Small, cute dogs have a temperament of a true warrior and heart of a fearless dog. Yorkshire Terrier is a very interesting dog that draws attention.
YORKSHIRE TERRIER: HISTORY
Yorkshire Terrier is a breed incurred in the Yorkshire region of England, on which it took its name.
Breed appears by mixing several different terriers for example, Waterside Terrier, tan and black terrier, Dandy Terrier, Skye Terrier etc.
The main ancestor was the Waterside Terrier, which were brought to England from Scotland.
Yorkshire Terrier had a wealthy fanciers and no doubt marveled at their beauty. He soon began to appear in dog shows and becomes the main favorite of the rich mistress.
In the United States appeared around 1880. The size is quite varied, but the question of what is their true greatness. By the 20th century breeders have decided that they preferred a smaller specimens. Joint efforts, has created today’s Yorkshire Terrier, lower growth with long hair.
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YORKSHIRE TERRIER: APPEARANCE AND ANATOMY
Yorkshire Terrier is one of the smallest dogs in the world. They are quite powerful, playful and active. They are excellent hunters and swimmers.
They are small but proportionally and harmoniously build.
With its appearance, acting maximum proudly. Just has such a posture.
The movement is elegant, the front and rear legs move in parallel. The average height of the male is about 8 inches, while the average weight is about 7 lb. The average weight of the females is about 6 inches, while the average weight is about 5 lb.
HEAD: small, with a strong rate.
NOSE: ne jako dugačak, nosna pečurka crna.
EYES: medium size, dark, almond-shaped.
EARS: small, in the form of the letter V, high set, well spaced.
TEETH: scissor bite, strong roots, milk teeth should be removed.
NECK: medium length, thin, with well developed muscles.
CLUTCHES: round, with black nails.
TAIL: set high, cut in half in length, covered with long and thick hair.
COAT: long, straight, fine quality silk with high gloss.
COLORS: head and paws red and gold colors, back steel-blue. This color appears behind the ears, over the neck, covering the whole of the back and tail. Color must be clean, there should not be different hue.
YORKSHIRE TERRIER: CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR
Yorkshire Terrier is gentle and above all loyal dog. In addition, stands out as a guardian or a dog for hunting. It is very intelligent and learns quickly all commands.
Goes well with children but avoid small children, because they can get injured out from the game. It is interesting that it is aware of that fact.
Yorkshire Terrier is a very good companion, powerful, playful and always lurks a hole in which are hidden rodents. Without any problems, you can bring it everywhere with you.
It is very curious and is therefore always ready for different adventures. Until the last breath is loyal to its owner, but on the other hand suspicious of strangers. But yet they are friendly and not aggressive.
As for dressage and training, learn quickly, but they are quite stubborn. They demand full attention. It should not be much give in to them, because they can become quite neurotic. If this happens constantly barking in the house.
Yorkshire Terrier is a real guardian and quite vigorously defend his home.
YORKSHIRE TERRIER: ADAPTATION AND CONDITIONS OF LLIFE
Yorkshire Terrier loves to live in a house with a big family. Request playing and action, but still can be played alone.
However, despite this they need an occasional interactions with people, and play. It enjoys short walks outside the home, as well as research and nature in safe areas.
This is a dog that requires life at home and can not live outside. Easily adapts to life in an apartment, where is very active.
Are sensitive to cold, so they prefer warm environment. Because of the size, it is easy to take it on traveling. They need a constant sense of security and protection.
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YORKSHIRE TERRIER: HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CARE
Yorkshire Terrier has a demanding coat. It’s a long, glossy and silky, it is desirable that such and remains. Brushing is advisable every two to three days. They are generally a healthy breed but some problems stand out. For example, they are: portocaval shunt, the collapse of the trachea etc. From the rare disease occurs knee sprain and progressive atrophy of the cornea.
Require periodic inspection knees, eyes and liver. The lifespan of the breed is around 14 to 26 years.