meet theYorkshire Terrier


Training &Temperament

They do not realize how small they are. Yorkies are easily adaptable to all surroundings, travel well and make suitable pets for many homes. Due to their small size, they require limited exercise, but need daily interaction with their people. Without strong leadership they tend to become bossy, especially if their owners allow them to get away with naughty behaviors - like yapping and pulling - that would never be acceptable in a larger dog.

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Did You Know?

The Yorkie became a fashionable pet in the late Victorian era and before.

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.

The Yorkie made its debut at a bench show in England in 1861 as a "broken-haired Scotch Terrier."

Became known as a Yorkshire Terrier in 1870 after a reporter stated that "They ought no longer to be called Scotch Terriers, but Yorkshire Terriers for having been so improved here."

The Yorkie traces to the Waterside Terrier, also a "weaver dog."

Classes for the Yorkie breed have been offered in America since 1878.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Gold 234
Black & Tan 018
Blue & Gold 041
Blue & Tan 044


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code