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Pet of the Week: The Yorkshire Terrier

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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Written by 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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