All About Yorkshire Terriers

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Learn the basics of the yorkshire terrier dog breed and find out if it’s the right pet for your family.

    Female Speaker: The Yorkshire terrier, affectionately known as the Yorkie is best known as a tiny accessory dog. However, yorkies used to be prized riding dogs for minors and weavers who emigrated to England from Scotland in the mid-19th century.

    Today's Yorkshire terrier is a member of the AKC toy group and leads a much different life from it's ancestors. One of the most popular breeds, yorkies are exclusively companion dogs who do not like to be left alone.

    Yorkies are known to follow their owners from room to room like little shadows. They are excellent companion for seniors but are happy in families of all sizes. They are fearless, bossy, dynamic, intelligent and lively.

    It is important to train a yorkie early as they are prone to excessive barking. Yorkshire terriers are small dogs typically not weighing more than 7 pounds. Their long and silky coat comes in steel blue and gold. Their coat should be brushed daily to prevent tangles and many owners opt for an easier to manage short clipped style.

    Yorkshire terriers are sweet dogs with big personalities and lots of love to give, making them an ideal dog for almost anyone.