Yorkshire is a region of England where the breed originated from. These dogs were used to hunt game in their burrows or scare away pests (rats).
Hunters or poachers liked these dogs because they could easily carry them in a bag. They are affectionately known as "Yorkies" by amateurs.
This is a very small dog, about 15 to 25 cm for a little more than 3 kg. The Yorkshire's hair is long, dark fawn and blue. It is a robust dog even though it is small. Their life expectancy is estimated between 12 and 15 years. Despite the small size, it is a lively and energetic dog, stubborn and reckless. It is also known to be very affectionate and hates solitude.
The Yorkshire does not need to be over-protected but it still requires some care. For example, their teeth are fragile and must be maintained by regular brushing. In addition, this dog is sensitive to cold, take care not to let it out in cold weather without a "coat".