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Yorkshire Terrier Dog

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The Yorkshire Terrier is the most popular small dog breed in the United States. It's often called by its nickname the Yorkie. The American Kennel Club classifies the Yorkie as a Toy dog, but also agrees that it is a terrier.

Where to Yorkshire Terriers come from?

Well, Yorkshire, of course! To be more specific they originated from Yorkshire, England where they were first bred to kill rats in clothing mills.

In the 1860s there was a famous Yorkshire Terrier named Huddersfield Ben. He was a popular Paisley Terrier at the time and he became the definition for the Yorkshire Terrier breed type.

How big do they get?

They are a small dog that only weighs four to seven pounds.



Their Famous Coat

The coat is probably the most defining feature of the Yorkshire Terrier. The hair is straight, fine, and shiny and is often grown out long and then parted down the middle of the back. The back of the coat is often a dark grey that turns tan around the middle, legs, and face of the dog. If the hair is kept long it must be brushed regularly. Some owners keep the hair clipped short.

Yorkshire Terriers do not shed very much as well. This can make them good pets for people who are somewhat allergic to dogs. Sometimes they are said to be hypoallergenic.

Temperament

These small dogs are active and bold. They can be good pets and companions, but need to be trained not to bark too much. They also tend not to like walking on a leash and can be difficult to house break.

Is it the same as a Silky Terrier?

No, they are different dog breeds, however, they are quite similar too. The Silky is larger at 10 pounds vs. seven. Silky Terriers tend to be more independent as well.

Fun Facts about Yorkshire Terriers



For more about Dogs:

Border Collie
Dachshund
German Shepherd
Golden Retriever
Labrador Retrievers
Police Dogs
Poodle
Yorkshire Terrier

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