Menu

Download our Petland App today for information on your local Petland's Available Pets and Pet Supplies. All at the tips of your fingers!

Petland Logo
Login/Register

Please create a free account below, or login by clicking here.

Zip Code(Required)
Puppy Information and Coupons

Disclaimer

Stay updated with Petland! By checking the above box, you are providing your electronic signature to consent to receive SMS text messages, emails, mailings and other communications from Petland, even if such communications are considered advertisements, and you confirm that you are the subscriber or customary user of any phone number you submit. Text messages may be sent using an automated dialing system. Your consent is not a condition of purchasing any goods or services, and may be revoked at any time by responding STOP to any SMS text messages you receive. Message and data rates may apply. Additionally, you are consenting to location, usage, and information collection.

Yorkie Puppies for Sale

March 29, 2017

The Yorkshire Terrier is the 6th favorite breed in America and for good reason! These pint-sized pups are as feisty as they are lovable and they have a very interesting past. Read along as we increase your breed knowledge with these fun facts about the Yorkshire Terrier! Here at Petland Murfreesboro, we always have Yorkie puppies for sale!

1. Yorkies Were One of the First Registered Breeds in the AKC
Even though the Yorkie is not a particularly old breed, these teeny dogs were one of the AKC’S original breeds. Yorkshire terriers became registered in 1885 along with a few other favorites like the basset hound, beagle and bull terrier.
2. Yorkshire Terriers are Born Exterminators
While today the Yorkie is popular as a companion breed, they started out originally in the 1800s as being effective ratters. Over the years, the Yorkshire Terrier breed has became slightly smaller, but no less tenacious! We think the Yorkie still retains that innate feistiness that made them great exterminators.

3. The Father of the Yorkshire Terrier Was a Show Champion
Yorkshire Terriers descend from several similar terrier breeds, some of which no longer exist, such as the Black-and-Tan Terrier. But the one dog considered the father of the breed was a champion show dog named Huddersfield Ben. He lived only six years, but won more than 70 prizes and sired many Yorkies, laying the foundation for the breed.

4. The Yorkshire Terrier Used to Be Called By a Different Name
When the breed was in its infancy, the Yorkshire Terrier was called the Broken Haired Scotch Terrier, Broken Haired Toy Terrier or simply Toy Terrier. It was around the 1870s before the name Yorkshire Terrier was adopted to regard the place where the breed began.

5. Smoky the Yorkie Was a World War II Hero
An American soldier fighting in the Pacific during World War II found a Yorkshire Terrier puppy lost in a foxhole. He named her Smoky, and she went on to become an American war hero. At first, Smoky visited injured American soldiers, making her one of the first therapy dogs. She later advanced to even more tactical work, stringing communication lines between outposts in the Philippines.

6. Rapunzel, Anyone?
Yorkies are part of the non-shedding group, so they rely on their owners for grooming. Their hair is similar to a person’s and it will continue to grow, sometimes up to two feet long! And while show dogs will have the much longer, breed-specific cut, most owners keep their Yorkies in a “puppy cut” to keep from having the daunting task of brushing out the coat several times a day.

7. Yorkshire Terriers, a Loyal and Loving Breed
If you have ever been around a Yorkie, you know that their bravery and boldness know no bounds! They may be small (unbeknownst to them, of course), but they have the countenance of a large breed dog and will protect their owners at all costs. Last year, a 6-pound Yorkie in New Jersey even chased off a hungry bear that wandered into the dog’s home and threatened its owner!

Because the Yorkie is so popular (and has been for many years!), we try to have this breed in our store at all times, all you have to do is check our available puppies page to see our Yorkie puppies for sale! Want to know more about the Yorkie? Check out our breed info page!

The Yorkshire Terrier is such a great breed for so many different types of people and our Pet Counselors have no problem letting you know if this breed is best for you. We encourage our customers to play and interact with our puppies before they make the big decision to take them home. So stop by today if you think yorkie puppies for sale might be a great addition to your family!

Related Articles

View All Articles

  • Image Not Found

    New Year Fireworks and Your Pets

    In years gone by, New Years was not a time of celebration for me. I owned several horses and lived near a city center in north Texas. When others were watching the fireworks in awe...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    Giving the Gift of Love and Cuddles for Christmas 2020

    There is little that can rival the excitement of seeing a box wiggle and squeak under the Christmas tree for kids and adults alike. To make it the best Christmas gift you’ve ever...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    Puppy Pals For Tough Times: Service Dogs In The Time of COVID

    2020 has been a hard time for dog lovers. COVID has made it difficult to take care of them, be it getting to the vet for treatments or even adopting one in the first place. And the...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    Thanksgiving With Your Pets

    The year 2020 has been different than any year we have experienced, and with the holidays right around the corner, we don’t see that letting up. So Thanksgiving may look differen...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    Life Hacks for New Puppy Owners

    You and your family made the decision to bring a new puppy into your home, found the one that stole your heart, and now that puppy you dreamed about is a reality. And reality has h...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    National Cook for Your Pets Day

    Today, November 1, 2020, is Go Cook For Your Pet Day. Here are a few great recipes to honor your BFFF (best four-footed friend) in the kitchen this year. Animals can have sensitive...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    It’s Decorating Season!

    As we near the 2020 holiday season, it’s time to look back over the year and celebrate what’s coming next. There is lots of partying during the fall and early winter months, an...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    Hitting the trails in the fall!

    Fall is a wonderful time to hit the trails with Fido. The days are crisp and clear and the outdoors calls as much to you as to your fur-buddy. If you plan on hiking with your dog, ...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    Autumn festivities with awesome DIY Halloween toys!

    Halloween is right around the corner, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be just as fun for your pets as it is for you! While you’re preparing costumes, decorations, and ...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    How Do I Certify My Dog As a Therapy Animal?

    Dogs aren’t just pets anymore, they assist us with a number of things from detecting cancer to helping comfort those with PTSD. Petland has a long history of supporting therapy c...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    Fun Tips on Training Your Dog Regardless of His Age

    Training puppies is an easy endeavor but training an old dog is really hard. Or so you’ve heard. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  Wrong on both counts. First ...

    Read This Blog

  • Image Not Found

    Natural Disaster Preparedness For You and Your Pets

    This year has been one of unique challenges due to COVID-19, forcing us to stay at home. But the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has already had 9 named storms, “the most ever rec...

    Read This Blog

Help Need Help?