Yorkshire Terrier

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This tenacious little breed is said to be a handful to own. Alert, assertive and fearless they are infallible as a guard dog too! Yorkshire are known to be a bit nippy and must be supervised around strangers and other dogs.PURPOSE OF BREED:This little terrier once worked as a ratter in the Yorkshire coal pits and cotton mills. Selective breeding resulted in the tiny dogs you now see representing this breed today. These small dogs were highly favored by wealthy English women, who used to call them ?the dresser drawer dog?AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:3 puppies

Yorkies should be between 3 and 7 pounds

The blue-black (silver) and tan coat is long, silky and perfectly straight,requiring ongoing brushing and conditioning to keep it in correct form and mat free.

In its beginnings, the Yorkie surprisingly belonged to the working class, especially the weavers; in fact, facetious comments were often made about how the dogs' fine, silky coats were the ultimate product of the looms.ÿÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>