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Yorkshire Terrier - Yorkie

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed in the 19th century in the county of Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills, also used for rat-baiting. The defining features of the breed are its maximum size of 7 pounds (3.2 kg), but some Yorkies may exceed 7 pounds and grow to be up to 15 pounds. It has a gray, black, and tan coat. The breed is nicknamed Yorkieand is placed in the Toy Terrier section of the Terrier Group by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale and in the Toy Group orCompanion Group by other kennel clubs, including the American Kennel Club, although all agree that the breed is a terrier. A popularcompanion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds, such as the Australian Silky Terrier.
Life span13 to 16 years

source : wikipedia

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