April 23, 2019

Yorkshire Terrier Dog Basics

Country of Origin: England Height: 6–7 inches [est.] Weight: No more than 7 pounds Coat: Moderately long, straight, silky, glossy, fine Colors: Steel blue and tan   Origin and History The first Yorkshire Terrier on record is Huddersfeld Ben, acknowledged to be the foundation sire of the breed. Ben was born in 1865 and hailed from the county of Yorkshire in northern England, from which the breed’s name comes. This rugged region was notorious for its hardworking coal miners and mill workers, who needed these tough little dogs to keep vermin under control in the mines and textile mills. The […]
April 23, 2019

How To Train A Yorkie

Yorkshire Terriers are considered to be working dogs but can be strong-willed and have big dog temperament in a small dog’s body. Luckily, Yorkshire Terriers are very trainable, and there are a variety of different Yorkshire Terrier dog training tips and techniques. The foundation for all training techniques include: Consistency Repetition Positive or Negative Consequences/Reinforcement   Start Yorkie Training Early If you need to know how to train a Yorkie He will still have a short attention span but can learn basic commands such as “sit,” “down,” and “stay.” You can still train your older Yorkie, but it is a bit more difficult, and you may […]
April 23, 2019

10 Tiny Facts About Yorkshire Terriers

These dogs have a lot of personality packed into little bodies. Learn more about this energetic breed and its history.   1. YORKSHIRE TERRIERS STARTED AS RATTERS. These little dogs were bred from a collection of terriers, including the Waterside terrier, in order to hunt rats. Miners, weavers, and other business owners in Scotland used the tiny exterminators to keep their workspaces rodent-free. Because of their compact size, Yorkshires could squeeze into tiny spaces; their fierce personalities helped them fearlessly take on their rodent prey. Like other terriers, the dogs were also used during hunts to flush prey out of its den.   […]

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