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Yorkshire terriers interesting history

Updated on August 26, 2012

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The second most popular breed

The Yorkshire terrier, sometimes know as the Yorkie. Are very loyal, extremely affectionate,and intelligent, companions.They are recognized as the second most popular breed in the world. The number one being, the famous Labrador Retriever.The history of the Yorkshire terrier, goes back to the Waterside Terrier, sometimes called the Weaver Terrier, recognized for there long coat, blue grey in color, and there small size, usely about ten pounds, at adulthood.These dogs were brought about by crossing the Clydesdale, and the black and tan English terrier, and the paisley terriers, from Scotland. When they brought the Waterside Terrier, to England from Scotland during the nineteenth century,They were also crossed with local dogs, eventually developing the Yorkshire Terrier we know today.The Yorkshire Terrier was originally a working dog, used for catching rats, due to there grit and small frames, they could easily go in to holes larger breeds couldn't fit in, as well as the courageous attitude, made them the ideal candidates for the job.The Yorkshire Terrier, has been a popular family pet sense the Victorian era, Due to there tiny size and affectionate attitude these little fellas are hard to resist.

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How to Care for your Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkie dose require some time to properly care for them, they need baths and there hair combed and brushed on a regular bases. they need to go to the groomer and have there hair trimmed to assure good hygiene.Keep the hair around the eyes, trimmed so mucus wont be a problem, and if your Yorkie dose get some mucus in the corner of its eyes, be sure to take a cloth, and wet it with warm water and wipe it out then dry it so the eyes wont get infected. Keep the ears trimmed at the tips so they wont weigh the ears down before they are fully developed. Around six or seven months old they will be strong enough to support the weight of the hair on the tips of there ears with out any damage to there structure. You should take your Yorkie and have its ears cleaned and checked for mites and wax build up. I have some sites you can go to for more information on the Yorkshire Terrier I have listed here for you. How to Train a Yorkshire Terrier /How to Potty Train a Yorkshire Terrier Thank you for reading my hub I do appreciate you, and God bless you.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      Hi Kevin it's so very nice to meet you and thank you for endorsing my humble hubspace because receiving that recognition from a special person like you really means a lot - I must say this is a fabulous tribute to a very unique dog and I will send it to my hub buddy and I am sure she will love this hub too.

      And yes in your intro - I see that you are the 2nd biggest blues fan in the world behind me - lol lol - I love the blues and listen to that genre of music almost everyday - I love John Lee Hooker and Muddy and Howling Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sonny and Terry, B.B King, Albert King, Freddie King, Slim Harpo, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix when he plays the blues ....oh dear this list goes on - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 6:56pm do you have any 'blues' hubs ......

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      kevins blog52 6 years ago from southern Indiana

      Thank you AliciaC and moonlake, for your nice comments, The Yorkie is a very nice as well as popular pet today.

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      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      My sister had a yorkie he was killed by another dog while her sitter was walking the yorkie. The are so cute and he was such a nice dog. Enjoyed your hub.

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the information. I've always owned medium or large dogs, like labs and golden retrievers. I hope that my present lab lives for a long, long time, but I think my next dog will be a small one. I'm interested in learning about the different breeds of small dogs, like the Yorkshire terrier, so I found your hub useful.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 6 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      I've never owned a Yorkie, but I do have a little Jack Russel with a hell of an attitude. very informative hub. voted up

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      kevins blog52 6 years ago from southern Indiana

      Thank you Jami,I will read your poem I enjoy poetry when it is stimulating.Yes the Yorkie is very intelligent, and bossy.have a great evening Jami.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      These sure are beautiful little dogs. I enjoyed learning more about them from your fine Hub. Welcome to the HubPages Community!

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      jami l. pereira 6 years ago

      I have a poem about yorkies, my mother raised them for twenty years or a little longer. I have two of the nuerotic/physcho dogs myself , and im amazed how intelligent they are. You would think they are human . Tilts of their head and hanging on every word you say. down to bringing you a slipper at a time or one sock that always disappears. They are very funny and very bossy ! lol I enjoyed your hub , thanks for the read! :)

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Kevin,

      I love anything to do with nature,wildlife,animals but the dog is my favourite.

      So this one was indeed a treat and one to award that up up and away ; and what a cutie so beautiful.

      I now look forward to reading many more of your hubs.

      Take care and enjoy your day.