From which country did the Yorkie breed dog originate?
The Yorkshire Terrier (also called a "Yorkie" originated in Yorkshire and adjoining Lancashire, a county in northern England.In the mid-19th century, workers from Scotland came to Yorkshire in search of work and brought with them several different varieties of small terriers. Details are scarce. Mrs. A. Foster is quoted as saying in 1886, "If we consider that the mill operatives who originated the breed...were nearly all ignorant men, unaccustomed to imparting information for public us we may see some reason why reliable facts have not been easily attained."
The breed comes from three different dogs, a male named Old Crab, a female named Kitty, and another female whose name is not known.The Paisley Terrier, a smaller version of the Skye Terrier that was bred for a beautiful long silky coat, also figured into the early dogs. Some authorities believed that the Maltese was used as well. "They were all originally bred from Scotch Terriers meaning dogs from Scotland, not today's Scottish Terrier and shown as such the name Yorkshire Terrier was given to them on account of their being improved so much in Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Terrier is a Toy breed of dog.