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Yorkshire Terriers

Did You Know?

Yorkshire Terriers were originally bred in 19th century in Yorkshire, England to catch rats in clothing mills.


Breed Overview

Yorkies are the 4th most popular breed in America and the 3rd most insured breed.

The average Yorkie has a life span between 13 to 16 years, however, they are susceptible to several hereditary disorders that you should keep an eye on.

Here is a list of health problems you should be aware of.

Problem Cost to Treat
Legg Perthes Disease $2,000 to $4,000
Liver Shunt $2,000 to $5,000
Hip Dysplasia $4,000 to $6,000
Luxating Patella $1,500 to $3,000
Collapsed Trachea Varies
Hypoglycemia Varies
Eye Problems Varies
Cancer $5,000 to $20,000



Key Coverage to Consider

All of the top five pet insurance plans cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.

Emergency Care
Cancer Coverage
Orthopedic Issues
Hereditary Conditions
Prescription Meds
Routine Care O
Pre-Existing Conditions X


Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.


How Much Does it Cost?

Pet insurance companies rate plans based on breed, age and where you live. The good news for Yorkie owners is that they are less expensive to insure than most purebred dogs. Here is a smattering of prices across the country to give you an idea of how much it will cost to insure your Yorkie.

Location Price
Saginaw, MI $39/mo.
Portsmouth, ME $37/mo.
San Antonio, TX $38/mo.
Tampa, FL $41/mo.
La Jolla, CA $46/mo.


Source: Pet Insurance Cost


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