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The Origin of Yorkshire Terrier the is not entirely certain. The Yorkshire Terrier is also known as a Yorkie. The Yorkie was created by working men in north England, who developed the breed for catching the rats and mice and other rodents that infested food mills, clothing mills and mine shafts. These dogs were great hunters and could penetrate into badger, fox, and other small animal burrows. It is believed that Scotsmen seeking work in the woolen mills of Yorkshire brought with them various types of canine terriers, including the Skye Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Dandie Dinmont , Maltese and a Clydesdale which is now extinct. These were then crossed with local types of canines, such as the long- haired Leeds Terrier. At first, the Yorkie was a much bigger animal than the one we see today, but by selectively breeding the smallest Yorkies, the dog was gradually miniaturized over the years. They were made into a fashion dog. Women carried these little dogs in their bags and under their arms. In 1885 The American Kennel Club or AKC first recognized the Yorkshire Terrier.
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Below are some of our Yorkie Moms