The history of breed a Yorkshire terrier is fanned by a set of legends. So far precisely established only one — ancestors of yorkshire who compete to a chihuahua and Russian of that a terrier for a rank of the most tiny doggie now, there were not some "sofa idlers", and brave hunting terriers rat catchers.
in the 2nd century BC described the little terrier who had island origin. Then Pliny the Elder (23 — 77 g) described small doggies, fearless hunters whom Romans found at disembarkation to the British Isles.
In 1570 the physician-in-ordinary of the English queen Elizabeth I Tudor doctor J. Kayus, the naturalist and professor of the Cambridge University, published the book in which described small long-haired doggies, descendants of terriers — foxes and badgers hunters.
the King James I in 1605 described "earth dogs" who reminded modern Yorkshire terriers.
of the Modern Yorkshire terrier removed in the second half of 19 century. The breed which is popular in society now arose "in bottoms". These kids did not avoid manual labor and caught rats in coal mines. However, some experts challenge this version.
One is undoubted
: Yorkshire terriers is descendants of small terriers. In them mixed up blood both the Skye Terriers who already disappeared Paisley and klaydesdale, and nowadays existing, dandies-dinmont-terriers, the Manchester terriers, etc.
Result of numerous hybrid crossings became appearance of a tiny terrier with long silky wool of a bluish and steel color with a gold outflow. In the beginning the breed was called a terrier from Scotland, then — a dwarfish terrier. But in 1886 the breed was registered by the English Kennel-club under the present name. The reason was the fact that the coolest dogs came from the County of Yorkshire.