The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie as he or she is commonly called, is a toy terrier known for its long, silky, blue coat and playful, terrier demeanor. It was originally used as a ratting dog by the peasants in England. TodayYorkies are a companion animal and much of their ratting instinct can only be seen while playing with their toys. I always say they have the playfulness of a kitten with the loyal, loving personality of a canine. Additionally, they take their role as a family member very seriously. They have big personalities and most families are owned by them rather than the reverse.
Many breeders and clubs do not recommend they belong in families with small children. However, as
you will see on our website there are many children in our pictures withYorkies. I feel it is the owner's responsibility of the Yorkshire Terrier to supervise their kids or visitors with small children when playing
with a new puppy, just as you would supervise them in handling a new baby in your home.
I have raised this breed since my daughter was two years old.
Winnie was fine and unharmed, however, Kaleigh's feelings and her "bum" didn't
fair as well! This is now a comical story that we tell all of our prospective buyers.
Kaleigh is our little house veterinarian and Winnie still runs from Kaleigh! ha