It is very important to keep your Yorkshire Terrier at an adequate weight. Unless your vet advises otherwise, you should try and keep your dog in the weight-range typical for his or her breed and gender.
By analyzing thousands of data points, we created the real-life Yorkshire Terrier weight distribution chart. For a typical female, the weight ranges from 2.8kg to 4.3kg and for a male from 3.1Kg to 4.6kg. That is, 6.2lbs to 9.5lbs for females and 6.8lbs to 10.1lbs for males.
The chart presents the percentage of the population that falls in a specific range. For example, the Yorkshire Terrier weight is such that approximately 25% of the male dogs have a weight between 3.5kg and 4.5kg (between 7.7lbs and 9.9lbs) and 25% of the female dogs have a weight between 4kg and 5kg (between 8.8lbs and 11lbs).
The best app to monitor the weight of your Yorkshire Terrier
The 11pets: Pet Care application has a section dedicated to tracking your pet’s weight. You can see trends and identify any problems. You just have to go to the “Measurements” section and then select “Weight“. You can set up the normal weight range for your pet and log different measurements over time. With this information the application will monitor it’s weight as you can see in the image below.
Download the 11pets: Pet Care app now and start monitoring the weight of your Yorkshire Terrier.
We have included a tutorial that shows every step of the weight tracking process.
More information from experts of your Yorkshire Terrier
Care guide for the hygiene of your Yorkshire Terrier
In our blog you can also find a care guide for the hygiene of your Yorkshire Terrier developed by a group of experts. It explains how often you should bath your dog, trim its nails, clear its ears etc. and which are the most adequate tools.
The Yorkshire Terrier as seen by a dog trainer
Mario Hernández presents the Yorkshire Terrier from the point of view of a dog trainer. Thanks to this post you will understand better the origins of the breed, its character and its maintenance needs. Most importantly, you will find tips about its training.