COUNTRY: Great Britain
WEIGHT: Under 7 pounds
HEIGHT: 9 inches
COAT: Long, straight; glossy
COLOR: Blue/tan
GROUP: Terrier
The Yorkshire original Terrier was a dog of about 6 to 7 kilos of weight, used to hunt rats and other rodents that usually are in small spaces. The name was adopted in 1870, being Yorkshire the English county the one that gave rise to the race. Huddersfield Horseradish tree is considered the pillar of the race, born in 1865 and died in 1871. Servant by W. Eastwood Huddersfield, born crosses from it between mother and son (Endogamia) established the bases than the future well-known race like the Yorkshire Modern Terrier would become.

According to the registries, the Yorkshire Terrier was the second more popular race in the United States in 2005. His first appearance in a canine exhibition took place around 1880, and immediately it found a great acceptance in the public. At the moment it occupies the first place in the English races, and is one of the spread dogs of company more anywhere in the world.

The majority opinion is that the Yorkshire Terrier is an excessively expensive dog and people take advantage to sell it in excessive prices; it is the Scottish product of the combination of terriers and English, that took place when a part of the population of Scotland was displaced due to the Industrial Revolution and they were based in England. Between the races that are given rise to the Yorkshire Terrier the Waterside Terrier, the Clydesdale Terrier and the Paisley Terrier are included. The Scottish influence comes given by the Scottish Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier, the Maltese one, the Cairn Terrier and the Skye Terrier.