The Yorkshire Terrier – A Glamorous Breed?
The Yorkshire Terrier didn’t begin as the fashionable and glamorous breed that they are today. They are a combination of so-called terrier breeds evolving from various terrier breeds. It is widely thought that the Yorkshire was a crossbreed forming for the Waterside Terrier, Manchester Terrier, and Paisley Terrier. It got this name from Yorkshire, a county in England where breeding took place. In 1873, the kennel Club of England was formed. The Yorkshire Terrier joined the 40 selected Non-Sporting breeds under the name of Broken-Haired Scotch and Yorkshire Terriers. In the late 19th century the Yorkie made its popularity to the United States. Since then is has remained one of the most desired breeds.
The Yorkshire Terrier does not shed but because their long coat is prone to mats and tangles, daily brushing is recommended. For a small dog, this can be very time consuming so both the dog and the owner need to display patience.
There are a few health issues associated with this breed that owners should be made aware of and they include portosystemic shunt, collapsing tracheas, Legg Perthes disease and patellar luxation.
The life expectancy of the Yorkshire Terrier is between 12-15 years of age and is average for a dog of similar breed and size
Jason Balchand writes articles for The Pet Encyclopedia on Online Pet Accessories website.
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