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Is there a difference between a Yorkie and a Yorkshire?

When you talk about Yorkie breeding, two of the most-liked dog breeds in America are the Yorkie and a Yorkshire. Now it becomes a hard decision to choose one of them because both of them have almost the same appearance. Sometimes they are so similar that people get confused and cannot differentiate between the two. There are some simple points which you need to consider, and you will be able to pick the right dog breed from these two.
Both the Yorkie and a Yorkshire are light-weight dogs and not very tall. A Yorkshire terrier normally weighs six pounds which can increase or decrease in some cases. You will find two, tiny pointed ears and a very ‘yappy’ kind of voice in them. The usual color of their coats is blue and gold. There are certain variations in colors, but blue and gold are more dominant. The beauty of these dogs is in their coat length. The length of their fur can exceed their total height, and normally it is twice as long as their total height. When you talk about personality then, Yorkshires are more consistent in their nature. This can vary with some particular dogs, but overall they are bossier and want to get the attention all of the time. The only disadvantage or drawback, which can get your Yorkshire out of dog competition, is the mixture of white and black hair in the blue and gold. This is quite a common problem in the Yorkshires.
Now considering the other counterpart, the Yorkie terrier, the first thing which comes to mind after hearing their name is the smoothness of their coat. Their fur is so silky smooth that it resembles human hair. This is the reason behind their name Yorkie terrier. Like the Yorkshire terrier, they are also available in blue and tan colors, but you can also get them in red and blue colors. You need to take care of them a lot, and walking is an essential exercise for Yorkie terriers. It’s a precaution that you should never unleash your Yorkie terrier because they can be a little aggressive to other dogs. Behavior-wise they are a little more rash than the Yorkshire terrier, and it is often seen that they like to chase small animals. This is the reason people with Yorkie terriers are not recommended to leave their dog alone with some other small pet. They are aggressive in nature and easily get jealous of other dogs. They may attack the other dog that is getting the attention of their owner. Due to the beauty of their fur, you will need to take care of them diligently. Combing daily is an essential responsibility to avoid any tangles. If you would like to know more about Yorkies and Yorkshires, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.