Height: 8” to 9” at the shoulder
Weight: 4 to 6 pounds
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
Yorkshire Terriers are a healthy breed, but some face health issues like eye disease, knee problems, and collapsed trachea. Yorkies under four pounds are particularly prone to health problems. The breed does have a minor issue that can seem pretty scary called “reverse sneezing.” It’s triggered when they get too excited or try to eat their food or drink their water too fast, but is typically over in just a few seconds. Small breeds often have teeth issues, so keep up with their brushing and professional cleanings. Some Yorkies don’t lose their baby teeth, so keep an eye out to make sure your Yorkie’s adult teeth don’t come without their baby teeth falling out first.