Yorkshire Terrier
Toy Breed
4-8 lbs.
Owning
Brushing must be done on a regular basis. Although the coat is easy to care for it is time consuming and
necessary in order to keep your dog in healthy condition. The Yorkshire Terrier can easily be injured by small
children; if you are considering a Yorkshire Terrier you must be able to supervise the dog around small children.
The Yorkshire Terrier is an independent dog, but a devoted companion. Despite their small size they are more
than willing to act as a guardian for their master.

Characteristics
That of a long-haired toy terrier whose blue and tan coat is parted on the face and from the base of the skull to
the end of the tail and hangs evenly and quite straight down each side of body. The body is neat, compact and
well proportioned. The dog's high head carriage and confident manner should give the appearance of vigor and
self-importance.

Did You Know
The Yorkshire Terrier made its first appearance at a bench show in England in 1861 as a ''broken-haired Scotch
Terrier.'' The earliest record of a Yorkshire Terrier born in the United States dates to 1872. During the late
Victorian era, the Yorkshire Terrier quickly became a popular pet. As Americans embraced Victorian customs, so
too did they embrace the Yorkshire Terrier. The Yorkshire Terrier became an AKC-recognized breed in 1885.