I picked Yorkshire Terriers to be the first breed honored because is one of the most popular breed in the shop.Though they are small in size (weighing 7 lbs and 7-8 inches in height); they are spunky, intelligent and very playful. Yorkies have a life expectancy of 11 to 15 years.
Here's a surprising fact. Yorkies have a “hair like” coat that it is hypoallergenic. Their coat is a steel blue and golden tan.
When it comes to grooming, Yorkies are no different than any other long hair breed. They need proper maintenance at home as well as routine visits to the grooming salon. Through the years groomers have come up with different hair cuts for Yorkies. These styles are easy to maintain, but also express the look of the breed and their personality.
Here are some of the popular hair cuts for Yorkies
Check out the following Yorkie haircuts for your pet’s next appointment. Here are some of our favorites:
This haircut is is a tight Schnauzer Pattern with Yorkie Face, Long Top Knot
This style is considered a modified show cut.
This haircut is a Lamb Cut with tight Yorkie Face
The Origin of the Yorkshire Terrier
According to the American Kennel Club (link), Yorkies developed in the mid-1800's in the northern English counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire. Historians believe the weavers of Scotland migrated to the north country. During this time they brought with them terriers from Scotland. This not the Scottish terriers of today. The terriers of the 1800's that helped develop the Yorkshire Terrier are now extinct. Other breeds such as the Dandie Dinmont and Skye helped to create the Yorkie. Some even the believe the Maltese was part of the mix.
Yorkies started off as a working dog. They created to pursue and exterminate rodents in textile mills and coal mines. So when did the Yorkie become the companion we know and love today? It wasn't until 1886 when England's Kennel Club recognized the breed. As a result, they decreased in size and became the adorable pets we see around town.
So when did Yorkies come to America? It was in 1870. They were first registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1885.
If you are looking for a new companion and Yorkies interest you, there are a few options. My advice would be to check out a pet rescue organization. Their goal is to save abandoned and homeless pets. The animals there are in need of a new home. You may find that one Yorkie that tugs at your heart, longing to go with you.
Now you see why I picked this breed for our first celebration. I can’t wait to have this spunky, playful breed filling up the shop. I look forward to seeing the different hair styles and sharing stories with you.