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Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed Height, Weight, Color, History and Description

Description: The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog, which is in the class of toy dogs. This breed stands between 6 and 7 inches tall and weighs approximately seven pounds. This breed has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. Yorkshire terriers have a small head, which is flat on top, and they have a medium-sized muzzle, which is not long. Their teeth meet in a scissor or level bite, and may sit below. They have a black nose. This breed has dark, medium-sized eyes that are not very prominent. The edges of his eyes are dark. The Yorkshire Terrier’s ears are small, erect and V-shaped, worn not far apart. All the legs are straight, and we see round feet with black nails. In some countries, the tail is docked to medium length, in countries where this is allowed.

The Yorkshire Terrier’s coat is shiny, fine, and silky in texture. Body hair is moderately long and should be straight. The hair on the head is long and should be tied with a bow, or parted in the middle and tied with two bows, this allows the dog to see and eat more easily. In the Yorkshire Terrier breed, the hair on the muzzle is very long. With colouration, pups are born black and tan, they normally have a dark body colour, this changes as they grow older. Coat colors come in blue and tan, with the body and tail blue and the rest of the dog tan.

History: This breed comes from Yorkshire in England and was created by the working man, who wanted a dog that could catch the terrible rats and mice that infested the mills and mine shafts. The Yorkie is not an old breed and was born in the 19th century. Thought to have come in part from Scotland with migrant workers, and possibly in their genetic makeup, there are Paisley terriers, Skye Terriers, Dandie Dinmont, Manchester Terriers, Maltese, and Scottish Terriers, but not the ones we see today.

Early in its history, any form of terrier that had a long coat with blue and tan coloring was classified as a Yorkshire terrier. A lady named Mary Ann Foster, who showed Yorkshire Terriers all over Britain, helped define the Yorkshire terrier type. The Yorkie breed was also used in rat contests; this was a popular sport of the time. This dog, with selective breeding, has little by little miniaturized this breed. As they got smaller, ladies discovered that they were an extension of fashion as they can be perfectly carried in a handbag. The Yorkshire Terrier breed is now a companion dog. This dog was first recognized by the AKC in 1885. The first records of the Yorkshire terrier born in the United States date back to 1872.

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