Yorkies originated from Yorkshire, England as ratters. Their glamorous coat soon made them popular lapdogs.
Yorkies have a long, silky, flowy coat in steel blue and tan. Weighing under 7 pounds, they are a petite, dainty breed.
Despite small size, Yorkies have huge personalities - they are bold, independent and love their people.
Yorkies require daily brushing and combing and regular trimming and clipping to maintain their long coat.
Yorkies are intelligent but stubborn. Use positive reinforcement and be patient during training.
Prone to hypoglycemia, collapsing trachea, dental issues, and joint problems. Vet checks are a must.
Yorkies thrive on love and attention. With proper training and socialization they make great family pets.