As terriers, Yorkies were originally bred to chase rats and mice in textile mills. However, well-heeled Victorian-era English families took note of their small size and beautiful coats, and the transition from working dog to toy dog began. Other toy breeds, such as the Australian silky terrier and teacup yorkie have their roots in this breed. As dog aficionados would guess, Yorkies were originally bred from English terriers. They were introduced in England by Scottish immigrants, and the rest is history. Today they are the seventh most popular dog breed; quite impressive considering their start as rat catchers.
Although named terriers, the Yorkshire, or Yorkie, is a member of the toy dog breed group, meaning they are smaller dogs perfectly comfortable sitting in laps and looking beautiful. Yorkshire terriers were admitted to the American Kennel Club in 1885.
- Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
- Characteristics: This Yorkie displays the long, fine hair for which the breed is famous. Its playful face and energy are easily evident in the figure.
- Size and Colour: Black fur contrasts with light tan in this 2 ¼ inch long Yorkshire terrier figure. The detailed face creates tremendous realism, making this playful a dog a fun addition to any collection.
- The Yorkshire Terrier is part of the Best in Show collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
Size in cm: 5.5 L x 4.75 W