Yorkshire Terriers – Choosing a Yorkshire Terrier – Dog Breeds

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  • Congenital Elbow Luxation – is a dislocation of the elbow joint.
  • Hepatic Lipidosis (fatty liver disease) – is a syndrome characterized by an accumulation of excessive amounts of lipid (fat) within the cells of the liver and is diagnosed in puppies.
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus is a blood vessel that connects the aorta and the pulmonary artery and remains open or patent after birth.
  • Testicular tumors are tumors that involve the testicles in intact male dogs.

    In addition, the Yorkshire terrier is prone to dwarfism, difficulty delivering puppies, and low blood sugar.

    Life Span

    The life span of the Yorkshire terrier is 14 to 16 years.

    We realize that each dog is unique and may display other characteristics. This profile provides generally accepted breed information only.

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