I think Yorkies have to be the smartest dogs ever. At our house, we even have to spell things like ball, outside, etc., if we, as humans, are not quite ready for that activity. My Mom & Dad’s Yorkie even watches TV and knows all the commercials. Some she likes, others can get her down right riled up. She know’s within seconds if it’s a commercial she likes or not.
Yes… Yorkies are really, really smart! Are you surprised?
It’s a fact… The Yorkie has made a silent but steady ascent up the ladder on the American Kennel Club’s registration lists of the most intelligent dogs. Half a century or so ago, the Yorkie ranked 57th among the 112 breeds, but by 1970, the breed had climbed to 17th place. By 1980, he was up to No. 11, and broke into the top 10 in 1995. Today, the formidable toy terrier ranks No. 2, behind only the perennial Labrador Retriever.
But Labs had better watch out, because Yorkies are about to graduate to the top of the class.
Smart & Cute… an irresistible combination of attributes!
To demonstrate, here’s Misa Minnie at 10 months old: