The Yorkie, unsurprisingly, has roots in Yorkshire, England. This small breed is thought to be a descendant of Scottish terrier breeds, such as the Skye Terrier and first made a name for itself during the 19th Century.
Yorkshire Terriers are small, black and tan dogs with a delicate frame. They have brown eyes and triangular, erect ears. Their fur should be long and silky and can even reach the ground if allowed to grow to its full potential. Owners need to be prepared for plenty of brushing to prevent tangles.
The Yorkie makes an excellent companion dog. These small dogs are well adapted to house or apartment living and generally have very loving temperaments. Being a member of the Terrier group of breeds, Yorkies may have a tendency to chase anything small that moves so it can be best to ensure they are kept on a lead when walking in wooded or countryside areas.