Often pint-sized and super playful, our precious Yorkies has risen to fame for being a pampered lap dog equipped with an attitude that beats its size. However, there is more to this pup than just being cute and cuddly. Did you know that Yorkshire Terriers are among the top 5 most popular dog breed in the U.S.? Here are seven of the awesome facts you probably didn’t know about your Yorkie.
As one of the AKC’s top 10 breeds year after year, Yorkshire Terriers are popular toy dogs, offering a big personality in a tiny package.
Here are seven surprising facts about Yorkies and the people who love them:
1. Yorkies Are the “Tomboy Toy”
Don’t be fooled by this toy breed’s tiny stature—they are five to seven pounds of pure tomboy. This spunky personality has earned the Yorkie its nickname, “the tomboy toy.” The breed standard references the breed’s trademark confidence and courage, saying, “The dog’s high head carriage and confident manner should give the appearance of vigor and self-importance.” Because of these traits, Yorkshire Terriers do well at everything from dog sports, like agility, to therapy work and makes them great travel companions as well as family dogs.
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