A small dog breed that originates from England. The Yorkshire Terrier is a small but tough terrier with a long, straight outer coat and a soft undercoat. It has a dark button nose and dark eyes.
Yorkshire Terriers have been independently recognized as part of the American Kennel Club since 1887. They should be groomed often to keep their hair looking its best, although owners can choose to leave it natural or hand-stripped (where fur is manually removed from the coat instead of being sheared off).
Yorkshire Terriers should be given high protein and fat content to stay healthy. In addition, they shouldn’t be overfed since doing so puts them at risk for heart disease, stroke, and other severe conditions.