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The Yorkshire Terrier
Interesting Facts about the Yorkshire Terrier
In 1861 the Yorkshire Terrier made its first appearance as a “broken-haired Scotch Terrier”. The first record of a Yorkshire Terrier being born in the United States was 1872.
Are you thinking about getting a Yorkshire Terrier?
The Yorkshire Terrier needs to be groomed on a regular basis. The coat is easy to care for but it is time consuming. Small children can injure the Yorkshire Terrier very easily and needs to be supervised when small children are present. He is a devoted dog and he is willing to guard his master against any danger despite his small stature.
What does the Yorkshire Terrier look like?
The Yorkshire Terrier carries himself with an air of self-importance. His has long hair that is blue and tan, which is parted on the face down to the end of his tail and it hands straight down each side of his body. He has dark eyes and a black nose. His ears are small and V-shaped standing erect. His weight should never exceed seven pounds.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a wonderful companion for adults and older children. He does love children of all ages but he can be injured by younger ones. He will be by your side at all times guarding you or just being your friend.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog with a big attitude. This is a dog that will one minute happily snuggle on grandma’s knee, delicately eating digestives and the next minute leap through the air and tear after the neighbour’s Rottweiler, promising to show it who is boss. Yorkies are terriers after all, and will protect their territory valiantly. The Yorkie is an affectionate dog but not naturally good with children. If a Yorkie is brought up with children or exposed to them as a puppy, it should be fine. However, children need to understand that the Yorkie has small bones that break much easier than most toys. Supervision is highly recommended.
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