In 1984 the yorkshire terrier is credited with the formation of a new dog breed. Beneath the dainty glossy floor length coat of a yorkshire terrier beats the.
The biewer terrier which was at first called the biewer yorkshire terrier.
Yorkshire terrier breed history. Yorkshire terrier history. Owned by a yorkshire woman named mary ann foster huddersfield ben won over 70 dog show events and ratter competitions quickly becoming an archetype for the breed. The yorkshire terrier is one of the most popular breeds in the world today.
It is known that the name of the breed comes from its original location. This is one really interesting breed and its history is as interesting as the breed itself. Yorkshire terrier information including personality history grooming pictures videos and the akc breed standard.
Ideally its maximum size is 7 pounds 3 2 kg. A popular companion dog the yorkshire terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds such as the silky terrier it has a grey black and tan coat and the breed s nickname. The name yorkie is a short commonly used name for yorkshire terrier.
The yorkshire terrier breed type was defined in the late 1860s by an incredibly popular show dog named huddersfield ben. The yorkshire terrier is one of the smallest dog breed of terrier type and of any dog breed the breed developed during the 19th century in yorkshire england. Originally the yorkie was bred for the purpose of catching rats in mines.
The yorkshire terrier breed is no more than 100 years old and was developed in england. They were also used for hunting to borrow underground after badgers and foxes. Born to two yorkies but very rare in color this led to a 30 year journey to akc acceptance for the biewer.