The five most popular names for a female Yorkshire Terrier are Bailey, Bella, Coco, Zoey and Molly, according petMD. The least popular names on the list are Takouhi, Whitley and Remi.Continue Reading
The Yorkshire Terrier, nicknamed the Yorkie, was bred in Yorkshire, Northern England in the 1800's to hunt small vermin such as rats. The breed became popular among royalty during the late Victorian era. It was during this time that the dog became a status symbol. The Yorkshire Terrier was officially recognized as its own breed in 1870. The American Kennel Club did not recognize the breed until 1885.
The Yorkshire Terrier stands between eight and nine inches tall and weighs less than seven pounds. They have a life expectancy between 12 and 15 years. The breed becomes attached to its families but also enjoy some level of independence. Yorkies are a terrier breed and have the personality to show it. They require a moderate exercise. Typically a decent daily walk will be sufficient.
Like any breed, the Yorkshire Terrier is prone to certain health issues. Common health issues for the breed include hypoglycemia, luxating patella and retinal dysplasia. Hypoglycemia and retinal dysplasia are both common among other toy breeds as well. Hypoglycemia typically occurs between birth and four months old; an adult Yorkshire Terrier can develop the condition although it is much more rare.Learn more about Dogs