How many live Yorkshire terriers?

Galina Mirzahmedova
Galina Mirzahmedova
December 25, 2014
How many live Yorkshire terriers?

The Yorkshire Terrier or the Scottish Bristly-Wool Terrier is a breed of companion dogs originating from the north of the UK (Yorkshire), hence the name. These are miniature decorative dogs, height at withers is 20-22 cm, average weight 1.5-2 kg.

Life expectancy of Yorkshire terriers

Breeders and breed lovers are often interested in how many years the Yorkshire terriers live. A common opinion is that these dogs are not long-lived and can live a maximum of four years. But this opinion is wrong and erroneous, since the average life expectancy of Yorkshire terriers is 10-12 years, whereas they can live to the maximum from 18 to 21 years. In fact, Yorkshire terriers have excellent health and with the right lifestyle (nutrition, adequate medical care, prevention, etc.) can please their owners for a very long time.

More information about the life expectancy of dogs you can get from our article How many dogs live.

How long the Yorkshire terriers live also depends on their lifestyle. It is noticed that dogs that walk a lot, run, that is, receive regular loads, live longer. York's lifespan also depends on heredity, so when you start a puppy, you need to take into account its pedigree. Dog breeders also believe that the smaller the animal (and specifically the dog) in size, the longer it will live.