The Yorkshire Terrier, call Yorkie To abreviate, comes from the north of England and Scotland. Here it served for centuries as a versatile house and garden dog.. Its territory was later the settlements of the working poor, that were built en masse with industrialization. The little houses were small, conditions were tight. There was no room for a big dog. The little terriers were exactly the right fit here and served the town for many years as watchdogs and hunters.. Keeping rats and mice away small, driving away a marten or fox that wanted to attack the chickens or pigeons, occasionally killing a rabbit; the Yorkie proved to be a useful helper. It is even said that the old Yorkie has gone to the rabbit hole to hunt. Despite its rather delicate appearance, the Yorkshire Terrier it's a complete dog. Basically, it is a concise breed with a sometimes stubborn and fearless temperament. At the same time, has served as a lap dog for over 150 years.
Your current form as “Yorkshire Terrier” with very long and silky hair is the result of a directed show breeding. It also, their ancestors were normally much larger than the current ones or even the Toy Yorkies.
In ancient documents, even 6 KG as the weight of a Yorkshire Terrier. Like the other little British Isles terriers, the Yorkie ultimately originates from a single large gene pool of those terriers from early working class settlements. Only through deliberate artificial separation, that is to say, the separation of the brood, became the many terrier breeds that are genetically separate today. Already in 1873 the Yorkshire Terrier was recognized as a breed of dog by the Kennel Club.
according to records, the Yorkshire Terrier was the first most popular breed in the United States in 2002. His first appearance in a canine exposition took place around 1880, and immediately found great acceptance in the public. It currently ranks first in the English breeds, and it is one of the most widespread companion dogs in the world.