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Yorkshire Terrier

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Find Litters

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire to catch rats in clothing mills. Small in size but big in personality, the Yorkshire Terrier makes a feisty but loving companion. The “Yorkie” has won many fans with his devotion to his owners and his elegant looks.

Health issues often seen in the Yorkshire Terrier include Bronchitis, Lymphangiectasia, Portosystemic shunt, Cataracts, and Keratitis sicca.

Common Medical Disorders

Eye disorders
  • Cataracts
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) - "dry eye"
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Retinal dysplasia
Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • Patellar luxation
Cardiovascular disorders
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Portosystemic shunt
Endocrine disorders Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's syndrome)
Nervous system disorders Shaker dog syndrome
Respiratory disorders Tracheal collapse
Skin disorders
  • Colour dilution alopecia
  • Congenital hypotrichosis
Urinary and reproductive disorders
  • Cryptorchidism, retained testicle
  • Urolithiasis (stones)

Lifetime Cost of Ownership

Accessories £8 per month. Total £960
Food £30 per month. Total £3,600
Health and Dental £10 per month. Total £1,200
Veterinary Care Traditional pet insurance for a Yorkshire Terrier would be £2,893 over ten years. Equivalent cover through claim sharing would cost £2,025. Claim sharing saves you £868.
10 Year Cost £8,653 with insurance or save £868 with claim sharing

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