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Understanding and Training a Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is spunky and vigorous or a delicate, pampered lapdog. How the owner views and raises this breed has much to do with the end result.

Whether the dog is either of the above, this is an overall confident breed asserting a lively, clever personality that demands attention and must participate in all activities. If overprotected, however, these character traits are known to develop into more serious behaviour problems. With confidence often comes wilfulness.

Do not jerk this dog around in training, use non-punitive methods that feed the confidence and reinforce the owner as the ultimate retreat. Respond to this dog as if they were the size they think they are - reinforce desired behaviour and re-direct unwanted with the same confidence and respect they believe they are due.

Breed Profile

Breed Name: Yorkshire Terrier

Domestic Dog Group:

Brief Description:

  • General Size: Under 7 lbs (3 kg); 23cm
  • General Temperament: Lively & Confident
  • General Description: Expect the personality of this dog to be what you create - a clever, confident social companion or a clever, confident personal lapdog.

Breed’s Key Traits

  High Med-High Medium Med-Low Low
Requires Experience       x  
Good Family Dog     x    
Exercise Required         x
Activity Indoors   x      
Ease of Training     x    
Sociability with Strangers     x    
Grooming Requirements     x    


Brief History

The Yorkshire Terrier was developed in Yorkshire, England to hunt rats. The bloodline of terriers include Skye, Dandie Dinmont and the Maltese.


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