The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed, developed in the British county of Yorkshire to catch Rats in the clothing mills of Yorkshire and also for Rat baiting.
This breed has been nicknamed Yorkie and is a popular Companion Dog or Toy Dog breed.
For adult Yorkshire Terriers, importance is placed on coat colour, quality, and texture. The hair must be glossy, fine, straight, and silky. Traditionally the coat is grown out very long and is parted down the middle of the back, but “must never impede movement.”
Though small, the Yorkshire Terrier is active, very overprotective, curious, and loves attention. Mentally sound and emotionally secure ones should normally not show the soft submissive temperament seen in lap dogs. Because of this, it is advised that a Yorkie would not be suitable for a home with typical young children—they are Terriers after all. Instead, they make ideal companions for older families with many more reputable breeders routinely only homing to families with children older than about 8 years for the comfort of the dog, but more so for the benefit of the child.
Hound Dog Photography host a number of dog photoshoot location days each month across the South East, bring your Yorkshire Terrier or Welsh Terrier along for a dog photography session. Jamie Morgan also undertakes private commissions at locations across the UK and Internationally on request.