The Yorkshire terrier is one of the most popular breeds, ranking No. 9 out of 193 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. Contrary to what its name might indicate, the Yorkie actually got its start in Scotland, eventually migrating along with its owners to the Yorkshire cotton mills in England. Because of its popularity, the Yorkshire terrier is a very common option for the designer crossbreeds, such as the Yoranian, Yorkipoo and Morkie. There are also some size variations, such as the teacup Yorkie, but these aren’t AKC-recognized breeds
The Yorkshire Terrier sheds little to no hair and requires regular grooming and trimming of their long, silky coat. Yorkies known as “teacups” or simply, “Teacup Yorkies,” are purebred Yorkshire Terriers that fall into a smaller size category of 4 lbs. or less at adult weight. Yorkshire Terriers are demanding and require lots of human attention! The Yorkie is a brave little dog, highly energetic and eager for adventure. This toy breed makes for an excellent watchdog, and defends its territory. Due to their true terrier heritage, Yorkies can be aggressive toward strange dogs and smaller animals, so they must be socialized at an early age.