Yorkshire Terrier Dogs Health Problems

Wanting to get a Yorkshire Terrier and need to know what are the common diseases or health problems that Yorkshire Terriers are prone to?

According to dog experts, Yorkshire Terrier Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of breeds that are considered the most healthy dog breeds.

What Diseases Are Yorkshire Terrier Dogs Prone to?

    Are Yorkshire Terriers hypoallergenic: Yes

    Dog Breeds with The Least Health Issues

    Responsible canine owners want the very best for their furry friends, often taking more steps to give them plenty of love and guidance. Combining that attention, with routine physical exercise and trips to their local vet.

    Looking for a dog breed that won't break the bank with trips to the veterinarian? Have a look at our list below. But, keep in mind that your pet's health is ultimately up to you.

    1. Australian cattle dog - This enthusiastic breed of dog is famous for its intelligence, dexterity, and stamina. As a comparatively healthy breed, the Australian cattle dog does not have a history of major illnesses and may live up to 13 years with proper training and proper preventative care.

    2. Border Collie - Advancements in DNA testing have made it easier to control the relatively few minor genetic conditions known to affect border collies. As a high-energy dog with a life expectancy of up to 14 years, the Border collie is a terrific choice for active individuals and young families-- just be ready to provide her with lots of outdoor playtime and exercise.

    3. German Pinscher - This muscular and agile dog is not often associated with major health conditions, and may live up to 14 years with proper care and a lot of exercise.

    4. English Springer Spaniel - Though this mild, cordial breed of spaniel is sometimes known to suffer minor eye problems, it is usually less likely to suffer from many serious genetic diseases. A healthier English springer spaniel may live up to 14 years.

    5. Chihuahua - With passion and attention, this pint-sized pooch species can live up to 18 years. The Chihuahua's petite size means it typically calls for less exercise than other breeds of dogs.

Yorkshire Terrier Dogs Health Problems

Yorkshire Terrier Information

The Yorkshire Terrier’s appearance is that of a well-balanced, long coated, small (Toy-type) terrier, readily identified by its steel blue and tan, straight-flowing coat. The hair is parted on the muzzle and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail. The body is square and evenly proportioned. The dog’s high head carriage and confident manner gives the appearance of vigor and self-importance.

The Yorkshire Terrier is tolerant of older children, provided they respect its personal space. Due to its small size and bold temperament (which arises from its working origins) the Yorkshire Terrier is not recommended for young children unless carefully supervised. The Yorkshire Terrier can occasionally be a bit too brave when dealing with larger dogs, but gets along fine with cats and other household pets. Yorkies prefer life indoors, and are especially unsuited to cold climates.

What to do if you lose your Yorkshire Terrier

If your Yorkshire Terrier Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Telephone the nearby vets to see if anyone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Yorkshire Terrier

If you find a Yorkshire Terrier Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound near to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.