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, also used for rat-baiting.
The defining features of the breed are its maximum size of 7 pounds (3.2 kg) and its gray, black, and tan coat.
The breed is nicknamed Yorkie and is placed in the Toy Terrier section of the Terrier Group by the Federation 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.
Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
Life span: 13 to 16 years
Temperament: Confident, Courageous, Bold, Independent, Intelligent.
Colors: Blue & Tan, Black & Gold, Blue & Gold, Black & Tan.