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|05-20-2007, 07:57 AM||#1|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Myrtle Beach,SC
SILKY's & Yorkie's NOT THE SAME?!
Now Iv'e heard everything.......Since when are "Silky Terriers" in the "Yorkshire Terrier" Family? I met someone the other day in passing and she had a "Silky Terrier", she told me she used to have a "Yorkie" but it was too small and fragile for her taste! So she decided to get a "Silky Terrier" instead since it was bigger and still in the "Yorkie Family". I've also been told by others that there are 3 sizes for Yorkies; teacup 2-3 lbs., standard 5-7 lbs. and English bred @ 10 lbs. and over! I can't stand this labeling and debate over "Size"? I researched all 8 books I had on "Yorkshire Terriers" and
I could not find any reference to this new classification of different weight classes? Or anything that said that "Silky Terriers" are Large "Yorkies" or even in the same Family? Are'nt they 2 seperate different Breeds? According to the AKC. anyway.
|05-20-2007, 08:05 AM||#2|
Lovin' My Mika-Monster
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Jersey
People are crazy these days. There is only one type of Yorkie, 3-7 pounds is the standard, and there are no descriptions of sizes. Silkies do look very similar to Yorkies, but they ARE a completly different breed. Yorkies originated in England, while Silkies originated in Australia. The Silky standard is 8-10lbs, which is bigger than the Yorkie. Basically, the people who call Yorkikes teacup, standard, and English bred, are either breeders who want money, or people who don't have a cloue what they are talking about.
Mika & Ollie
|05-20-2007, 08:07 AM||#3|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SADDLE BROOK
|05-20-2007, 10:55 AM||#4|
I Love My Lil' Punkin's
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Stedman and Tatum's World :)
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ERRRRR! People are so annoying sometimes. But then again I guess some people truly just DON'T KNOW. The AKC standard says that a Yorkshire Terrier must not exceed 7 lbs. There is no "teacup" weighing between 2 and 3 lbs, or 4 lbs and under (I've heard both ) and the "big" Yorkies don't have any "special" classification either. The standard is just the standard, and it's been that way for a LONG time. If someone has a 2-3 lb Yorkie, they just have a small Yorkie. If someone has a 10 lb Yorkie, they have a bigger Yorkie....there's nothing more "special" about either one of them and they do not get their own classification.
Also, whoever told you that obviously knows nothing about either breed. Yorkie's and Silky's are not the same breed of dog, nor are they in the same family.
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