Yorkshire terrier


Yorkshire terrier

noun

: a very small dog with long straight hair that is brown or tan and gray

Full Definition of YORKSHIRE TERRIER

:  any of a breed of compact toy terriers with long straight silky hair mostly bluish gray but tan on the head and chest

First Known Use of YORKSHIRE TERRIER

1872

Yorkshire terrier

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Breed of toy dog developed in the mid-19th century in Yorkshire and Lancashire, Eng. Its lineage appears to include terriers such as the Skye and Dandie Dinmont. Its outstanding feature is its straight, silky coat, parted on the back from nose to tail and long enough to sweep the ground. Its coat colour is dark blue-gray, with tan on the head and chest. It may grow to 9 in. (23 cm) tall and weigh up to 7 lb (3 kg).

Variants of YORKSHIRE TERRIER

Yorkshire terrier or Yorkie

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