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  Yorkshire Terrier 

Registration: All Yorkshire Terriers are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.

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Yorkshire Terrier registration; how to register your Yorkshire Terriers or to dual register your Yorkshire Terrier with the United Canine Association.

The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Yorkshire Terrier in 2002.

                                        

  


Breed Characteristics:
The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the world's smallest dog breeds. 

Yorkshire Terriers are highly energetic, brave, loyal, petit looking and a well balanced dog with a square shape. 

The Yorkshire terrier's skull is small and flat. 

The muzzle is tapered with a small black button nose. 

Yorkshire Terrier's ears are small and erect and V-shaped. 

                              
Country of Origin: The Yorkshire Terrier originated in the Yorkshire region in England.

 

Original Purpose:
  Hunting, Ratter.


Today's Uses:
Companion.


Weight:
 The Yorkshire Terrier should 7 pounds or less. The Yorkshire Terrier should not exceed 7 pounds.  The weight of both the male and female Yorkshire Terriers are the same.

Height:
The Yorkshire Terrier is 6-9 inches tall.  Both male and female Yorkshire Terriers are the same height.


Coat:
 The coat of a Yorkshire Terrier should be of moderate length and straight with a glossy appearance and fine silky texture.


Color:
 Adolescent Yorkshire Terriers and puppies are black and tan in color with a darker body color.  Adult Yorkshire Terries will be dark steel blue in color on the body from the back of the neck to the tail with darker blue on the tail.  The blue color should appear dark, more of a steel-blue hue than the silvery blue.  The blue in the Yorkshire Terrier's coat should be free from any other color mixed in with it.  The tan portion of a Yorkshire Terrier's coat should be a rich tan that is darker at the roots and gradually becoming lighter toward the tips. The tan portion should not contain any black hairs blended in.



Temperament:
The Yorkshire Terrier is a intelligent, confident, affectionate, lively, brave, spirited and adventurous little dog.  Yorkshire Terriers are very loyal and affectionate with their owners, but can be somewhat suspicious of strangers. Care should be taken not to spoil them too much as the Yorkshire Terrier can become very time demanding of their owners. 



With Children:
When properly socialized the Yorkshire Terriers is fine with children and makes an exceptional family pet.



With Pets: Yorkshire Terriers should be even tempered and co-exist peacefully with other breeds. They may show some signs of aggression toward other dogs or small animals.



Trainability:
The Yorkshire Terrier is easily trained for obedience and agility.

Some Yorkshire Terriers can be difficult to housetrain.


Activity Level:
 Yorkshire Terrier are a little breed that has a high energy level, fortunately a small amount of room is all that is needed to exercise them sufficiently. 


Life Expectancy:
 The Yorkshire Terrier lives an average life span of 12-15 years.

 
 

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