Pet of the Week: The Yorkshire Terrier

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The Yorkshire Terrier

Originally bred to hunt rats in clothing mills, the Yorkshire Terrier became a popular pet during the Victorian era. Nicknamed “Yorkie”, the breed was first shipped to North America in 1872 from Yorkshire, a rugged region of Northern England. It has since become a favorite American lap and show dog known for it’s hypoallergenic qualities and silk coat. The Yorkshire Terrier was ranked 6th most popular pure-breed in the US in 2012 and 2013 by the American Kennel Club.

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Howard Kan

Avid photographer and videography, Howard has worked extensively with mural artists Hans Haveron, John Park, and Michael Pukac. He currently lives in Taipei and is working at a local news outlet.

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