There are lots of questions regarding Yorkie size. Many owners are concerned that their dog is either too small or too large in comparison to others…
And this leads them to be concerned about possible health
Or even if breeding
was done properly.
At the heart of this issue is the expression “toy” or “mini”. This is due partly because there are breeders who purposefully bred down this dog to create Yorkshire Terriers who are smaller than the standard.
The other element is a standard Yorkie who falls under or over the expected weight and/or size range.
Per AKC guidelines, weight will vary between 4 and 7 pounds (1.81 to 3.17 kg). This is the full grown adult weight. Height, however, is a different matter.
There is no set standard. What an owner can expect is for an adult to reach a height of between 6 and 9 inches (15.24 to 22.86 cm) and one must remember that this measurement is from the floor to the withers (shoulder tops).
With this being said, this breed can vary in both weight and height.
Let’s first take a look at how the Yorkie compares to other toy breeds.