( From the Essential Yorkshire Terrier )
BOLD: Their self confidence, coupled with their
inquisitiveness and, with their instinct to protect can get this little
dog into big trouble. They definitely believe that they are much
bigger than they are.
ACTIVE: They are very active, both vocally and physically. They bounce, scamper, dart, and run with endless energy. They also have a lot to say.
TENACIOUS: This will show up most when a yorkie is in his hunting mode. If a yorkie thinks he is on the trail of something, be it toy or critter, he will stay with it all day if necessary. Give him a treat and he may look for just the right place to hide it for hours.
INDEPENDENT: Yorkies put everything they have into whatever they do, but they know when they need rest. This is when your yorkie is likely to disappear to his favorite hiding place for a nap.
The "chocolate yorkie" is an overload of red gold and is a mutation therefore of our breed and should not be bred as it is a complete loss of pigment. Notice that the nose is liver colored and that there are no black eye rims on this puppy.
These puppies are what yorkies should look like when they are young. The coloring, and resemblance is more like tiny rottweilers than the adorable long haired dogs they will mature into. They are quite different from the one above, referred to as a choclate yorkie. These little fellows should grow up to become the Yorkshire Terrier that we are all familiar with.
|This diagram illustrates the skeletal parts
of the Yorkshire Terrier, together with the
2.) cervical vertebra
3.) Thoracic vertebra
5.) Lumber vertebra
6.) Coccygeal vertebra
According to the Guinness Book of World Records a Yorkshire terrier holds the distinction of being the smallest dog in history. This matchbox-sized Yorkie, when fully grown at the age of 2, stood 2 � inches at the shoulder, measured 3 3/4 inches from the tip of its nose to the root of its tail, and weighed 4 ounces. Owned by Arthur Marples of Blackburn, Great Britain, this elfin dog died in 1945.