The Yorkshire Terrier originated at the crossroads between different types of terrier existing in the British Isles. His parents were selected for hunting mice and other small animals. The most reliable guesses as parents point to Clydesdale or Paisley Terrier, a vanished and was presented in English until 1902 exhibition race.
Almost certainly, this breed was crossed with the brokenhaired terrier, a type of dog this long in the Yorkshire region.
Among the first Yorkshire Terrier breeders are workers and woolen textile industries in the region of Yorkshire, often without realizing it, caressed with dirty hands lanolin small Yorkis, which accelerated hair growth by improving their shine and silkiness. The people of Yorkshire quickly realized the value of this new and splendid Terrier, and its commercial value increased in proportion to growing demand. In 1866 the English Kennel Club, which had just been created, recognized the existence of this race and gave him the name Yorkshire Terrier. In Victorian times was very coveted the tiny Yorkie and therefore its size was reduced significantly.