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Basic Information To Know About The Yorkshire Terrier

2016/5/4 10:15:07

The Yorkshire Terrier (nicknamed the "Yorkie") is an English toy breed of dog which for the most part retains their original terrier instincts and features a silky blue and tan coat that sheds little to no hair as well as a small face with dark eyes, a black nose and perked-up ears that combine to create an overall glamorous or pampered appearance. The breed has origins dating back to the mid-1800s, and they were first bred for the main purpose of catching rats before they later found popularity as a companion dog after exhibition on the dog show circuit.

A few of their most recognizable features include their bold and feisty temperament, hypoallergenic coat that is commonly worn in long, flowing styles at dog shows around the world, tendency to be pampered and ability to offer a lot of dog in a small package - which help make the Yorkshire Terrier the third most popular companion dog breed in the world as well as the most popular of all breeds for apartment dwellers and people who suffer from dog allergies.

The Yorkshire Terrier was originally created in Yorkshire in England during the mid-1800s and was originally bred to catch rats that infested clothing mills. Soon they became popular around the dog show circuit and subsequently they found favor as a companion dog for the wealthy in England as well as America once they were exhibited there just a few years later. The many breeds thought to have been involved in their creation include the Waterside Terrier, Clydesdale Terrier, Paisley Terrier, Black and Tan English Terrier as well as perhaps the Maltese and Skye Terrier.

Yorkshire Terriers are classed as a tiny-sized dog. The recommended standard size for the Yorkshire Terrier male and female is 8-9 inches high from paw to shoulder and a weight of 5-7 pounds.

The Yorkshire Terrier is well-known for their busy, curious and often stubborn temperament. They are generally suspicious with strangers, but their small size can make them unsuitable as a guard dog.

The Yorkshire Terrier is also known to be highly intelligent - ranking equal 27th compared to other dogs based on their ability to learn obedience commands. They are also known to be too fragile for some young children and may become snappy with them if handled too roughly - making them not the best choice as a family pet. The Yorkshire Terrier is not highly compatible with other animals and can be surprisingly aggressive despite their size which makes it very important to introduce them to new animals slowly.

The Yorkshire Terrier doesn't need a yard to run around in, and are easily the most popular breed for apartment living which they are highly suited to if they are exercised enough. They enjoy warmer temperatures, and can be uncomfortable if it gets too cold - so extra measures should be taken to keep them warm in winter.

The Yorkshire Terrier enjoys activities such as play sessions with their owner and going for a run around a safe area. They have a high level of energy and need to be given daily exercise in the form of short walks while being kept on the leash to prevent behavior problems like excessive barking - habits that the Yorkshire Terrier may be particularly inclined to take up if they're given no other outlet for their energy.

The Yorkshire Terrier can make the perfect dog for gentle owners, families with older children, apartment dwellers, seniors or allergy sufferers. They are suitable for anyone who is willing to commit to a moderately high amount of grooming and take time to give them early socialization and fair discipline to establish the human as the pack leader as well as take them for short daily walks and give a very high amount of companionship and attention. is an online magazine written by dog lovers for dog lovers that covers a wide variety of topics such as dog training, dog health and advice on dog breeds such as information on Yorkshire Terrier information.