Yorkshire Terrier contra Silky Terrier, picture - silkyterrier-yorkshireterrier-info

Go to content

Main menu:

Yorkshire Terrier contra Silky Terrier, picture

Level 2

The Yorkshire terrier
Picture please open!-->   

When considering a dog, please realize that you are taking it on for its lifetime. Yorkshire Terriers can live up to 16 years of age and occasionally even older.

Yorkshire Terriers generally weigh from 1.8 kgs (4 lbs.) to 3.2 kgs (7 lbs.).  


The Yorkshire terrier is not suited to being an outdoor dog only. Ideal owner/s those who require a family companion and are prepared to have a dog living indoors or in the enclosed backyard most of the times.


The Yorkshire terrier is a lovely small “lap dog” prefers to be all wise around
you, but he is a true little Terrier and a loyal companion.
Most Yorkshire Terriers are alert, active and inquisitive. They can be determined with a mind of their own but are faithful and loyal to their human family. They thrive on human companionship and will happily be included in family activities. They have a sense of fun and enjoy a game. Thanks to their alertness, they make a good watchdog and will bark if strangers come to the home. Although they are of small stature, they are generally a robust and healthy little terrier.
They have the proportions of a normal dog but in miniature. Yorkshire Terriers have a coat that does not shed or mould and they are therefore a hypoallergenic (low allergy causing) breed. He loves comfort and snuggling on soft pillows or your lap.
The coat is not weather resistant and so Yorkshire Terriers should live indoors with periods outside for exercise. Ideal for apartment living or homes with small backyards.
Surprisingly, this fashionable little dog (breed) is over a hundred years old.
Over the last century the Yorkie emerged as a distinct breed in the early days. After many years of cross breeding Paisley and Clydesdale terriers with other Scottish breeds like the Skye terrier, Dandy Dinmont and Maltese Terrier may also have played a part in the breeding of the Yorkshire terrier today.


Benefit of the Toy breed
The Yorkshire Terriers Terrier has very fine hair. It is similar to human hair and does not shed like most other breeds.
The Yorkshire terrier’s coat will generally grow to the ground and needs to be brushed for an hour every second day to keep it free of tangles. The hair on the head needs to be tied up secured with a rubber band or bow to keep it out of the eyes. If an owner wants less work and not being used for show then the coat can be kept trimmed short.

This way, 20 minutes brushing twice a week should be sufficient if he lives inside most of the time.
As Yorkshire Terriers are generally robust little dogs, they will happily go for a long walk some do, with their owner. If the backyard is of sufficient size, then adequate exercise can be gained running round in the backyard without the necessity of being taken for a walk in the street.


Yorkshire Terriers generally live happily with other breeds of dog as long as the dog is of similar size. A large dog could easily injure a Yorkshire terrier unintentionally while playing roughly


The Yorkshire terrier is suitable for people of all ages, with or without children but it is best that children are over 6 years of age. This is because a young child could easily injure a Yorkshire terrier. The most important issue when considering owning a Yorkshire terrier is whether you have adequate time to look after and socialize a dog! Like most dogs, it is not good for a Yorkshire terrier’s temperament to be left alone for long periods of time. If everyone in the household is away from 9am to 5pm then it is best to get 2 dogs so that they have company.


Now you know a little about the Yorkshire terrier and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breeder   or your State controlling body for purebred dogs as listed on the website. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.   


The Yorkshire terrier is not suited to being an outdoor dog only. Ideal owner/s those who require a family companion and are prepared to have a dog living indoors or in the enclosed backyard most of the times.
The good news is, the Yorkshire or a Silky Terrier is low cost to feed, with a tiny appetite. We recommend a good quality dog food from: Advanced Dog Food

And if you don’t want to deal with!!! A bit of fragility of this Yorkshire terrier
or housebreaking difficulties some times, not socialized enough; Switch to the lower Purchasing cost, the Silky Terrier is more suitable to the Australian climate and is much easier to handle generally.
  Picture please open!-->   


All Enquiries Welcome
Stud Enquiries Welcome
Back to content | Back to main menu Yorkshireterrier contra Silky Terrier