The Yorkshire Terrier is a breed of dog available in Nintendogs and its 3DS sequel.


DS: "This English breed is commonly called a Yorkie, and is also nicknamed the 'walking jewel.'"

3DS: "Bred in England, the Yorkie is small but strong. It's known for its silky coat."

Unlocking the Breed

Nintendogs + Cats

In Nintendogs + Cats, the only available color is Black & Tan. If the player chooses "Surprise me!" they may find a black-and-white, grey-and-white, or pure white Yorkie.




  • Rocco/Basti - owned by Tonya/Miriam


  • 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.



Nintendogs + Cats

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