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This breed is a descendant of the several British terriers including Waterside and Old English black-and-tan terrier, and was originally called a broken-haired Scotch terrier but was renamed in the late 1800′s to represent the city where this dog was developed, Yorkshire, England. The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, was originally bred to control rats in mines and cotton mills and was very popular with working class people. Yorkies became fashionable with wealthy and aristocrats and more of a companion dog in the Victorian age.
Despite the name, the Yorkshire Terrier is now considered a companion dog.
|Suggested exercise plan
Yorkies are energetic dogs and tend to exercise themselves in their own home and yard. Still, you should interact with them. During cold or very hot weather, play short games inside or teach tricks. During good weather a short walk outside is good chance for them to work off energy and explore outside.
|Things to know||Because of their small size, Yorkies are more likely to be injured by falls (overestimating the distance they can handle), other dogs and their own owner’s awkward handling.|