Fun Facts: Yorkshire Terrier

  1. The Yorkshire Terrier was bred in Yorkshire, England in the 19th century to hunt rats and other vermin in clothing mills. 
  2. The breed is known for its long, glossy coat and its feisty personality. 
  3. The Yorkshire Terrier was the first toy-sized dog to be recognized by the English Kennel Club in 1886. 
  4. The breed is traditionally a companion dog and enjoys being around people. 
  5. The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the smallest recognized dog breeds, standing only 7-8 inches tall and weighing an average of 7-8 pounds. 
  6. The breed is known for its intelligence and loyalty, and is an excellent watchdog. 
  7. The coat of a Yorkshire Terrier is hypoallergenic, meaning they don’t shed much  and it is unlikely to cause allergic reactions in people. 
  8. They require daily brushing and occasional trims to keep their coats in good condition.
  9. The breed is recognized by the American Kennel Club and other kennel clubs around the world.
  10. The Yorkshire Terrier is the second most popular breed in the United States. 

  11. Yorkshire Terriers are known to be lively, alert and brave. 

  12. They typically live 12 to 15 years.

  13. The breed is known to be fiercely loyal to its owners.

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