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Breed:

Yorkshire Terrrier

Group (AKC):

Toy


(as seen in the movie Star Wars)
Country of Origin19th century England and Scotland
Type of coatlong, shedding, silky
Groomingdaily brushing to prevent matting, regular bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning
Average height7-9 inches
Average weight4-7 pounds
Activity levelhigh
Watchdogyes, they will bark or yap a lot
Protectionno
Intelligencehigh
Trainabilitypatient, consistent methods, can be stubborn and willful
Compatibility with childrenolder children preferred, no roughhousing
Characterlively, robust, affectionate
Ideal home environmentapartment OK
Ideal ownercalm, patient, consistent leader with time to socialize and groom
Suggestions:early socialization, no spoiling
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Additional notes:

A newborn Yorkshire Terrier in New York would be a "New Yorkshire Terrier".

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