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This section contains in depth information on all AKC recognized dog breeds. In addition to the more serious information about dog breed characteristics, care, and history, we have also included pictures and reader-submitted stories so you can have some fun while you do your research.

Yorkshire Terrier

One of the most popular breeds in the US today, the Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkie, as it is affectionately called belongs to the Toy Group. Yorkies are very small, usually between 5 and 7 pounds, with a tight, compact build. The coat is long, fine, and silky, parted down the middle. The hair is of one layer and does not shed. Coloring usually steel blue and tan, although some Yorkies can be found with silver or black hair on their body. Although the hair is usually straight, some individ... read more about the Yorkshire Terrier.