My little boy, Yorkies are hypo allergic, don’t shed, they have hair like people they don’t have a "coat" per-say like other dogs. If you are thinking about getting a yorkie do you research AKC.org is a good place to start. Buyer Beware. Don’t just buy a cute puppy. Get to know your breeder because these dogs are extremely expensive search out a good breed one you will have a life long relationship with and you will own a great HEALTHY yorkie .Yorkie life expectancy is about 18 years.