General Size: Small
Country of Origin:United Kingdom
The Yorkshire terrier is a small breed of dog and it is always
a blue and gold color. The coat is usually long and flowing, and it is parted on the face
usually with the use of a bow, in order for the dog to be able to see properly.
Its purpose these days is to be a family pet and it is also sometimes used as a watchdog
despite its small size.
The Yorkshire terrier is an extremely confident dog, and that
is why it is sometimes used as a watch dog. They usually show authority with other
dogs, no matter what size the other dog is. They can also be wary around young children
though if trained properly and brought up around children, they are happy to be around
Due to their confident manner, it is often a good idea to take the Yorkshire terrier to
a puppy training class. This will socialize them with other dogs and teach them how
to behave around them. It is important that they learn how strong a bigger dog can be
compared to how strong they are. You also have to be fairly strict with a Yorkshire terrier
as they can be a little stubborn. As long as you stand your ground you should end up with
a well behaved dog.
Overall this breed is an energetic breed of dog and they need a lot of exercise. They also
need affection and they can be sweet and loving towards their owners. They sometimes
border on being aggressive but this is due to their terrier background and despite their
size it is important to realize that they are still terriers.
The Yorkshire terrier has been around for roughly one hundred years. It
is thought that men from the north of England developed the Yorkshire terrier to catch
rats in any infested mines. There is no proof of how the breed actually came about though
it is speculated that Scottish men brought various types of terrier to the north of England
including the Skye terrier and the Clydesdale terrier which is now extinct. The terriers
were then thought to have been bred with dogs such as the Dandie Dinmont and the black and tan Manchester terrier.
Originally the Yorkshire terrier was bigger than it is today. The dog was miniaturized
over time by breeding the best quality smaller dogs. The first proper characterized
Yorkshire terrier that we see today appeared in a show in 1870 and for years women have
carried the dogs in their handbags and under their arms as a sort of social stature.
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