Because they are so small, Yorkshire terriers do not need a lot of room to exercise. They also can be paper trained; consequently, they make great apartment dogs, but they also enjoy walks outdoors.
The signature Yorkie coat requires regular grooming to keep it clean, healthy, and tangle-free. With fur very similar to human hair, they need daily brushing and a bath every week or two (including conditioner). The hair on the top of their head should be trimmed or pulled up to avoid eye irritation. Some Yorkie owners find professional grooming worthwhile to keep their dogs in optimum shape. Like all dogs, Yorkies need regular nail trimming, and to have their teeth brushed for dental health.