Yorkshire Terriers, aka Yorkies, are named for the city from which they hail: Yorkshire, England. In the nineteenth century, terriers were used as ratters, finding and ridding industrial buildings of pests and vermin. True to their breed, yorkies are curious, brave, and can have a will much stronger than their 5 to 7 pound frame would belie.
Is a Yorkshire Terrier the Right Dog for You?
Yorkies adapt easily to many different environments. They are extremely portable given their petite size and need only a limited amount of exercise. However, these little terriers need their people time so make sure you have lots of that to give these loving and attentive little dogs.
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