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Yorkshire terrier Breed Information

The Yorkshire terrier, or better known as the Yorkie, was originally developed in northern part of England. This breed was mainly used to hunt rats and also smaller animals. They were also used to hunt foxes and badgers. Yorkshire terriers were used as working dogs in farms. The American Kennel Club recognized this breed in the year 1885. At first this breed was bred in massive size, but later they were developed in smaller size. This breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in the year 1885. This breed is very small in size, and is categorized as a toy dog. They are very adventurous in nature. This breed is energetic and also highly active all the time. They are intelligent, smart and clever. They are quick learners and are hence very easy to train and also very easy to handle. They have small head with a flat skull. The muzzle of this breed is medium in size the teeth of this breed forms scissor bite. Their ears are straight and also V in shape. They have very small and round shaped feet. If the tail of this breed is left natural, then it is of medium length, but usually the tail of this breed is docked right after their birth. They have large amount of hair surrounding their head and also face. This breed is very aggressive when around strangers and also smaller animals. This should be avoided by providing proper training to them. They should be trained by strong and wilful trainer, who is calm and also strong minded. They are usually friendly and also playful when around children, and loves spending time with them. But the parents should be careful not leaving the children alone with this breed as they could accidently and unintentionally hurt each other. This breed is usually very watchful and alert and hence makes an excellent watch dog. This breed is very apt for apartments a they require only a small space to live in. they should be provided with regular exercise or else they could behave aggressively and also violently. The average life expectancy of this breed is 12 years to 15 years.

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