This lovable and jovial little lady is Gertie! Our friend Gertie is 4 years old.
The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as the Yorkie, is a small type of terrier originally bred in Yorkshire, England. You probably wouldn’t classify them as a working breed, but they were used in textile mills in 19th century England to kill rodents. The Victorians found them to be wonderful companions, and their popularity skyrocketed. The cute and energetic breed was introduced to the United States in 1872, and recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1885. Yorkies have been on the AKC’s top breed list for the last decade.
Yorkies are usually placed on the list of “hypoallergenic” dog breeds; however, no dog is truly hypoallergenic, all dogs shed and release dander. Yorkies tend to shed minimally. People who suffer from pet allergies seem to tolerate the breed well.
A Yorkie should be groomed roughly every 6 weeks. Most owners choose to keep them clipped close for easy care, but some Yorkies are left long and silky in what’s considered a "show groom.” A Yorkie with a show coat should be brushed daily and groomed frequently.
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