When the breed first hit the scene in England, they were known as broken-haired Scotch terriers. They kept this moniker for nearly a decade before a reporter named Angus Sutherland opined that the name should be changed. He believed that although the breed originated in Scotland, it wasn’t perfected until coming to Yorkshire, England. "They ought no longer be called Scotch Terriers, but Yorkshire Terriers for having been so improved there," Sutherland reported in The Field magazine. People seemed to agree, because in 1870, the name was officially changed.