History of Traditional Yorkshire Terrier

                                        The truth about the Teacup Yorkie

The Yorkshire Terrier breed is no more than 100 years old and was developed in England. Originally the Yorkie was bred for the purpose of catching rats in mince. They were also used for hunting to borrow underground after badgers and foxes.

The ancestors of the Yorkshire Terrier are the Waterside Terrier, a small Scottish breed with a long blue-gray coat. The Waterside Terrier was brought to Yorkshire, England in the mid 19th century.

The Yorkie made its first appearance in England in 1861 during a bench show. At this time they were known as the “Broken-haired Scotch Terrier”. The Yorkie kept this title for 9 years until during one show a reporter commented that the breed should be known as Yorkshire Terriers, because the breed had improved so much since their arrival in Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Terrier dog that owners know and love today is slightly smaller than the original breed, and is now considered more of a fashion accessory than a hunter or a way for people to control pests. The Yorkie loves to be pampered by his owner, yet he or she still enjoys activity and remains a terrier at heart.

                        Facts you should know before you purchase your new Yorkie puppy                                                                      There's no such thing as a Teacup Yorkie.                                                                                   A Teacup Yorkie isn't an officially recognized by the AKC.

                                   It is simply too small to be a  true Yorkshire Terrier.
The biggest drawback of owning a so called teacup Yorkie is the potential for health problems. Birth defects, anesthesia complications, teething problems and hypoglycemia are just a few of the many problems your teacup Yorkie may encounter.   While your beloved pooch may fill up your heart and home quickly with loads of love, he also may empty your wallet and wipe out your savings quickly, courtesy of some hefty vet bills.