Yorkshire Terrier
Gran Bretañaa FCI 86 . Toy Terriers

Yorkshire Terrier

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History

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.

The Yorkshire Terrier It is the product of the combination of Scottish and English Terriers, It occurred when a part of the population of Scotland was displaced due to the Industrial Revolution and settled in England. The races that have led to the Yorkshire Terrier include the Waterside Terrier, the Clydesdale Terrier or Paisley Terrier (extinct race). The Scottish influence is given by the Scottish Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier, the Maltese, the Cairn Terrier and the Skye Terrier.

Physical characteristics


How is a Yorkshire Terrier?

The Yorkshire Terrier it's a dwarf dog. And at the same time this little dog is a real terrier. He wants to be taken seriously as a dog and not as an accessory to a human. The Yorkshire Terrier it is the smallest of all terriers. However, its size is not exactly defined by the standard. As weight, valid standard specifies up to 3,2 kg.

Unfortunately people try to dwarf this dog more and more. Therefore, a minimum weight of 2,4 KG for breeding, which must be confirmed by weighing in the breed's fitness tests. A weight less than 2,4 kg for an adult dog should be marked as torture breeding due to the accompanying physical and mental problems. The dog's natural building plan, which is already extremely flexible and powerful, no longer works with a weight less than 2,4 kg. Some breeders with lucrative intentions stop feeding the mother a few weeks before giving birth to get smaller offspring.. This malnutrition translates into problems of bones and joints that suffer in adulthood.

Many breeders and lovers pay close attention to the fur of the yorkie. His coat must not be wavy according to the standard, but this should not be taken too seriously. In times past Yorkies they also wore wavy fur. That it is smooth has no historical origin. Originates from the imagination of the breeder community. Also the length of the coat is a problem area. For many it may not be enough. However, a coat that is too long prevents the dog from running and seeing. For the dog's sake it shouldn't be too long.. The coat should be shiny and of a fine, silky texture. A rich golden color is desired.

It is always recommended for breeding, males and females of similar weights, While it is true that it is advisable that the male although slightly less than the female, of course it is not advisable to join a female of 1 kg with a male of 3 kg, since this can give large offspring that make it difficult for the female to gestate.

A small example of the intersection between Yorkshire Terrier, governed by weight, would be next:

  • Female: 1kg-2kg >> Macho: 1kg-1, 5 kg
  • Female: 2kg-3kg >> Macho: 1kg-5 lbs
  • Female: 3kg-4kg >> Macho: 2kg-7 lbs
  • Female: 4kg-7kg >> Macho: 3kg-6.5kg

How long can a Yorkshire Terrier live??

One yorkie raised healthily he has robust health and can easily reach the 15 years and more, and that with a good physical condition. Lines bred over generations for the “beauty” and especially the extremely small specimens, the so-called minis, they tend to die much earlier and are regular clients of veterinarians during their lifetime. The longevity of a Yorkshire Terrier less weight, retailing at 2 kg, tends to be around 9 years (they are equivalent to 63 human years)

Character and skills


What characteristics does a Yorkshire Terrier have?

The Yorkshire Terrier is a lively dog, bright, sometimes slow. In it the heart of a terrier beats. On the one hand it is the beloved puppy who likes to be caressed and pampered, on the other hand it can be very dominant.

Especially among dogs, the little one likes to play challenging them, even against much larger dogs. He approaches them energetically and boldly and tends to overestimate himself. Especially when it is protected by our arm or in the bicycle basket, feels especially strong and important. Your self-confidence doubles.

On the other hand, you have to have an alert eye to show this little “ruler of the world” its limits here and there. The yorkie he's very smart and blatantly exploits his cute looks, what makes you like to be underestimated, if you give it the opportunity. His hunting instinct takes him out with a toy and sometimes also with a rodent from the garden.

The Yorkshire Terrier it is perfectly suitable as a family dog, if not only his demonstrative personality is respected, but is also taken seriously and appreciated. It also, their people, including children, You must always respect that it is a physically small dog that needs its retirement and its own life.

Some Yorkshire Terrier, they tend to be very afraid when they meet a new person, they are very shy at first but little by little they lose their fear and become more confident and energetic.

Caution, health and diseases


How Much Care Does a Yorkshire Terrier Need??

One of the peculiarities of this breed is that it lacks undercoat, so it does not change.. On the other hand, the coat needs to be brushed and cleaned regularly, because with her long hair “pick up” everything. This is to prevent the formation of knots in your hair as well as tangles.. If possible, bathing and shampoo should be avoided. This only impairs the natural functions of the skin and promotes allergies and skin irritations.. With the Yorkshire Terrier, hair can be cut with scissors or clipper.

Are there any diseases typical of the Yorkshire Terrier breed??

The Yorkshire Terrier are prone to patella injuries such as patella luxation. Various eye diseases are also widespread, such as hereditary bronchitis and lymphangiectasia. It is also prone to allergies. Excessively long hair that reaches the ground is also an impediment for the animal. Their main problem is that some people like to have fun with small specimens, with which unscrupulous breeders do a good deal. Dwarfism is a breeding of torture, leads to serious health and mental damage and greatly shortens your life expectancy.

What food is best for a Yorkshire Terrier?

Basically, diet is not problematic. However, the yorkie tend to have allergies, what can make a food diet necessary. Here the specialized trade offers effective solutions.

Considerations before purchase


Where can you buy a Yorkshire Terrier?

Don't mess with breeders who offer especially small specimens, like minis, toy o teacup Yorkie. It is best to buy your puppy locally from a reputable breeder who is affiliated with a local breed club. Yorkshire Terrier. Attention: There is a large supply of Yorkies from dubious sources! Therefore, we strongly advise not to buy online.

Characteristics "Yorkshire Terrier"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Yorkshire Terrier" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Adaptation ⓘ

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friendly dog ​​ⓘ

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hair loss ⓘ

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Affection level ⓘ

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Home ⓘ

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Toilet ⓘ

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Friendly with strangers ⓘ

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barking ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Versatility ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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Surveillance ⓘ

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joy ⓘ

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 86
  • Group 8: Terriers
  • Section 4: Toy Terriers. Without working trial..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 3 – Section 4 Toy Terriers.
  • AKC – Toy Group
  • ANKC – Toy Group
  • CKC – Toy
  • ​KC – Toy Group
  • NZKC – Toy Group
  • UKC – Companion Group


FCI breed standard "Yorkshire Terrier"

FCIFCI - Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire

Alternative names:

    1. Yorkie (English).
    2. York (French).
    3. Yorkie (German).
    4. york, yorkie (Portuguese).
    5. Yorkie (español).
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3 thoughts on "Yorkshire Terrier”

  1. I have a puppy of 5 months and is changing hair but I see it grow
    My question is at what age they begin to have their long skirts since mine is not like that,that means it is not as pure breed

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  2. Hi I have a male 9 weighs months 2k 600. and his face is rather bold, the clear area is only on the muzzle and eyes is clarito ,but all the rest is black, It means it is not as thin or as pure breed, Like I love him but all are surprised my beautiful puppy. Eh leeido that two years is the final color puppy, or stay as it commented??

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  3. I believe that it is very important to have access to these reports, since they allow us to reduce the errors at the time of breeding and care of our dogs, I have a Yorkshire Terrier's 8 born weeks, but my dog is a love, playful, disciplined, at such a young age already communicates to indicate that you want to make your biological needs, It is soon having in my house but I love it, because when I get you excited and jumps like rabbit, plays like a kitten, has so many cute details, Thank you for providing information.

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