About the Breed

Small in size but big in personality, the Yorkshire Terrier makes a feisty but loving companion. The most popular toy dog breed in the U.S., the “Yorkie” has won many fans with his devotion to his owners, his elegant looks, and his suitability to apartment living. Loves everyone and great for all ages.

If you want a dog who…

  • Is small, fine-boned, elegant, easy to carry, and doesn’t take up much space
  • Sheds very lightly (one of the best breeds for allergy sufferers)
  • Is lively and inquisitive, and moves swiftly with light-footed grace
  • Doesn’t need a lot of exercise
  • Makes a keen watchdog — won’t fail to announce strangers
  • Is peaceful with other pets

A Yorkshire Terrier may be right for you.