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Originating in the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, this breed was developed to hunt rats in clothing mills.
They were bred from a variety of other terriers, including the Skye, Dandie Dinmont, and Maltese breeds.
The Yorkie's popularity skyrocketed in the late 1800s, and they quickly became a favorite among the wealthy.
Today, they are beloved for their feisty personalities and their luxurious coats.
They are also known for their intelligence and loyalty, making them excellent companions.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a great choice for those looking for a small, affectionate, and lively pet.
Yorkshire Terrier Breed Facts
Height (Adult): Male: 22 to 26cm Female: 22 to 24cm
Weight (Adult): Male: 2.7 to 3.6kg Female: 2.7 to 3.2kg
Life Expectancy: 11 to 15 years
Temperament: Courageous, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, and Loving
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