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.