The Waterside Terrier was brought to Yorkshire, England in the mid 19th century. The Yorkie made its first appearance in England in 1861 during a bench show. At this time they were known as the “Broken-haired Scotch Terrier”.
Into America. The Yorkie began being shown in England under the breed name of the Broken Haired Scotch Terrier in 1861. However, by 1874, the breed was given the official name of the Yorkshire Terrier. In 1872, this dog breed slowly began making its way into America.