From puppyhood to old age, it’s always good to be aware of the common issues and conditions that could occur during your Yorkshire Terrier's life.

With 45 years of pet health experience under our collar, we’re here to help you get your pet the very best care over their entire lifetime. From pup to pensioner, pet insurance is key to keeping your pet healthy and happy. Discover some of the most common health issues we see in Yorkshire Terriers throughout their life.

General information

We’ve analysed our data to see what claims we receive most regularly for Yorkshire Terriers.
Here are some of the key insights:

top 5

Skin disease, mouth problems, tumours, vomiting and diarrhoea are the five most common claims in Yorkshire Terriers.


Yorkshire Terriers are over four times more likely to claim for a dislocated kneecap compared to other dog breeds.

skin disease

Around 1 in 12 claims are due to skin disease – the most common claim for this breed.

Claims by Yorkshire Terrier age

Claims can occur in every breed of dog, at any age!

You might be surprised to know that on average, in 2019, we paid over £4,700 per week in Yorkshire Terrier puppy claims.

In the same year, we paid £2,234,040 in claims for middle-aged and senior Yorkshire Terriers.

Common claim conditions

Here are some of the most common claims we receive for Yorkshire Terrier at each age:


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