the cat? This pup made lots of people want to rush out and get their own Yorkshire Terrier. You may be wondering why we didn’t say Toto first. Well, contrary to popular belief, Toto wasn’t a Yorkshire Terrier, but was actually a Cairn Terrier. Also a great breed, but not who we’re featuring today.
Lots of celebrities have also been seen carrying their little Yorkie friends in oversized designer handbags, or under their arms. The most famous actress (and probably the first) known for bringing her adorable Yorkie Delilah on screen, was Eva Gabor. She made having a puppy cute and elegant as well as practical for busy professionals. While there are too many too list here, we know you have seen lots of these special pups around. Just make sure if you decide to get one, that you understand their unique needs and are committed to taking care of them for the long run as these pups live long full lives with proper care.
Ready To Adopt Your Yorkshire Terrier?
Ready to experience life with a Yorkie? Scroll back up to view our local listings for Yorkshire Terrier puppies for sale or adoption. You can feel confident knowing that all purchases are backed by our seller’s health guarantee.
Yorkshire Terrier Puppy FAQs
Yes, Yorkshire Terriers make a great family dog because they are both friendly and active. In other words, they can get very attached to the whole family and also make great active pets for the kids to run around and play with.
Absolutely, they are known for this. Even with training and conditioning, plan to hear a lot of yapping.
Yes, their hair in particular. Similar to human hair, a Yorkie’s hair can easily get tangled into knots. This requires at least 1 combing or brushing session per day. Some owners cut their Yorkie’s hair short to reduce the amount of maintenance.
Most Yorkshire Terrier puppies range in price from $500-$2,000. However, full-blooded adult Yorkies have been known to sell for as much as $10,000, although that is very rare.