They’re known to be daring, intelligent, independent and confident. Although small in constructed, Yorkies are a whole lot more than their toy looks. Continue reading for interesting facts about your favorite dog breed!
They’re a well-rounded dog breed
They may look cute, cuddly and innocent (they actually are), but do not be deceived by their appearances – Yorkies are extremely courageous and can be very aggressive. These traits, along with their intellect and liberty, makes them among the most well-rounded dog breeds. They’re proven to excel in agility and other dog sports, so be great in treatment work, be an perfect travel companion and be a loving and protective family dog also. In a nutshell, the strain is sugar, spice and everything nice.
Yorkshire Terriers may sit like royalty, have up their fur in a pretty bow and seem all majestic, but did you realize that their background is somewhat unglamorous? They were originally bred slightly larger in size from the 1800s for the sole purpose of exterminating rats.
In the film adaptation of the timeless Wizard of Oz, the adorable dog personality named Toto was played with a Cairn Terrier. However, the first drawings in the book’s first edition by L. Frank Baum reveal that Toto appears to be a Yorkshire Terrier. There’s no means of knowing for certain, but there is a large chance that Toto was one!
They were originally known as Broken Haired Scotch Terrier
Originally, the strain was known to as Broken Haired Scotch Terrier, Broken Haired Toy Terrier or just Toy Terrier. To honor the area where they were bred, their named changed to Yorkshire Terrier from the 1970s.
They’re also a guy’s dog
Despite their cute and cuddly appearance, Yorkies do not paint the image of manliness. But they bond as readily to male owners since they do to female ones. Famous”manly man” characters like Johnny Depp, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, Orlando Bloom as well as football star Brett Favre possess a Yorkshire Terrier.
Yorkies certainly are an interesting dog breed that makes them even more loveable!