Why do people love the Yorkshire Terrier so much? It may seem obvious to those who enjoy the cuteness and look of these small size animals, also known as "Yorkies", there is so much more to this lovable Yorkshire Terrier than meets the eye. Yorkies have been popular throughout history and their allure helps make them one of the most popular small dog breeds and a natural choice
Originally the Terrier was bred for the control of foxes, rats and rabbits. Having been bred for hunting and tracking fast animals. Today, the breed has been bred slightly smaller and is seldom used for killing vermin, but Yorkies still retain plenty of the feistiness that made them great exterminators.
Why Choose a Yorkie: Indeed, the diminutive Yorkshire Terrier is often chosen over larger breed dogs not just because of their size, but for more practical reasons. They are easy to transport, require minimal exercise compared to much larger working dog breeds, and they can be potty trained to use pee-pee pads, which makes them ideal for urban dwellers. Also, with no undercoat, there’s little shedding other than normal hair loss, much like a human’s. They require extra warmth in winter and cold climates, however, because they lack an undercoat.
According to the American Kennel Club's registration statistics for 2013, Yorkie are the sixth most popular dog breed in the U.S. They trail only Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Beagles and Bulldogs.
Judging by their bravery and boldness, Yorkies have no idea how small they are, or else they have the confidence not to let their diminutive size hold them back. Loyal to the bone, Yorkies have been known to protect their owners from any threat.
So no matter which part of the United States you live in or what kind of life you live, it’s easy to see why this dog has been chosen time and time again for the fun and satisfying practicality this small breed dog provides any owner. <3