14 Tiny Facts About Yorkshire Terriers

These facts are as tiny as Yorkies:

#1 It was the first therapy dog.

Without their help, soldiers would have had to dig trenches and expose themselves to enemy fire.

#2 It started as ratters

These little dogs were bred from terriers, including the Waterside terrier, in order to hunt rats.

#3 They had a name change.

They were known as broken-haired Scotch terriers.

#5 One dog was used to start a new breed.

One Yorkie was born with unusual markings in blue, white, and gold and create a new breed.

#6 They make funny noises.

Instead of pushing air out of the nose like a normal sneeze, dogs will gasp for air, making a honking sound like a goose.

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