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    Yorkshire Terrier |England|

    Yorkshire Terrier |England|

    Yorkshire Terriers, or “Yorkies,” are busy, active little dogs that are somewhat self-important. They like to be the center of attention and to bask in unadulterated admiration. They are selfconfident, charismatic, and playful, and have huge personalities. Despite, or perhaps because of, their diminutive size, they can be aggressive toward other dogs and wary of strangers; they are also inclined to bark. Although famous for their coiffed appearance, Yorkies love a good romp outside and retain the terrier instinct to chase small rodents.


    The breed developed in the nineteenth century in Yorkshire and Lancashire, in northern England, from small terrier-types that were favored by mill owners and weavers. The terriers, many of which had emigrated with workers from Scotland were valued for keeping rodent populations at bay. Breeds such as the now-extinct Clydesdale, Waterside, and Old English Toy Terrier are all thought to have contributed to the Yorkie. The most influential early Yorkie was Huddersfield, who won numerous show classes and ratting events. All modern Yorkies trace back to him through his ten sons and one daughter. Yorkies were being exhibited in the United States by 1878 and were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885.

    Yorkie puppies are born black. Their tan or blueand- tan coloring emerges gradually as they mature.

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    From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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