Yorkshire terrier life expectancy. Health in conjunction with the appropriate care considerably increases yorkshire terriers life cycle. The yorkshire terrier was recognized by the united kennel club in 1956. He has a cute look and a silky coat that comes in steel blue and tan. The life expectancy of the yorkshire terrier is between is between 12 to 15 years with a median age of 135 years.
In the 19th century however he weighed about fifteen pounds and had been originally developed to perform the less than glamorous but necessary job of controlling the rats in the coal mines and cotton mills of yorkshire england. The yorkshire terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type developed during the 19th century in yorkshire england. Yorkshire terrier or yorkie as it is popularly called is a cute looking companion dog originating in englands yorkshire region bred to catch rats that thronged the local clothing mills. The yorkshire terrier or yorkie is a small dog breed with a strong personality and an independent nature.
Lifespan of a dog. A dog years chart by breed how long should you expect your dog to live. Average human life expectancy in the us is 7874 years and the dog breed rottweiler has an average lifespan of 9 years. A popular companion dog the yorkshire terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds such as the australian silky terrier.
It has a grey black and tan coat and the breeds nickname is yorkie. Vomiting diarrhea and undetected birth defects are common among teacup yorkies. Regular grooming is needed. Female yorkies live on average 15 years longer than males.
A clipped coat needs daily to weekly combing and brushing. Ideally its maximum size is 7 pounds 32 kg. Lifespan of yorkshire terriers 8 may 2017 by yorkieadmin leave a comment the lifespan of yorkshire terriers if you chose a good breeder which i m sure you have after following our advice and got a good quality healthy yorkie it can live between 12 to 15 years. Full show coats need hours of grooming and pet owners usually choose to clip them short giving them a shaggy look.