Top 7 Fun Facts About Yorkshire Terriers

Yorkshire Terriers, or Yorkies, are known as the 'Tomboy Toy'. Despite their small size, they are full of confidence and courage, making them versatile companions.

Tomboy Toy

Yorkies have long, silky coats similar to human hair. It can tangle and break easily, so daily brushing is necessary. They don't have an undercoat, so shedding is minimal.

Human-Like Hair

Yorkies were originally bred for catching rats in underground tunnels. Their hunting instinct is still evident today, making them excellent participants in AKC Earthdog tests.

Blue-Collar Origins

Some believe that Toto from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was a Yorkie, based on original book illustrations. However, in the movie, Toto is played by a Cairn Terrier.

Toto Controversy

A Yorkie named Smoky is a recognized war hero. In World War II, she saved soldiers by dragging a communications cable through a narrow drainage culvert.

War Hero

Yorkies are not afraid of big city life. Their confident manner helps them adapt to urban environments, making them one of the most popular breeds in NYC.

City Dwellers

Yorkies require regular grooming due to their human-like hair. Many breeders recommend a 'puppy cut', which is short and easy to maintain, for pet Yorkies.

Yorkie Maintenance

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