Yorkshire Terriers are terriers and are in the Terrier group of the American Kennel Club (AKC). They were originally bred to be something called a 'ratter.' This means that people used Yorkshire Terriers to hunt down (chase) and kill rats that were bothering people in their homes and neighborhoods.
This dog, also known as the Yorkie, was developed from mixed breeding (like many purebred dogs) of several other kinds of terriers. Now people are happy with Yorkies the way they are. They are the perfect little companion dog.
These days Yorkshire Terriers can do many different activities. They are not only good companions but they participate in obedience, rally, agility, conformation, go-to-ground (earthdog competitions), flyball, canine freestyle (dog dancing), tracking, and pet therapy. Yorkies also love to perform tricks.
Yorkies are very small dogs. They grow to be six or seven inches in height, and weigh between 2-6 pounds as an adult.
At birth, the Yorkie's coat is black and tan, but that changes as the pup grows up. The black part of the coat will become a steely-bluish color!
All About Yorkies
All About Chihuahuas
Chihuahuas were initially thought to be descendants of a dog similar in appearance to the Chihuahua, but only bigger in size, the Techichi. But due to the lack of archaeological proof to support the theory, it was later believed that Chihuahuas were brought to Mexico by settlers from Spain.
A more recent theory regarding the origin of this breed is that Spanish traders and merchants brought Chihuahuas through their well-connected trade route with China, and eventually brought them to Mexico. This speculation is supported by the well -documented tradition of dwarfing both animals and plants, in China.
Some however believe that Chihuahuas are from Egypt and were later traded to Spain and Mexico.
Chihuahuas have off-square bodies and therefore appear to be longer when measured from the shoulders to the buttocks, than at the withers. Shorter bodies are preferred in male Chihuahuas. A Chihuahua's head is slightly oval; almost apple shaped and there may or may not be a Molera on its head. Chihuahuas are mostly known for their small body and large, sharp ears. A Chihuahua's snout is usually short and slightly pointed. They have lean jaws and cheeks and blue, mole or chocolate colored noses. However a pink nose is permissible in blonde Chihuahuas. Their neck is slightly arched, emerging from elegantly sloping shoulders. Chihuahuas have well-rounded ribs, though not overly barrel like with a tail that is either up or curled in a loop with the tip of it slightly touching the back.
Chihuahuas come in various colors, from plain whites, to solid blacks and spotted, or other colors like silver, blue or gray, chocolate, fawn or tan, tricolor-chocolate, blue or black with tan or white markings, merle and brindled, and each of the colors vary in tone and shade.
Coat Type - for instance - thick, or has undercoat, etc.
There are two types of Chihuahua. One of which has smooth, soft glossy coat, which covered the whole body except head and ears. The other version has a long coat with an undercoat. This type of coat could be curly or flat.
Height: 6 to 9 inches
Weight: 2 to 6 Pounds
All About Dachshunds
The Dachshund, also known as the Doxie, the hot dog, and the wiener dog, is a breed of dog in the Hound Group. This classic dog breed is known for their ‘hotdog’ type look because they are low to the ground and have almost absurdly short legs. Despite their comic appearance, the Dachshund is a very smart and athletic dog, and of course they are excellent house pets as well. The Dachshund was recognized by the AKC in 1885 and AKC approved in 2007.
Dachshunds come in three sizes. A full-grown, standard Dachshund averages 16 to 32 pounds, while the miniature Dachshund variety typically weighs less than 11 pounds. The Kaninchen weighs 8 to 10 pounds. Dachshunds have a wide range of coloration. Dominant colors and patterns are red and black-and-red, often referred to as black-and-tan.
Dachshunds are playful, fun dogs that are known for their propensity to chase small animals, birds and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. Dachshunds have a particularly loud bark, which makes them good watchdogs.