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The Yorkshire Terrier (Japanese: ヨークシャー・テリア Yōkushā Teria) is a toy dog breed in Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats.

Breed Information

Official artwork of the Yorkie

Yorkshire Terriers are a small and fiercely protective breed of lapdog descended from Scottish rat-hunting terriers. The breed is known for its silky coat, its affectionate attitude, and its incredible stubbornness. A Yorkie's feisty bark and sensitivity to intruders lends it an unusual role as a watchdog despite its size, and the energetic nature of the breed makes Yorkshire Terriers excellent playmates.

In-Game Description

  • Nintendogs: "This English breed is commonly called a Yorkie, and is also nicknamed the 'walking jewel.'"
  • Nintendogs + Cats: "Bred in England, the Yorkie is small but strong. It's known for its silky coat."

Unlocking the Breed


Chihuahua & Friends Starter Breed
Labrador & Friends Obtain 35,000 Trainer Points
Dachshund & Friends Obtain 2,000 Trainer Points
Dalmatian & Friends Starter Breed
Best Friends Starter Breed
Chihuahua & FriendsJA Obtain 30,000 Trainer Points
Shiba Inu & FriendsJA Obtain 14,000 Trainer Points
Dachshund & FriendsJA Starter Breed

Nintendogs + Cats

Toy Poodle & New Friends Obtain 600 Owner Points
Play for 6 days in a row
Golden Retriever & New Friends Obtain 7,400 Owner Points
Play for 25 days in a row
French Bulldog & New Friends Starter Breed

In Nintendogs

There are three variations of Yorkshire Terrier in Nintendogs - two shades of Black & Tan, and one shade of Black & Red.

In Nintendogs + Cats

In Nintendogs + Cats, the only available color option is Black & Tan, though there are several possibilities.

If the player chooses "Surprise Me!" they may find a black-and-white, grey-and-white, or pure white Yorkie.



Nintendogs + Cats



Nintendogs + Cats


  • The white Yorkie looks quite similar to a Westie.
  • Normally, Yorkies are known to have extremely long fur, similar to the Maltese. However, despite being listed in-game as a long-haired breed, the Yorkies in Nintendogs appear to have shorter hair. The probable reason for this error is that the program used to develop the game couldn't format the long fur. However, this has not been confirmed by developers.