Yorkshire Terriers

Yorkshire Terriers

Prepare for a cute attack! Yorkshire Terriers have to be one of the cutest dogs ever bred. The breed’s origins were supposedly from a male called Old Crab and a female named Kitty. After reading up on Yorkies, I have to say that their intelligence and quick movements prove their original purpose, that is, for catching rats.

They were working dogs during their humble beginnings, and were used in the cotton and wool mills of the 1800s to keep the rodent population down. Today, they are mostly known as companion pets. They dote on attention and will follow their owners from room to room.

Here’s a 5-minute video of pure Yorkshire Terrier puppy cuteness! Here’s a 1-minute video on Yorkshire Terrier basics. Finally, here’s a 5-minute compilation video showcasing a number of adorable, quick and intelligent Yorkie pups.

FunFacts about Yorkshire Terriers: (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England. Ideally its maximum size is 7 pounds (3.2 kg). A popular companion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds, such as the Australian Silky Terrier. It has a grey, black and tan coat, and the breed’s nickname is Yorkie. (Source)
  • The Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire, which is a county in northern England.
  • Historically, Scottish mill workers came down to Yorkshire to work in factories and brought a variety of terriers with them for the purpose of catching rats. The original Yorkie breed is said to have come from a male called Old Crab and two females, one called Kitty and the other of unknown name.
  • In the latter part of the 1800s, the Yorkshire Terrier was shown in dog shows under a bizarre category called, quote: “Rough and Broken-coated, Broken-haired Scotch and Yorkshire Terriers”. (Source)
  • In 1872, the Yorkshire Terrier was introduced in North America.
  • The best Yorkie hair is glossy, straight, silky and fine.
  • Traditionally, the hair is grown out long and parted down the middle of the back.
  • Best coloring for the coat, quote: From the back of the neck to the base of the tail, the coat should be a dark grey to a black color, and the hair on the tail should be a darker black. On the head, high chest and legs, the hair should be a bright, rich tan, darker at the roots than in the middle, that shades into a lighter tan at the tips, but not for all dogs. Also, in adult dogs there should be no black hairs intermingled with any of the tan coloured fur. (Source)
  • It may take three to four years for the final coat color to emerge in a Yorkie.
  • Yorkies are sometimes described as having a hypoallergenic coat since they shed very little.
  • Yorkshire Terriers are described as intelligent, very active, overprotective and fond of attention.
  • Yorkies are better for families with older children and adults.
  • Yorkies are known to be yappy. But as an intelligent breed, born for work, they need a lot of exercise and stimulation to be content.

 

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