Friday, October 21, 2011

Yorkshire Terrier Pictures

Yorkshire Terrier Pictures:
Yorkshire Terrier Pictures
Yorkshire Terrier Pictures
Yorkshire Terrier Pictures
Yorkshire Terrier Pictures

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed in the 19th century in the county of Yorkshire, England to catch rats in clothing mills. The defining features of the breed are its size, 3 pounds (1.4 kg) to 7 pounds (3.2 kg), and its silky blue and tan coat. The breed is nicknamed Yorkie and is placed in the Toy Terrier section of the Terrier Group by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale and in the Toy Group or Companion Group by other kennel clubs, although all agree that the breed is a terrier. A popular companion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds, such as the Australian Silky Terrier.
Temperament:
  • Very eager for adventure
  • Highly energetic, brave, loyal and clever
  • Can become suspicious of strangers and aggressive to strange dogs and small animals
Height: 6-7 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
Life Span: 13-16 years
Health Problem: Some Yorkies are prone to slipped stifle, bronchitis, eye infections, and early tooth decay, poor tolerance of anaesthetic, and delicate digestion. Sometimes suffer paralysis in the hindquarters caused by herniated disks and other problems of the spine. Falls or knocks can cause fractures of fragile bones.

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