Lifespan: 13 – 16 years
Temperament: Bold, Independent, Confident, Intelligent, Courageous
Colors: Black & Gold, Blue & Tan, Blue & Gold
Did you know: Yorkshire Terrier is the sixth-most popular dog breed by registrations (92,438) worldwide.
Nature and character
The Yorkshire Terrier is a smart and lively dog, always surprised by his versatile traits. Through his appealing appearance with a fine, long-flowing coat, he has long become a popular companion dog who rejoices his family every day with his cheerful nature. In addition, the Yorkshire Terrier is a very bright and extremely alert dog, the events and discoveries of his family extensively by vocalization announces. This feature clearly highlights his affiliation with the group of terriers.
In encounters with strangers and larger dogs, the Yorkshire Terrier usually shows no fear. On the contrary, he undauntedly faces every possible situation or confrontation. It is precisely this self-confident appearance that requires firm rules of behavior and consequence in education. At the same time, Yorkshire Terriers also show a great enthusiasm, so they are also suitable as a family dog. The self-assured nature of the Yorkshire Terrier quickly ensures that the dog is recognized and appreciated as a full family member.
Activities with the Yorkshire Terrier
The outward appearance of the Yorkshire Terrier makes him as well as his lively nature a popular social dog. As one of the smallest dog breeds in the world, it is also easy to live up to its requirements in terms of posture and space even in small apartments.
The fine, silky-shiny hair of the Yorkshire Terrier, on the one hand, requires elaborate care, but at the same time makes it a popular pet dog, enjoying the attention and attention of its owner to the fullest.
With his watchful and intrepid behavior, he also serves as a guard dog valuable services.
Origin & History
Like all terriers, the Yorkshire Terrier was formerly used as a hunting dog. It owes its name to its original home, the county of Yorkshire in northern England. The brave and brisk animals were particularly well suited for hunting mice and rats and were bred in England as early as the end of the 19th century.
The red bow, which he often wears in his hair and is now considered one of the race marks, dates back to that time and fulfilled a very practical purpose. The bow should keep the long hair of the Yorkshire Terrier out of the face during the hunt.
Racial features Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier counts to the group 3 "Terrier" and into the section 4 "Dwarf terrier". According to this standard, it reaches a size of about 20 cm and a weight of up to 3.5 kg. The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the smallest breeds worldwide.
The characteristic feature of the Yorkshire Terrier is its long and fine hair, which hangs evenly and smoothly on both sides. The crest is continuous from the nose to the tail. The coat of Yorkshire Terrier has a silky shine in the healthy state. Especially in the catch area a particularly long coat is expected.
The coat of the Yorkshire Terrier has as a base color a dark steel blue, which is interspersed with light shades in Tan color. For all tan-colored hair, a gradual brightening from the root to the tip of the hair can be observed.
The Yorkshire Terrier has a compact physique and shows an upright posture. His overall impression should be pithy and well proportioned. The small flat skull is neither conspicuous nor overly rounded and has small, v-shaped ears. His medium-sized dark eyes are well in their caves.
The Yorkshire Terrier has a straight back and well loin-backed muscles. The tail is richly hairy in the natural state and is carried easily over the back line. It should be in a harmonious relationship to the overall appearance of the dog. The previously widespread cropping of the rod is now prohibited in Germany.