Yorkshire terrier

Breed: Yorkshire terrier

Family (group): Terriers / miniature dogs

Nationality: Great Britain

Weight (kg): 2.5 - 3.5
Size (cm): 22.5 - 23.5
Hair type: long

Color Standards: Steel Blue and Fire, Brilliant for Show Dogs.

Origin and History: Created in the early 19th century by Yorkshire miners who wanted a small rat dog. They met Clydesdale Terriers with Paisley, now extinct breed.

Personality: The Yorkshire needs a firm master, who knows how to discipline his firm character and teach him very early to behave well, because they’re very stubborn.

Health problem known: No particular health problems recognized to date.

Hereditary illness

Patellar dislocation (patella)
• Dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of the hip and elbow
• Aseptic necrosis (degeneration) of the femoral head

Predisposition to diseases

• Collapse of trachea (collapse of the trachea rings)
• Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) allergic
• Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)
• Valvular diseases and cardiac endocardiosis
• Hypothyroidism (decreased hormone production by the thyroid gland)
• Portosystemic shunt (short circuit of the liver through the bloodstream)
• Calculations (stones) urinary
• Cataracts
• Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease)
• Diabetes mellitus
• Enteropathy (intestinal disease) with loss of protein (lymphangiectasia)
• Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, dry eyes)