Yorkshire Terrier Dogs 101 Best Toy Breed Ever Facts Yorkies

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive
evidence that you are wonderful. -Ann Landers The Yorkshire Terrier, also fondly known as
the Yorkie, enjoys cuddling on laps and snuggling into soft pillow, but is lively and inquisitive,
physically and mentally quick, and spends much time dashing around checking things out. If this sounds like the match for you, stick
around. Welcome to Animal Facts, I’m Leroy and today
we discuss the small, elegant, easy to carry, ever-popular lap dog, the Yorkie. IF you like this video please take a moment
to like and subscribe. Let’s Get Started. 10. Today, Yorkshire Terriers are popular companion
dogs, but these little dogs were bred from a collection of terriers, including the Waterside
terrier, in order to hunt rats. Miners, weavers, and other business owners
in Scotland in the mid-1800s used these tiny exterminators to keep their workspaces rodent-free. Because of their compact size, Yorkshires
could squeeze into tiny spaces; their fierce personalities helped them fearlessly take
on their rodent prey. Yorkies love squeaky toys. Maybe it’s because the squeakiness stirs
up their age-old instinct to hunt. 9. THE FATHER OF THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER BREED
WAS A SHOW CHAMPION. Yorkshire Terriers descend from several similar
terrier breeds, some of which no longer exist, such as the Black-and-Tan Terrier and the
Clydesdale Terrier. But the one dog considered the father of the
breed was a champion show dog named Huddersfield Ben. He won more than 70 prizes and sired many
Yorkies, laying the foundation for the breed. At the time, the dogs were called Broken Haired
Scotch Terriers or Toy Terriers, but by 1870, they were known as Yorkshire Terriers, after
the region where they were first produced. 8. According to the American Kennel Club’s registration
statistics for 2016, Yorkie are the seventh most popular dog breed in the U.S. They trail only Labrador Retrievers, German
Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Bulldogs and French Bulldogs. In 1949, only 173 Yorkies were registered
by the AKC. In 2007, they were the 6th most registered
breed by the AKC. 7. There are 4 color combinations approved for
the breed standard: Black & Tan, Black & Gold, Blue & Gold, and Blue & Tan. These 4 different combinations each have a
specific code associated with them, and that number is entered on the dog’s registration
form. 6. When American soldier Bill Wynne found a Yorkshire
terrier in a foxhole during WWII, he named her Smoky and took her in. The two traveled through New Guinea, and Smoky
soon began to help with the war effort. Thanks to her small size and obedience, she
was able to run through pipes and string communication wires under a former Japanese airstrip. Without her help, soldiers would have had
to dig trenches and expose themselves to enemy fire. Smoky also toured hospitals throughout the
Pacific and the United States, working as a therapy dog for wounded soldiers. After wartime, she went to Hollywood, where
she performed on various TV shows. There is a monument dedicated to her memory
where she passed away in Cleveland, Ohio. 5. The smallest dog alive today is a 4-inch Chihuahua
named Miracle Milly, but Milly is still bigger than Sylvia, a Yorkshire Terrier who for 70
years has remained the smallest dog in recorded history. Sylvia was 2.5 inches tall, measured 3.5 inches
long and weighed only 4 ounces. 4. Legendary actress Audrey Hepburn was famously
attached to her Yorkshire Terrier, Mr. Famous. Lots of photos exist of Hepburn toting the
dog around with her on studio lots, and he even made an appearance in one of her most
popular movies, “Funny Face.” Other notable celebrity Yorkie owners include:
Tom Brady, Carmen Electra, Natalie Portman, Ivanka Trump, Britney Spears, and Joan Rivers. 3. Yorkies are known for their long, flowing,
silky coats, which swish around the show ring. But this beautiful feature is also incredibly
time-consuming to care for. Because the coat is similar to human hair,
it tangles into knots if the owner doesn’t brush it every day. The bonus is that Yorkies don’t have an undercoat
so their coat doesn’t shed anymore than your hair does. Many breeders recommend that owners keep their
Yorkies in a “puppy cut,” which is short and easily to maintain. 2. This fact will remain a point of contention
among Cairn Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier fans alike. The original drawings in the first edition
of L. Frank Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz depict Toto as what some say seems to
be a Yorkie. The assumption makes sense, considering the
breed was popular at the time and that the illustrator W.W. Denslow owned one. We will never know for sure, but we are certain
that in the movie, Toto is played by a Cairn Terrier. 1. 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. In 2014, a 6-pound Yorkie in New Jersey even
chased off a hungry bear that wandered into the dog’s home. Well there we have it – ten colosal facts
about a tiny toy terrier. What did we miss? Let everyone know in the comments below. Is there any animal that you’d like to see
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100 Responses

  1. It's Cami says:

    I have a Yorkshire Terrier her name is Charlotte she is 9 months old but she makes a mess at home but I LOVE HER

  2. Mexican Frisk says:

    My yorkie likes to find squeaks and kill em

  3. onlyK says:

    their not yorkshieer terrier it's just Yorksha terrior

  4. Anime Life says:

    So cute!! I really want one.

  5. Kailee Karott says:

    My yorkie is lazy it sleeps all day and pees all the time but she is adorable

  6. Reem Saidy says:

    You missed a fact! They are also hypoallergenic

  7. It's Cami says:

    My Yorkie ate an ANT WILL THAT KILL HER?!?!?😱😱😱😱😱😨😨😨😨😨😨😩😩😩

  8. Puppy Lilly123 says:

    My yorkie doesn't like sqeeky toys and u said they love squeaky toys.. so ya weird

  9. AshleyLovesGaming YT says:

    How thinks Yorkshire terriers are cute? Like if you agree!

  10. Tate Fukunaga says:

    I already have a yorkie

  11. Sarah Jabra says:

    My baby brother Leo also pronounced and my Yorkshire terrier he is not even 1 and he is 4 pounds

  12. pincheenana Torre says:

    I really enjoy brushing my Yorkies fur. They are such a blessing in my life. Thank you for making this video.

  13. FoxTatø :3 says:

    Who came here because you have a Yorkie?

  14. michelle hall says:

    I could never part with mine,they are silver blue and tan,loyal,loving,steal your heart,sofa and your bed,try to move them of your lap and you get a bark of disagreement.

  15. Mɪɴғʏɢᴜᴍ says:

    I love my mini Yorkie <333 her name is Fifi <3

  16. Kanette says:

    I Have It

  17. Matthew Fuller says:

    I have a Yorker mixed with a Doxin, it has the fur of a Yorkie and the body length of a Doxin, she's a Dorkie. She also has a rare blue eye and one brown eye.

  18. BoredPCGuy says:

    We got a Yorkie to keep up with our twins. That chasing instinct has made for some fun games between her and the girls, and bedtime is always easy because they're all exhausted by then. She protects those little girls more than us adults which is exactly what I was hoping for. Great little dogs.

  19. Keri Nivea Graham says:

    Does The Color Of The Dog Change When It Gets Older ?

  20. valohu27 says:

    I have a yorkie

  21. Nature Lover says:

    Mine thinks she’s a diva

  22. doodle_noodle_gal says:

    We have one Yorkie but we're getting another puppy tomorrow!!

  23. i'm a potato that hides under a potato bag says:

    Lol, my 5 months old yorkie is very hyper.

  24. Queen Vampyress says:

    Am I the only 1 who noticed Carmen Electra was holding a Maltese ? ❤️ just saying

  25. Gti says:

    gonna get my little friend this month 😄

  26. Lemmy Royal says:

    Come meet me!!!

  27. Please dont tell tell the fbi says:

    i have a yorkie and she is blue and tan. she is extremely loyal and lazy. she is old but i still love her
    (she still got that braveness in her. she barks at any dog that comes near me ! :,))

  28. HeyitsDeirdre says:

    great video love yorkies might get one in the future

  29. make up says:

    I adore yorkies they are so loving and smart I'm a proud mama to a little teacup girl called nora !

  30. Lilly lee may 2005 says:

    My yorkie is 4 years old and she is still my little fierce and she scares the big gsp in my house and she is always every where and she will nip at and anybody that will try to hurt me or my family

  31. katy Lynn says:

    My Yorkie is fearless she doesn't care what size the dog is or what breed the dog is she will stick up to them and she would chase them down and she thinks she can beat them up one day I had her outside and she slipped out of my hand and there is a pitbull across the street a stray Pitbull and she slipped out of my hand and took off chasing the Pitbull the pit bull ran from her and I took off chasing her and she kept chasing him like she thought she had a chance and she's loyal to me too when my sister hits me she will attack if I'm laying down asleep and someone walks in and tries to touch me she will bite attack and she thinks she's big and tough and she is spoiled to

  32. Andy Angel says:

    love you're channel amazing☺️☺️

  33. Sofía Gamer says:

    My yorkie died in the pool 🙁 he was like 14 or 15 years old I think he just slipped in the pool or got old also I missed school

  34. Faust Rivera says:

    I had to put down my beautiful baby girl yesterday… She had horrible heart problems that were causing her immense paid… I can speak from 15 years of experience that they are truly little angels and are the most loyal creatures on this earth.

    I will miss her until the day that I die, and don't think that I can have any other breed.

  35. Trucker Mississippi Reject says:

    I have a yorkie His name is Elvis and he is going to be 13 years old next year he is my best friend and I love him very much he is blue gray black and tan especially when you give him a bath and he’s all cleaned up

  36. Yuri Ramos says:

    I have a Yorkie named Bo,thanks for these facts!

  37. MegaJeremy1976 says:

    I've had two yorkies and love'em

  38. Darlene Powell says:

    I have a Yorkie. He is very intelligent. Obeys commands, is very lovable and sociable. A very sweet dog. Everyone should have this breed!

  39. FightForPaws says:

    There is a few wrong facts. Yorkies also come in Parti colored which can be AKC and they are white brown and black

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  41. Sunshine Slimes says:

    My Yorki HATES squicky toys 😂

  42. barb ull says:

    That first guy holding a yorkie is not Tom Brady. It's Brett from the Packer! Look at his drinking cup😁😁😁

  43. Hi Im just another kid living my life says:

    Now i know why he is always barking at bigger dogs🙄😂

  44. Mustard Seed says:

    Yorkies are the greatest friends. Always happy to see you whether your grumpy or looking ugly, lol. When you're sad they always try to cuddle with you & cheer you up.

  45. Jessandria Vega says:

    ive had my yorkie for 7 years

  46. gamer gril says:

    I have ablack yorj shire i subscrieb

  47. gamer gril says:

    Just cute dogs im ganna make tomorow my dog playing piano he can but not like do rè mi fasola si

  48. gamer gril says:

    This s video is interestingand amazing i liked too

  49. Liz Hasbrouck says:

    My Yorkie is THE BEST dog I have ever had. Alert. Smart. Playful. Obedient. And sleeps next to me every night facing the bedroom door as if on guard. The only problem is that she is totally devoted to me, to a fault. (I live alone), Some call it separation anxiety, because I cannot leave her with anyone, though she tolerates my dropping her off for grooming for a few hours. But because of the separation issue, I can't kennel her, so I have to take her everywhere I go, which is sometimes a problem. Thankfully, she neither bites, nips or is aggressive in any way, so traveling is not a problem. Advice to anyone getting a Yorkie — make sure you socialize them with other (LARGE) dogs, because Yorkies have no fear –and your Yorkie can get injured quickly if behaving badly with a poorly behaved big dog. Seriously, they are fearless when it come to other dogs, regardless of the difference in size.

    Also, always use a harness (not a collar) with a Yorkie. Their throats are very delicate. And a harness will allow you to grab up your dog in a tense situation.

  50. MW 7 says:

    Ahhhh your daughter is so cute. Lol

  51. QveenRay Spinatics says:

    I have a yorkie mixed with shih tzu she’s so cute

  52. Ryan Albee says:


  53. Destiney Animates says:

    My aunt has a yorkie and he sheds so much he can make a blanket out of that fur!

  54. Kadaidrick Sanders says:

    All the yarkies look like my yarkie

  55. Kadaidrick Sanders says:

    I'm bout to get another one he really cute in I got a girl's well the boy is the one I'm bout to get

  56. Karla Spence says:

    My little yorkie is Rubin the biker on the internet ..his photo's have raised a lot of money for animal shelters..Harley Davidson has used several photo's. Anyone that's wants to see his photo's can just Google Rubin the biker.

  57. anna reid says:


  58. Happy Yorkie Terriers says:

    Yorkies are great Fur babies!

  59. Aaron Roberts says:

    Worthless little lap dogs

  60. Bluey and Pol says:

    mine is so afraid of everything.

  61. PhantomXP says:

    Are Yorkies a good breed to have with cats

  62. gamer gril says:

    cool vidéo il subscribing il am à gril à i have yorkie 10 months epzo

  63. gamer gril says:

    Hi i am à grili am New il subscribing

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  65. Gold & Oil says:

    I love my yorkie with all my heart!!!!

  66. ClassyShows says:

    Yep – loyal to the bone. Fierce as heck. Size be damned, they will fight for their pack/people/pups and will only ask for a tiny scratch and love wee bit of love in return. Love this dynamic, feisty, intelligent breed.

  67. Lydia Lee says:

    I have it'

  68. Mickey Mouse's serial killer brother says:

    My little sisters Yorkie is so loyal! Whenever I tickle her the Yorkie attacks but doesn't bite that hard because he knows we are just playing.

  69. Akva Vi says:

    I have one and his name is Odis (from Garfield film)

  70. New GOogle name says:

    Imo Yorkies on 1-10 scale receive a 10!! Your animal facts..less vid is a solid 4.5 outta 10.

  71. Jim Webb says:

    Pretty sure that was Bett Favre

  72. KathehFit says:

    I have a mix Yorkie

  73. Lilah ,newton says:

    I'd love to have a female teacup Yorkie. But can't afford the up front cost. I've wanted one my hole life. May God provide me with her before I've joined him in heaven.

  74. EnIhCaMllIK_Red says:

    my yorkie pees alot….. too much

  75. Bryan says:

    Says Tom Brady & shows picture of Brette Farvre 😂

  76. Jessica Botros17 says:

    My dog is a Yorkshire but he looks very different then the dogs in this video..Anyone know why 😅

  77. DeAnnna Inglese says:

    Sweet little fur baby's that think they are big dogs.

  78. g q says:

    Where did you get the clip 2:05 –2:15 ??

  79. Noreen Freeman says:

    Does anyone have a rescue place near Bflo. N.Y. .?

  80. dina tomaras says:

    Very adorable dogs

  81. Esther Sim says:

    I have 2 yorkies myself!! Had them both since 2 months old, and now they're already 11 and 12 years old. I cannot imagine my life without them. I will forever be a yorkie owner! They seriously are the BEST!! 🐶💕

  82. Mrs Krystal Gibson Gilbert says:

    They're the best little dogs and in their hearts they are 180 lb lol

  83. Sportschick says:

    I have a Yorkie, my first dog. She is the LOVE OF MY LIFE. She makes me laugh every day and gives me more love and is attached to me like Velcro. That being said, she is the most stubborn, willful, ball of energy that is going to do what she wants, when she wants. I live in senior housing and I cannot have her barking like a nut at everything, so every day is a battle with her. I cannot imagine my life without her!!

  84. Karla Spence says:

    My boy is Rubin the biker on google ..he is a charity dog .

  85. Valerie Linares says:

    I have two Yorkies! They're adorable!! <3 <3 <3

  86. MzLyricaLILLustion says:

    They're are Parti colored yorkies too and gold dust ones

  87. Anja , Anna Libbe says:

    Herz aller liebst ❤️❤️😍😍😍😍

  88. Shamell Davis says:

    That was Brett Favre not Tom Brady

  89. Donna Schaner says:

    Love yorkies

  90. Sir J. I M says:

    I reluctantly adopted my grandmother's yorkie after she passed away suddenly 2 years ago. No one else could take her at the time but omg I'm so glad I did, I can't imagine being without this little girl. She is so special and the most loving dog I've ever had. And yes they truly believe they are the superheroes, they are also divas and so smart. You will never regret having this dog.

  91. Teressa Dupeire says:

    Do you have teacup yorkies for sale?

  92. isabel chavez says:

    i want a yorkie so bad but they’re too expensive here in texas anyone know any websites i can get one cheap?

  93. Judy Davidson says:

    I am looking fo r a Yorkie in the Dallas, TX area for a reasonable cost. If anyone has info, please respond. Thank you, Judy

  94. ed low says:

    For a while I was babysitting my wife's friend's tiny Yorkie. I absolutely fell in love with this dog. I was also babysitting a wolf dog, and the Yorkie would stalk him and pounce on him. Couldn't stop laughing at those two.

  95. Laura Thunder says:

    My Tommy Tutone is half Yorkie and half shih tzu. He sheds like crazy! Yes he gets brushed everyday and I have to take allergy meds before I start brushing him. Never had allergies to a dog so bad in my life! I still wouldn't trade him for anything in the world though. 🙂

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  97. Ann says:

    The AKC (American Kennel Club) recognizes 130 breeds of dogs. Yorkies are #30 in intelligence, so 29 smarter, but 100 dumber, lol.

  98. The Content Table says:

    I have a Yorkie and she is sooooo cute!

  99. Aliyah ramirez says:

    I have a Yorkie

  100. Martin Mullee says:

    Are they good dogs for children

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