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Grooming: Yorkshire Terriers need thorough daily grooming with a brush and comb. Some pet owners choose to have coat trimmed, if unable to meet these grooming demands. The hair is usually kept out of eyes with a bow tied in a top knot. The ears should be checked regularly and loose hairs need to be removed from ear canals. If these dogs are being shown coat is usually protected, by being rolled up in curling papers.
Exercise: This breed is suitable for a flat or small home as they don't need much exercise. Yorkshire Terriers generally adapt to their family activities for their exercise needs.
History: The Yorkshire Terrier has evolved from Waterside Terrier, a small longish coated terrier seen in Yorkshire for many years, Skye Terrier and old English rough coated Black and Tan Terrier. It was in middle of 19th century that these crosses resulted in a distinct breed type. They were exhibited as Broken Haired Scotch Terriers in 1861, but by 1870 their name was changed to Yorkshire Terrier.
While these dogs are overly pampered, it is a mistake to think of them as lap dogs. They have typical terrier character, of being lively, energetic and highly-spirited.
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