10 Interesting Yorkie Facts You Do Not Know

The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. Because of their small size, they make great toy pets among dog owners. They are cute, fluffy, adorable, royal, and loving. Everyone may think he is familar with the Yorkies enough, but there are always something you do not know about Yorkies. Here we pulled together a list of 10 fun facts about Yorkies, we believe you may do not know these things, at least there will be one fact you do not know.

  1. The Yorkie was originated from Yorkshire, England. The breed was created by three other breeds brought from Scotland into England: The Clydesdale, The Paisley and The Skye. The breed was originally called the Broken Haired Scotch Terrier.

  2. The Yorkie was originally bred to be an exterminator, there were used to hunt rats in mines and clothing mills, also for hunting badgers and fox underground.

  3. Yorkies are a part of the Toy dog group, not the Terrier group, because of their size.

  4. Yorkies have hair, not fur. Yorkies have only a single layer of fine hair, instead of an undercoat.

  5. Yorkies love squeaky toys, the squeakiness stirs up their age-old instinct to hunt and kill mice.

  6. The Yorkie loves to curl up in a little ball when sleeping or just taking a quick nap.

  7. Yorkies make excellent therapy dogs or companions for responsible children.

  8. The Yorkie does not want to be left alone, and they love to go everywhere with its owner. Do not let your Yorkie off its leash, some tend to bolt and chase after things.

  9. A Yorkie has been a war hero! In World War II, an American soldier found a Yorkie pup lost in a foxhole. He named her Smokey and she went on to become one of the first therapy dogs and later traveling all over the world entertaining soldiers with her antics.

  10. The smallest dog on record is a Yorkie named Sylvia. She was only 2.5 inches tall, 3.5 inches long and weighed in at a mere 4 ounces.

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