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Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as the Yorkie, is classified as a toy breed. The American Kennel Club (AKC) standard for this long haired dog is a weight of between four (1.8 kilograms) to seven pounds (3.2 kilograms). Their tails, which should be held aloft, are docked at a length which allows for a slight rise above their rump.

Although it has been classified as a toy breed, the Yorkshire Terrier still has many qualities of the true terrier. The body is well-proportioned and body compact and boxy. It is tenacious when it goes after something, as a true terrier will.

The Yorkie has a silky blue or silver and tan coat. A show dog will have a long and flowing coat, which takes quite a bit of work to maintain. A house pet will often have the "puppy cut" which is a more closely cropped cut, styled so that the hair frames the Yorkshire Terrier's face. This breed of dog has hair as opposed to fur and so does not readily shed, as a dog with fur typically would. This type of hair does require constant maintenance as it will need to be brushed and trimmed at regular intervals to help facilitate its luster.

Named after York, England where they originated, this small sized dog was first used to catch rats in the mills and weaving centers of England. These dogs, while diminutive in size, have a certain tenacity. They are not aware of their small stature and will engage with dogs twice their size, without fear or timidity.

Though small in size this toy breed requires exercise on a consistent basis. Though they can easily adapt to apartment life, the Yorkie needs daily walks to keep it not only healthy but in good temperament, as well.

The AKC reports that the Yorkie is the most popular breed of dog. No longer considered a working dog, it is now a popular choice as a companion dog.

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The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as the Yorkie, is classified as a toy breed. The American Kennel Club (AKC) standard for this long haired dog is a weight of between four (1.8 kilograms) to seven pounds (3.2 kilograms). Their tails, which should be held aloft, are docked at a length which allows...

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  • m.cortez
    March 15, 2012
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    This dog breed is amazing. They are so smart and lovable.I love my yorkie.

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  • Carmen Ernst
    March 20, 2012
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    I love yorkies they are so cute! i have a shipoo which is half poodle half shizoo. got any tips on training one of those? :) he is a lively one!

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  • Carolyn
    January 08, 2015
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    I have a shzu poo. she is 1 1/2 years old and has had 2 heats.
    She is all white with a little appricot on her ears and is miniature, weighing only 5 1/2 pounds. She is the love of my life, very sweet mannered and playful. She is 50% miniature shiztu and 50 % miniature poodle and has the face and eyes of her father, the shiztu. She also has a very slight underbite.
    I would love to breed her with another miniature dog.
    I live in Wasaga Beach, Canada and do not want to travel far to breed her but if there is someone who doesn't live too far away, I would like to try to have puppies, keep my favorite and sell the others.
    Both her parents are sweet mannered as well.
    If there is anyone who would be interested in doing this with me and having one for free, please contact me at my email address.

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