Yorkshire Terriers are hugely popular dogs around the world.
Initially bred to hunt vermin in the cotton and wool mills in England in the 18th century, they soon became popular with Victorian ladies.
While the breed suffered a hit throughout World War I and World War II, the Yorkshire Terrier rebounded in the second half of the 20th century.
Nowadays, they’re small size makes them perfect for apartment living or dog lovers who live in big cities.
Here are 20 Yorkshire Terriers to check out on Instagram if you’re looking to learn more about the breed.
20) Tigi the Yorkie (@tinytigi) – 11,600 followers
An influencer and a model, Tigi Yorkie (@tinytigi) is clearly a busy pup. With an aesthetically pleasing Instagram page, it’s no surprise that Tigi has already amassed a substantial following of nearly 12,000. Urging us to escape the ordinary, you’ll be bowled over by Tigi’s beautiful snaps in a variety of eye-catching environments.
19) Gerbil (@gerbil_yorkie) – 13,900 followers
Gerbil (@gerbil_yorkie) is a little teacup Yorkshire Terrier. This pup influencer shares his adventures with his followers. Living in Calgary, Canada, you won’t find many Yorkshire Terriers cuter than Gerbil.
18) Riley and Bode the Yorkies (@bodeandriley) – 16,400 followers
Riley and Bode (@bodeandriley) are two Yorkshire Terriers. Unfortunately, Riley has gone to doggie heaven after a successful life as a therapy, agility and mural dog. Bode is a cute little Yorkie who sometimes finds himself in dogtention.
17) Taco and Minnie (@taco_minnie) – 20,600 followers
With two great names, Taco and Minnie (@taco_minnie) are two Yorkies that you won’t forget in a hurry. A brother and sister act making waves on social media, Taco and Minnie will win your over with their tongues out and warm brown eyes. While Taco has pointed ears and a more alert expression, Minnie has long-haired ears that flop over by the side of her face. They’re two great examples of Yorkie siblings.
16) Ruby (@ruby_the_yorkie) – 22,600 followers
Hailing from the land of sushi, Ruby (@ruby_the_yorkie) is a Yorkshire Terrier making waves in Japan. Posting photos capturing her daily life in the Asian country, Ruby loves to pose in front of the beautiful flowers that can evidently be found in Japan. This four-year old Yorkie has lush hair that’ll make you fall in love with this small lady.
15) Napa (@napatheyorkie) – 23,900 followers
Napa (@napatheyorkie) is an aptly named Bay Area Yorkie. This little dog has a taste for the finer things in life. If you’re a dog-loving foodie, this is the account for you. You’ll find Napa posing in front of some tasty grub somewhere in California.
14) Zoe (@yorkie_zoe) – 26,900 followers
Next on this list is a Yorkie who knows how to pull of a sweater. Zoe (@yorkie_zoe) is fast closing in on 27,000 followers on Instagram. This little Yorkie dog is nearly six years old and loves some knitwear. You’ll find Zoe sporting an array of different colored sweaters on her Instagram page, which will make you want to buy a jumper for your dog!
13) Yorkie CEO and Lizard Hunter (@yorkieheaven) – 28,700 followers
Yorkie CEO and Lizard Hunter (@yorkieheaven) are two Yorkshire Terriers that like to boss around their paw parents. They’ve got their business minds in gear to create grooming products to help all furry pooches. They’ve got over 28,000 followers on Instagram.
12) Scooby D Yorkie (@scoobydyorkie) – 30,000 followers
Next up we’ve got the fluffiest of modern celebrities. Scooby D Yorkie (@scoobydyorkie) considers himself the pupident of the world. Scooby has 30,000 fans on the photo-sharing app. You can join the Scooby gang by following along.
11) Lennon (@lennon_yorkie) – 35,000 followers
Proving that Yorkshire Terriers make great foodies, we’ve got Lennon (@lennon_yorkie) who has a passion for food in common with Napa. Lennon is based in Dallas, Texas. He’s got a simple motto: “Eat. Sleep. Twerk. Repeat!” This Mamma’s boy has no qualms admitting that he’s a Mommy’s boy.
10) Chloe (@yorkiegirlchloe) – 39,500 followers
Living in the Sunshine State, we’ve got Chloe (@yorkiegirlchloe). She’s got nearly 40,000 followers on the photo-sharing app. Weighing in at nearly 5 pounds, this fashionable three-year old is also dressed with cute accessories.
9) Ducky (@duckytheyorkie) – 54,300 followers
With possibly one of the cutest names we’ve encountered so far, Ducky (@duckytheyorkie) is a Yorkshire Terrier based in Los Angeles, United States. Ducky’s account is a mix between fashion and lifestyle. This adorable Yorkie has nearly 55,000 followers on the social media app.
8) Cody Bear (@cody_bear_the_yorkie) – 56,700 followers
Another Yorkie called Cody with a substantial following on the social media platform, (@cody_bear_the_yorkie) is one of the more mature Yorkies on this list. A Yorkie boy based in Henderson, Nevada, he’ll win you over with his cute ears. With one standing erect and the other tending to flop over, Cody will melt hearts. No wonder he’s already amassed a following of more than 57,000.
7) Maggie Mae (@_miss_maggiemae) – 68,100 followers
A southern gal who knows how to dress, Maggie Mae (@_miss_maggiemae) has over 68,000 followers on the social media platform. Usually found sporting a colourful bow on her head, Maggie Mae’s personality shines through in her photos. With a real sense of style, Maggie Mae has an enviable collection of sunglasses that wannabe doggie trend setters can only dream of.
6) Peanut (@peanut.yorkie) – 72,000 followers
Peanut (@peanut.yorkie) is a Yorkie that has a tendency to meow. Living in Tokyo, Japan, this small little customer is quite the Instagram star with over 70,000 followers. This Yorkie boy likes to socialise with his other Yorkie friends.
5) Teddy (@teddy_the_tiny_terrier) – 84,300 followers
Teddy The Tiny Terrier (@teddy_the_tiny_terrier) is a five-year old Yorkie with plenty of style. He’s a self proclaimed lover of the outdoors, which explains why he loves to pose in a variety of different places. Teddy loves to make people smile – which explains why he’s got over 84,000 followers.
4) Kodie (@kodietheyorkie) – 87,800 followers
Kodie Bear (@kodietheyorkie) is another example of a Yorkie with plenty of style. A boy Yorkie from Southern California, Kodie can be found sporting a top knot bun usually wherever he goes. With in excess of 87,000 followers, this little Yorkie social star isn’t afraid to showcase his silky, straight hair in a slow mo video on Instagram.
3) Michcant (@michcant) – 96,300 followers
One of the biggest Yorkshire Terrier accounts on Instagram, the Michant pups (@michant) are two adorable Yorkies that love to dress up. Whether they’re reading a book, working at a computer or snuggling in their dog bed, these two tiny dogs are guaranteed to put smiles on faces. With nearly 98,000 followers on Instagram, it’s easy to see why so many people love to follow their adventures.
2) 4 Yorkies and 1 GSD (@Happyyorkiefamily) – 101,000 followers
The Happy Yorkie Family (@Happyyorkiefamily) is made up of four Yorkshire Terriers and one German Shepherd. This little gang are creative, having created a range of handmade dog treats. They’re already bona fide social media stars with over 100,000 followers. Based in Arizona, the gang recently celebrated reaching 100K.
1) Leo (@littleleothemorkie) – 155,000 followers
With a massive following on Instagram, we had to include Little Leo (@litttleleothemorkie) is a Yorkie-Maltese cross. The five-year old is based in Ottawa, Canada. With a beautifully groomed coat and a charming appearance, it’s little wonder Little Leo has proven such a hit on social media. You can clearly see the Yorkie in Little Leo with his gorgeous dark blue steel and tan fur.