Yorkshire terrier: Breed description

Yorkshire Terriër in bloemenveld

For years, the Yorkshire terrier has been a wildly popular breed among dog owners. This he owes to his cute appearance and brave character. Although this doggie is a small size, his intelligence certainly does not disappoint. The Yorkshire terrier is a fun family and companion dog, has spirit and a very interesting history. Want to learn more about this dog breed? Then read on below.


The history: from rat catcher to exhibition dog

You might have guessed it: the Yorkshire terrier, also known as a Yorkie, is originally from Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. Experts believe that the breed came about by crossing several dog breeds, but especially several terrier breeds. Among others, the v and Paisley terrier, the Dandie Dinmont, the Manchester terrier and the Maltese (for its soft coat) can be found in the Yorkie’s pedigree. The Skye terrier can also be found in the family list.

The Skye terriers came around 1850 with their Scottish owners, who were then weavers, to the English Yorkshir