Y - Yorkshire Terrier ("Yorkie")
The Yorkshire Terrier was developed in the 19th century, as the name suggests, in Yorkshire specifically to catch rats in clothing mills.
One famous dog is still regarded as the "father of the breed."
(Scanned for 'The Dogs of the British Isles by John Henry Walsh)
An authority on the breed wrote (in 1891), "Huddersfield Ben was the best stud dog of his breed during his lifetime and though his puppies has defined the breed as we know it today. He is still referred to as the father of the breed."
The Yorkie I meet almost every day is very sprightly.
|Charlie - Yorkshire Terrier|
He may be a Toy Terrier and blind in one eye, but that does not prevent him walking so briskly that it's a job to keep up with him. He knows exactly where he's going and where he is going to stop and sniff.
Dogs 101 claim that the Yorkie is the second most popular dog in the world. Check out what they say on this video Yorkie.