Country of Origin:
The Yorkie was originally bred to
control rats in cotton mills and mines in Yorkshire, England. It was popular
among the working class, especially weavers. Later, is became a fashionable pet
during the Victorian age. Originally called a broken haired Scotch terrier, the
breed was renamed the Yorkshire terrier by 1870. It is a descendant of the
Waterside terrier, Old English black-and-tan terrier, rough-coated English
terrier, paisley terrier, and Clydesdale terrier. It first came to the U.S. in
The Yorkie is a very small, well-balanced dog with square proportions
and a high head carriage. Its skull is small and flat; the muzzle is tapered
with a small, black, button nose. The naturally erect ears are small and
V-shaped. The distinctive coat is long, silky, and glossy, parted down the
center of the black and hanging straight to the floor. The long hair on the head
is parted or tied into a bow. The hair on the muzzle is long and blends into the
chest hair. Puppies are born black and tan but by about two years old develop
their adult steel blue and tan coloring.
7 to 9 inches
3 to 7 pounds
The scrappy Yorkie is a true terrier.
Despite its small size, it is courageous and assertive. It tends to get along
well with most animals and children, but can become demanding and nippy if not
socialized and trained.
This is an adaptable dog that does well in a city or suburban home. It
makes a good apartment dog.
Dental care, grooming, socialization,
supervision with children and larger animals, training.
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source: dog bible