The Popular Pet And Lap Dog Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire terriers,​ or​ Yorkies,​ originated from Scotland but bred in​ England. They were molded to​ hunt rats,​ but nowadays they are popular as​ pets. in​ fact,​ their variety was one of​ the​ Top Dog Breeds of​ 2018.

They usually grow being small and light varieties. Hence,​ owners do not mind having their pets on​ their lap almost all day. Moreover,​ this usual bonding activity usually transforms this lap dog into a​ bright,​ playful,​ and loyal companion pet.

The following are some of​ the​ basic facts breeders would really love to​ know about Yorkies:

Category: Toy (Terrier)

Living Environment: indoors (highly recommended); outdoors (fenced yard)

Coat: silky,​ glossy,​ long and fine; no undercoat

Colors: black when young but they attain the​ colors tan and blue as​ they mature . Height: between 8 and 9 inches

Weight: between 3 and 7 pounds



• they are territorial and like their privacy to​ be respected
• they are intelligent and fearless
• they are assertive and independent

When properly trained,​

• they develop close affinity with older children
• they become really playful and lively
• they become extremely affectionate
• they do not mind having other pets at​ home
• they focus much of​ their attention and affection toward their owner

Breeders should note of​ the​ following health issues:

• Alopecia,​ or​ losing hair
• Cataract,​ or​ loss of​ transparency of​ one or​ both lenses of​ the​ eyes
• Cryptorchidism,​ wherein testicles do not descend into the​ scrotum
• Dwarfism
• Entropion,​ a​ disorder with the​ eyelid; lashes on​ the​ eyelid that irritate the​ eyeballs could lead to​ other complications
• Glaucoma,​ a​ condition that causes an​ increase pressure within the​ eye
• Hydrocephalus
• Keratoconjunctivitis sicca,​ or​ the​ reduction of​ tear production
• Low blood sugar
• Patellar luxation,​ a​ disorder in​ the​ kneecap
• Portosystemic shunt,​ or​ the​ accumulation of​ blood toxins in​ the​ liver
• Urolithiasis,​ an​ infection of​ the​ urinary tract leading to​ the​ formation of​ bladder stones.

Care and Exercise:

• They require daily grooming.
• Ears and eyes must be cleaned and checked regularly.
• Dental hygiene must be regularly maintained.
• They are fit only for short strides.
• They should have a​ regular play time while lying under the​ sunbeams,​ chasing shadows,​ and joining tug-of-war.


In the​ 19th century,​ a​ number of​ weavers from Scotland migrated to​ England and brought with them different terriers that were bred to​ hunt rats. Through time,​ these terriers were crossed and terriers with "broken hairs" were produced.

In 1870,​ a​ "broken-haired Scotch terrier" was named as​ a​ Yorkshire terrier by a​ reporter. He argued that the​ breed should be called as​ such because his types were bred in​ a​ town called Yorkshire.

Though the​ Yorkies were originally bred as​ working dogs,​ they became fashionable pets is​ England in​ the​ latter part of​ the​ Victorian era. in​ 1972,​ Yorkies were brought to​ the​ United States and became the​ country's favorite pet.

You can say that the​ Yorkies developed into tough breeds because of​ their ancestors' reputation as​ rat-hunters. However,​ their size,​ and playful and bright character have actually captured the​ attention and affection of​ most pet owners. Most proud owners would boast that they have the​ great giants inside the​ bodies of​ these little dogs. if​ you​ want a​ small but terrible breed of​ dog,​ grab a​ Yorkie now! Just a​ friendly reminder,​ they would really need your attention and companionship than any other terriers.

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