Origins of the breed
The Yorkshire Terrier comes from the same area as the Airedale Terrier and was first seen around the 1850’s. The old Black and Tan Terrier was a base for the Yorkshire Terrier, together with other breeds such as the Maltese and the Skye Terrier.
It is believed that Scottish workers brought terriers to Yorkshire, where they were employed to work in mills and mines. The current name was accepted in 1870.