The exact origin of the Torkie is unknown, but it likely the breed was created due to the recent increase and demand for a variety of hybrid breeds. Hybrids are especially beloved because they contain the best qualities of both breeds of parentage. The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the most popular breeds among small dogs, particularly for its small size, silky fur, and charming demeanor. This is something that has changed significantly from the breed’s origins in the latter half of the 1800’s. Descendent from what was the Clydesdale Terrier - a dog used to catch rodents in English textile mills, -Yorkshire Terriers have grown smaller over time due to the general demand for a small dog that can live and thrive in close quarters. Also trained for small-game hunting in United Kingdom during the 1800’s, the Wire Fox Terrier was a beloved animal of royals and high-class citizens, particular for hunting. Over time, this animal – unlike the Yorkshire Terrier – has decreased in popularity and is less commonly chosen as a family dog, but continues to appear in dog championships around the world. As a mixture of both breeds, the Torkie takes on a combined set of characteristics from his two parents that make him almost irresistible! His stubborn Terrier streak makes him an excellent watch dog, while his desire for your company means many long, relaxing naps together. A mellow, go-with-the-flow attitude maxes out this cute pup’s adorable scale and will have you aw-ing all day long. The strong-willed nature of the Wire Fox Terrier is somewhat calmed by the happy-go-lucky attitude of the Yorkshire Terrier, making this little Torkie the perfect easy-going pal.