Dog Name: Yorkshire Terrier (Nickname: Yorkie)
Dog breed Group: Companion dogs
Size Category: Small dog breeds
Height: Ranges from eight to nine inches tall (measured from the shoulder).
Weight: Ranges from 4 to 6 pounds.
Lifespan: Ranges from 12 to 15 years.
In addition to being one of the smallest dog breeds in the world, the
Yorkshire Terrier is also exceptionally hyperactive and curious. These
qualities made the tiny dogs perfect for their original purpose; hunting rats,
foxes and badgers in mills and underground burrows. The Yorkshire Terrier
was initially brought to England from Scotland in 1861, at which time it was
called the Broken-Haired Scotch Terrier. Nine years later the name was
changed, in order to pay homage to the county in which the breed had
undergone the most development. Modern day Yorkshire Terriers (or
“Yorkies”) enjoy comfortable lives as beloved household pets, and are
considered by many as fashion accessories.