The Yorkshire Terrier made its first appearance at a bench show in England in 1861 as a "broken-haired Scotch Terrier."
The earliest record of a Yorkshire Terrier born in the United States dates to 1872.
During the late Victorian era, the Yorkshire Terrier quickly became a popular pet. As Americans embraced Victorian customs, so too did they embrace the Yorkshire Terrier. The Yorkshire Terrier became an AKC-recognized breed in 1885.
So you want to own a Yorkshire Terrier?
Grooming must be done on a regular basis. Although the coat is easy to care for it is time consuming and necessary in order to keep your dog in healthy condition.
The Yorkshire Terrier can easily be injured by small children; if you are considering a Yorkshire Terrier you must be able to supervise the dog around small children. The Yorkshire Terrier is an independent dog, but a devoted companion. Despite his small size he is more than willing to act as a guardian for his master.