The Yorkshire Terrier, often referred to as a Yorkie, establishes itself as a small breed with a big personality. Originating from England, this dog is known for its striking coat, typically a steel-blue and tan color, that is silky to the touch and contrary to many breeds, it is non-shedding. Sporting a compact size, Yorkshire Terriers are classified into two types, standard and teacup, the latter being notably smaller. However, regardless of their size, these dogs are known for their adventurous and assertive nature. Yorkies make excellent companions, best suited for owners who can provide ample time and attention. Their intelligence and tenacity call for consistent training, but their eagerness to please can make this a rewarding task. Yorkshire Terriers require regular grooming to maintain their distinctive appearance.
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