Fine and silky, Hypoallergenic
Blue, Black, and Gold
Affectionate and Playful
In the movie Meet the Fockers, the Fockers'
(Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand) family
dog, Moses, is played by a female Yorkie mix
Yorkshire Terriers are a long-haired breed with no undercoat, which means that they do
not shed. This makes Yorkies one of the best breeds for allergy sufferers. Additionally,
since Yorkies carry less dander on their coat, they generally do not have the unpleasant
"wet dog" odor when wet. Yorkie puppies are born with a silky-soft black and tan coat
and normally have black hairs mixed in with the tan until they are matured.
Though a toy breed, the Yorkie still retains much of its terrier ancestry in terms of
personality. The vast majority seem to have a confident, vigorous and self-important
personality. Individual dogs sometimes differ, but they are generally intelligent,
independent and gutsy.
As the name implies, the Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire County (and the
adjoining Manchester County), a rugged region in northern England. The Yorkshire
Terrier was introduced in the United States in 1872. The first Yorkie was registered with
the American Kennel Club in 1878, making it one of the first twenty-five breeds to be
approved for registration by the AKC.