Yorkshire Terrier
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Yorkshire Terrier



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 they served the village for many years as watchdogs and hunters. Keeping rats and mice away small, driving away a marten or fox that wanted to attack 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. In addition, 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, namely, the separation of the brood, became the many terrier breeds that are genetically separated 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 he found wide acceptance in the public. It currently ranks first in the English breeds, and it is one of the most widespread company dogs around 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 a torture pup due to 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 intent suspended mother feeding a few weeks prior to delivery to achieve smaller litters. 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. Your coat should not be wavy as per 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 sake of the dog 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 recommended always to 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 calves that hamper the development of the female.

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

  • 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?

A yorkie raised healthily he has robust health and can easily reach the 15 years and more, and that with a good physical condition. The lines raised 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 garden rodent.

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. In addition, 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 soon lost the fear and become more confident and energetic.

Care, 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 shampooing 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.

Is there a typical disease 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 whom unscrupulous breeders do a good deal. Dwarfism is a baby 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 breeding club of the Yorkshire Terrier. Attention: There is a large supply of Yorkies from dubious sources! Therefore, we strongly advise not to buy online.

Evaluations of the 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 their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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intelligence ⓘ

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 3: 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 Yorkshire Terrier Breed Standard

    Yorkshire Terrier FCI Yorkshire Terrier FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Yorkie (English).
      2. York (French).
      3. Yorkie (German).
      4. york, yorkie (Portuguese).
      5. Yorkie (Spanish).
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