Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) & Teacup Yorkies
The Yorkshire terrier is a small, toy-sized designer puppy. The little head is somewhat even on the top, with a medium-sized muzzle. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The nose is dark and the medium-sized eyes are dull with dim eye edges. The erect ears are V-formed. Their front and hind legs appear straight when seen from the front. The round feet have dark toenails. Dewclaws are typically uprooted. The tail is usually docked to a medium length and conveyed to a degree higher than the back. Yorkie puppies are brown, black and tan. The hair on the head is very long and sometimes a hair band or rubber band is needed to prevent it from going into the puppy’s food bowl and eyes. Alternatively, some Yorkie owners may decide to trim the hair on top of the head.
The Yorkie was made by working men of north England, who created the breed for chasing after rats and mice that clothing factories and mines. These fast small pups could infiltrate badger and fox tunnels. The breed is not exceptionally old but its sources are not very certain. Nonetheless, it appears to be likely that Scotsmen looking for work in the woolen plants of Yorkshire brought with them different sorts of terriers, including the Skye Terrier, Dandie Dinmont, Manchester Terrier, Maltese and the now-terminated Clydesdale (Paisley Terrier). The aforementioned breeds were then crossed with local breeds, for example, the longhaired Leeds Terrier. The Yorkie we see today is much tinier than its ancestors but by selectively breeding them the Yorkie was gradually miniaturized over the years. It was made into a design pooch. Ladies conveyed these little canines in their packs and under their arms. The Yorkshire Terrier was recognized by the AKC in 1885.
DispositionYorkshire Terriers are a very eager and playful breed that are oblivious of their tiny size. Yorkies are extremely energetic, loyal, brave and smart. It is affectionate with its master, but when Yorkie owners don’t become the pack leader, it can become wary of strangers and aggressive to other dogs and pets. It has a true terrier heritage and needs someone who understands how to be its leader. Yorkies are recommended for older, more thoughtful and mature children. Yorkies are easy to train when treated like a dog and not a toy or small child. The Yorkshire terrier is a very loving breed and can be trusted with children when their owners display the correct pack leadership.
Yorkie's are expected to live around 12-15 years.
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