Breed standards

Despite its small size, Yorkies are very proportionally, which does not hide even a thick, long and silky hair falling evenly on both sides. Yorkshirskiy Terriers characterizes agile and lively but equable temperament. Because this breed is bred in many countries, existing national standards may differ slightly in the description of physical parameters.

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So, the standard weight established by the International Cynological Federation (FCI), for Yorkies is 3.1 kg. This value is the maximum given and the standards of the American Kennel Club (AKC). The ancestor of the breed is the United Kingdom, the British kennel club (UK KC) set the maximum at around 3.2 kg, but the standard of the International Kennel Union (IKU) is the highest and amounts to 3.5 kg.

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If you adhere to the standard set by the Kingdom, most preferred are individuals whose weight is from 1.8 to 2.7 kg, average height at the withers – 28 see All of the standards relate to the faults exceeding the maximum weight, and although the minimum weight in them in any way not specified, it is noted that a value of "not welcome".

Mini and super-mini Yorkies

However, there is an informal graduation, which yorkshirskiy Terriers weighing more than 2 kilograms are classified as "mini", and those whose weight is 0.9 to 1.3 kg in class "super mini". They are of course more expensive than a dog of standard size and weight, but individual species are not. The appearance of these "kids" in litters from parents with a standard weight, is a coincidence, and all attempts of breeders to bring a new kind of Yorkie is smaller, as a rule, are not crowned with success.

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By purchasing this puppy, you should clearly understand that this is a lot, but the breeder you about this may not to say. The fact that small species, in their majority, have health problems, which can be revealed only after some time. The most serious abnormality is an abnormal position of the liver, which causes death of the dog in 1-3 years. In addition, these "kids" are sensitive to any infection and they require constant watch at the vet. A normal dog standard weight does not need constant veterinary care, rarely sick and live on average to 15 years.