One of the most recognizable breeds in the world, the Yorkshire Terrier stands at an intimidating 6 inches tall and 7 pounds large. The Yorkie has a personality no different than all other Terrier-type dogs, they are feisty and love to bark. They will be sure to alert you if anyone is at your front door, making them excellent watchdogs. The Yorkie is always looking for an adventure and will love exploring new outdoor areas. Just make sure to keep a close eye on them when they are off-leash as they have a knack for getting themselves into trouble!
The ancestors of these dogs were originally used in coal mines in Yorkshire, England to exterminate rodents. The Yorkshire Terrier was initially a mix between various Terrier-type dogs, however, the exact combination is not entirely clear. In 1886 the Kennel Club of England recognized the Yorkshire Terrier as an official breed and they were quickly living a luxurious life among wealthy Europeans. The earliest record of a Yorkie being born in the US was in 1872, and their popularity has been growing ever since. Today, these pups are considered to be the most popular Toy dog breed in the United States.
The Yorkie is often involved in beauty contests because of their long silky coats that are easy to groom. They have a glamorous look to them and are often seen with their trademark topknot tied with a pretty bow. With this kind of adorable appearance, you can be sure that your pup will attract plenty of attention everywhere you take them. The Yorkie is less often seen in obedience contests because they can be quite stubborn and usually like to be in charge, a true beauty queen indeed!
Yorkshire Terriers have plenty of energy and will certainly need their daily exercise. Due to their small size, they can burn off a lot of their energy within the house, but they will love going on walks around the neighborhood as well. If you plan on owning a Yorkie, you should know that they get very attached to their family, so make sure you’re prepared for endless cuddles. They will demand a lot of attention from their people and will not enjoy being alone. These dogs will display tons of affection and make wonderful companion dogs. With all of their amazing traits, combined with their adorable appearance, it is no wonder why they are so popular!
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