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Smart Owner’s Guide


Smart Owner’s Guide

YORKSHIRE T ER R I ER Short guide to a happy dog hypoallergenic and is the second most popular breed in the world. Smart owner’s guide book has contents of history, personality, grooming, traininig

TEMPERAMENT Type: Companion Dog Height: 6 - 9 inches. Weight: 3 - 7 lbs. Dark steel blue from back of head to root of their tail. Face, chest and feet are bright tan.

The eyes are very lively and weepy.

Puppies are born black and tan, then the color will change as the dog grows older.

The ears make triangles and angles.

Black nose perched at the end of the muzzle.

long-haired breed and does not have an undercoat.

CHARACTERISTIC Adaptability Dog Friendly Shedding Level Affection Level Exercise Needs Social Needs Apartment Friendly Health & Grooming Stranger Friendly Barking Tendencies Health Issues Territorial Cat Friendly Intelligence Trainability Childe Friendly Playfulness Watchdog Ability


Crosses create the dogs that will become the first Yorkshire Terriers. The industrial Revolution begins in England and farm workers move from the country to cities, bringing with them the terriers they had used to keep rats down in their houses.

200 B.C.E The earliest descriptions and fossil remains of terrier-like dogs come from around this time period in Europe. The Romans call dogs that followed quarry underground terraii, from the Latin “terra” for “earth.”

England created the dogs that will become the first yorkshire terriers. The first of the breed are shown as Broken Haired Terriers

The name “Yorkshire Terrier” is accepted at England’s Kennel Club. EKC officially recognizes the Yorkshire Terrier as a separate breed. The Yorkshire Terrier is admitted into the American Kennel Club Studbook. The first American Champion is recorded, a dog named Bradford Harry. The Yorkshire Terrier begins to climb significantly in popularity. The Yorkshire Terrier Club of America becomes the official AKC parent club for the breed.


Yorkshire Terrier becomes one of the ten most popular breeds in America. Almost 37,000 of them registered in America.





The first recorded birth of a Yorkshire Terrier In America is a dog named Jack. He is closely related to Huddersfield Ben.

The Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire, a rugged region in northern England. Breeding of the Yorkshire Terrier was “principally accomplished by the people—mostly operatives in cotton and woolen mills—in the counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire.” Details are scarce. Mrs. A. Foster is quoted as saying in 1886, “If we consider that the mill operatives who originated the breed...were nearly ignorant men, unaccustomed to imparting information for public use, we may see some reason why reliable facts have not

The Yorkshire Terrier becomes the second most popular breed in America. With more than 48,000 registered. It is the fifteenth most popular breed in England.

beeneasily attained.” What is known is that the breed sprang from three different dogs, a male named Old Crab and a female named Kitty, and another female whose name is not known. The Paisley Terrier, a mini version of the Skye Terrier that was bred for a beautiful long silky coat, also figured into the early dogs. Some authorities believed that the Maltese was used as well. “They were all originally bred from Scotch Terriers and shown as such...the name Yorkshire Terrier was given to them on account of their being improved so much in Yorkshire.” Yorkshire Terriers were shown in a dog show category at the time called “Rough and Broken-haired Scotch and Yorkshire Terriers”. Hugh Dalziel, writing in 1878, says that “the classification of these dogs at shows. In the Kennel Club Stud Book is confusing and absurd” in lumping together different types. In the early days of the breed, “almost anything in the shape of a Terrier having a long coat with blue on the body and fawn or silver coloured head and legs was received and admired as a Yorkshire Terrier”.


When it's time to take the


SIT, FETCH, ROLL OVER. Due to its unique behavioral traits, training Yorkshire Terriers in at least the basic obedience commands is necessary to prevent these dogs from becoming uncontrollable pets. Owners seeking to train a Yorkie will find an eager pupil that grasps most basic commands within 8 to 10 days.



DOG TREATS When food and treats are used properly they will become a powerful tool for motivating your dog during training or occupying your dogs’ time when his alone.

Let your dog know that you’re the boss. Show your authority while doing the obedience lessons. Setwhen clear Keep sessions brief boundaries about what the dog is training Yorkies. allowed to do and what is forbidden. Train only a single command atany

Use givenfood time. treats as rewards when training. Choose a light-weight collar.

Give a treat and verbal praise when the dog responds correctl Theyour collar should be loose enough to to commands. allow you to inset a finger or two between the strap and the Yorkie’s neck. Let the Yorkie roam on a long Allow the Yorkie to wear the collar for before calling hiswith name aleash few days to become familiar it before introducing him“come.” to a leash. andand ordering Accompany this with a fast but gentle jerk on the leash. Repeat the command Arrange the Yorkie in the situsing various distances. ting position, order “stay,” and then walk away from him. If he obeys, give him a treat and verbal praise stillto sitting. Trainwhile yourhe’s dog lie down by

moving a treat forward and then downward hisit”face. Order the Yorkie across to “leave after tossing a treat ontohim thetoground. This maneuver requires drop

down to reach the treat. Walk him past the treat, but don’t let him pick it up. This is an important part of training which could prevent the dog from eating something dangerous or picking up a forbidden item, like a shoe.


DOG TREATS When food and treats are used properly they will become a powerful tool for motivating your dog during training or occupying your dogs’ time when his alone.

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