Yorkshire Terrier


Small in stature but enormous in character, the VKC Yorkshire Terrier has all the great features of the other VKC Dogs including pathfinding, three petting animations and, being a small dog, this is another one that you can pick up and carry with the here command.


  • Basic Positions: stand, sit, down, bang, beg, bellyup, shake, rest
  • Basic Activities: come, getbone, howl, itch, pounce, roll, rove, sniff, speak, touch, wag, wander
  • Other Activities: go, run, on, greet, get (These require you to name a destination or an object; for example, "Fido go Sandry" or "Fido run redball" or "Fido greet Bichon")
  • Owner-only Commands: heel, follow (Follow also requires you to name a destination), hidename, motions, pf, showname, tp (tp also requires a destination)
  • Special Command: fetch (Requires a redball toy, free in the toy box at the Information Kiosk in the VKC Parks.)
  • Pathfinding Commands: explore (requires a range or the word region), hidefrom (you must name someone from which to hide; for example, "Fido hidefrom enrico" or "fido hidefrom [name of another moving animal])", patrol (requires a range or a list of marks), patrolspeed

About Pathfinding

Pathfinding is an amazing new Second Life feature that allows animals like the VKC Dogs to move around without crashing into things. They can find their way around obstacles instead of jumping over them and can find their way in and out of the house, provided the doors are open or if you have a fence around your yard, the dogs/animals will stay inside the yard. You’ll need to keep the gate shut and make sure there are no holes in the fence, of course.

It takes a little bit of work to get your land set up for pathfinding, particularly your buildings. But it’s not difficult by any means and the results can be stunning. You can read more about it on our website and on the Linden Wiki.

Please watch out in the VKC Group for announcements of Pathfinding Classes. If your land is not ready, or if your landlord has disabled Pathfinding, your dog will still be able to work in "Traditional Mode."

To enable the pathfinding mode, say 

Fido pf on

To enable the traditional mode, say

Fido pf off

Carrying Your Yorkie

Use the here command to pick up your dog. Only the owner can use this command

The first time you do it, you will need to give the dog permission to attach to you. Say this:

fido attach

Watch for the drop down menu at the top right of your screen. Once you have given permission, give the here command once again and the dog will be able to jump into your arms.

To put your dog down again, right click on your dog and choose "Drop" from the menu.

If you find that your dog jumps into your arms all the time without telling him to and you don’t want him to do that, tell him attach no, like this:

fido attach no

This revokes the attach permission that you gave earlier, and if you want him to respond to the here command again, you will first have to tell him to attach again, give him permission on the drop down menu, and then you can use the here command.

Special Poses and Animations

You will find that the dog has three different petting animations. Setpet is the command that changes the petting animation. You have three options: stroke, hug, and scratch. We will leave it to you to work out which is which and to choose your favorite.

The following poses add liveliness and charm to tricks you teach your dog. They must be used with the command pose. For example, to get the dog to bow down in the play pose, you would say, "Fido pose play" or "Fido pose play2".

  • beg2, beg3 (slight variations of the beg pose)
  • bellyup2, bellyup3 (similar to bellyup but dog holds his head and tail in different positions)
  • down2, down3, down4, down5, down6, down7, down8 (slight variations of the down position)
  • drop (pose to drop a toy or other object from his mouth)
  • limp (used in the animation for holding the Yorkie, an usual upright pose, not something that makes the dog walk with an abnormal gait)
  • play, play2 (slight variations of the play bow)
  • rise, leap, land (this is a trio of poses that are part of the instinct pounce)
  • sit2, sit3, sit4, sit5 (slight variations of the sit pose)
  • stand2, stand3, stand4, stand5 (slight variations of the stand pose)

Color Options

This dog has a glossy, fine, silky, straight black and tan coat with no sooty or black hair intermingled with any of the tan.

A dog like this just loves to be carried around, so you will want to dress her in pretty bows that match your every outfit.

The bow which decorates the dog's head has 41 built-in textures under the control of the owner. The texture of the bow can be changed by clicking on it to cycle through all the choices. Alternately, the owner can use the bow command to directly choose the texture.

For example:

fido bow 12

fido bow 23

(Click to enlarge the texture sheet)

The numbers correspond to the 40 separate bow textures. You can see the range of textures for the bow on the texture sheet.

You can also tint the bow using the b-color (bow-color) command. We recommend starting with one of the more neutral textures before you start to add colors:

fido bow 0 — a silvery/white texture

fido bow 09 — dotted texture with a pale background

fido bow 25 — texture with white stars over a neutral background

fido bow 32 — neutral grey and white plaid texture

All of the above textures will support coloring quite well.

To apply the color, you use the b-color (bow-color) command followed by the three values for the Red, Green and Blue components for the color that you require.

For example:

fido b-color 128 0 0 will apply a dark red color to the bow.

fido b-color 0 255 0 will apply a bright blue color to the bow.

fido b-color 0 0 255 will apply a bright green color to the bow.

fido b-color 255 255 0 will apply a bright yellow color to the bow.

fido b-color 255 128 0 will apply a bright orange color to the bow.

You can make almost any color you can imagine by combining the values for Red, Green and Blue. The minimum value for each color component is 0 and the maximum value is 255. To make more subtle colors than the example illustrates, vary the values for the three components so that they are not just the maximum or minimum values.

You also can remove the bow using the bow hide command. When you want to replace the bow, use the bow show command.

When the bow is hidden, you can see the dog’s little hair clip or band that holds her long hair up out of her eyes. Although this clip cannot be hidden, you can change its color using the c-color (clip-color) command.

For example:

fido c-color 90 56 156 — makes the clip a sort of dark lilac color


The Puppies not transferable. If you wish to give one or several as a gift, please use the Gift Vendors in our VKC Parks.

You can also send a dog as a gift from our Marketplace Store.

Prim Count

Prims: 24

Land Impact: 30 PE

Release Date

March 2013