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The Best Dog Food Brands for a Yorkie (2024)

The Yorkshire Terrier or simply Yorkie is a cute and cuddly toy breed that has a big personality. Yorkies are intelligent and will require a nutritionally appropriate diet for their small size.

Yorkies only weigh on average around 5-7 pounds, with Teacup Yorkies weighing even less. By weight, the National Research Council of the National Academies recommends an average daily caloric intake of 150 calories per day. 

Unfortunately, the genetics past down from breeding has left the Yorkshire Terrier with predisposition conditions such as hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, teeth and gum issues and collapsing tracheas. This is why it’s extremely important to feed your Yorkie a dog food brand that;s nutritionally balanced, complete and specifically designed for them.

So what’s the best dog food for a Yorkshire Terrier? Our team of dog food nutritionists researched and analyzed over 400 small and toy breed dog foods for the very best based off the nutritional needs of a Yorkies. Here are the best dog food brands for a Yorkie for 2022.

To qualify each dog food brand must meet the following requirements:

  • Real Meat or Fish is #1 Ingredient
  • Small Breed Specific Formla
  • Protein and Fat Levels Balance
  • No Corn, Wheat or Soy
  • No Artificial Flavors, Colors or Preservatives
  • Exceeds AAFCO Standards

Wellness® Toy Breed Complete Health Adult Deboned Chicken, Brown Rice & Peas Recipe Dry Dog Food

Yorkies, just like their larger counterparts, need to be fed real meat to help live a healthy life. If you are looking for a lean meat source consider feeding real de-boned chicken. Wellness Complete Healthy Toy Breed is made with this highly palatable ingredient that Yorkies will love.

Additionally, the 5 star dry dog food is specifically formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs your Yorkshire Terrier requires. The kibble is not only perfectly bite-sized and palatable, it’s nutritionally complete as well. The balance Wellness Complete Health Toy Breed offers has perfect amount of protein, fat and calories your Yorkie requires on a daily basis.

Additional protein-concentrated chicken meal and turkey meal is added to exceeds AAFCO standard for protein levels (30.0% min). Furthermore, Wellness adds antioxidant rich fruits, whole vegetables and glucosamine for hip and joint health as well. 

Ingredients: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Oatmeal, Peas, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Tomatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Beta-Carotene, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Chicory Root Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

Caloric Content: 502 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
CRUDE FAT 17.0% min
CRUDE FIBER 3.5% max
MOISTURE 10.0% max
CALCIUM 1.1% max
VITAMIN E 400 IU/kg min
ASCORBIC ACID 100 mg/kg min
GLUCOSAMINE 200 mg/kg min
BETA-CAROTENE 5 mg/kg min


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Dr. Janet Evans

it's my pleasure to welcome you to our series on the Dog Food Network. With a deep passion for canine nutrition and years of experience in veterinary medicine, I've dedicated much of my career to understanding what makes a healthy diet for our furry friends. The journey towards optimal health for our dogs begins with the right nutrition, and it's this belief that has motivated me to share my knowledge and insights with you through these articles.

Dr. Janet Evans