Yorkshire Terrier Checks

Yorkie owners will love our selection of cute Yorkshire Terrier checks. We search online check merchants that offer Yorkie check designs so you don't have too. Browse our adorable check selection and enjoy your favorite dog breed checks today.

 
Yorkshire Terrier Fun Personal Checks

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Best Breeds - Yorkshire Terrier Checkbook Cover

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Chevron Yorkshire Terrier Checkbook Cover

Chevron Yorkshire Terrier Checkbook Cover

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Yorkshire Terrier Checks

Yorkshire Terrier Checks

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Best Breeds - Yorkshire Terrier Personal Checks

Best Breeds – Yorkshire Terrier Personal Checks

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Bradford Exchange Checks

As low as: $39.90

Chevron Yorkshire Terrier Personal Checks

Chevron Yorkshire Terrier Personal Checks

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As low as: $39.90

 

The Yorkshire terrier – Origins

The Yorkshire terrier or Yorkie, as more commonly known, is a delightful little dog that usually carries the bold manner of its hardier ancestors. A pet that is unfailingly loyal yet often confident enough to be demanding despite his small stature. Long coated and usually none shedding the Yorkie is silky and in need of regular coat maintenance.

The recent popularity of the Yorkie as a ladies companion is by no means new. For generations due to their portability and prettiness this breed of dog has been crossed to produce smaller dogs. This breeding includes the recent teacup Yorkshire terrier that is bred for a tiny size despite carrying many health problems.

History

Originally the Yorkshire terrier was a hardy and bold ratter. An assumed descendent of the waterside terrier the precise ancestry of the Yorkie is unknown. The waterside terrier was a small dog of about 10 pounds and popular with miners in the West Riding area. This breed of dog was a good rat and other rodent catcher.

Mid-19th century and mill workers from Scotland moved south to find work as part of the industrial revolution. With them came small Scottish terriers of little known ancestry. The dogs were bred with local terriers with a result of the broken haired Scottish terrier. This dog is said to be an ancestor of today’s Yorkshire terrier.

Continued breeding took place of this useful cross by the working population but none documented. The dog at this point was approximately ten to fifteen pounds. The resulting terrier was brave, bold and a formidable adversary for the largest of rodents. It is said that any black and tan dog in the area at those times was automatically labeled a Yorkshire terrier.

The exact breeds that are within the Yorkie are unconfirmed but it is said that they could possibly be a mix of any of the following;

  • Manchester terrier
  • Long haired Leeds terrier (now extinct)
  • Paisley terrier
  • Black and tan English terrier
  • Maltese Terrier
  • Skye terrier

In 1861 the first Yorkie appeared at a dog show, he was entered as a broken coated Scotch terrier.

Huddersfield Ben

Huddersfield Ben is universally acknowledged as the Sire of the Yorkshire terrier breed. Owned by the Fosters he lived until the age of six before he was hit and killed by a carriage. Despite his young age Ben sired many puppies that are descendants of our present Yorkshire terrier. Despite his larger size (between 9 and 12 pounds) Ben sired many dogs under 7 pounds. Huddersfield Ben was also a champion show dog that won no less than 74 prizes.

The Kennel club of England recognized The Yorkshire terrier breed in 1886 and in 1870 the Yorkshire terrier name became official based on a statement acknowledging that the great improvement of the breed was based in Yorkshire. The statement was made by a reporter of the field. For a while afterwards the breed was known as both the Scotch terrier and the Yorkshire terrier until finally settling as the Yorkshire terrier.

In 1885 the Yorkshire terrier was accepted as breed by the American Kennel club. This is following the first litter of Yorkie’s born in America which is said to have been in 1882. Eventually the breed standard for showing Yorkshire terriers in America settled at between 3 to 7 pounds.

The pet Yorkie is amusing, demanding and easily spoiled. They still carry the bold and fearless nature of their vast ancestry and are great fun to have in the home. A Yorkshire terrier owner can be easily manipulated by his dog. Unsurprising as with its charm and enchanting nature the Yorkie is a pleasure to share a home with.

 
 

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