Yorkshire Terrier

History

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The Yorkshire Terrier doesn’t look like a product of the working class, nor do they look like a dog who protected the home from rodents, but they were both. In fact, the Yorkshire area of England was known for having fine animals, and it is thought that the Yorkshire Terrier was no accident but rather the result of purposeful mixing between a variety of terriers, probably including the Waterside Terrier, Clydesdale Terrier, Paisley Terrier, rough-coated English Black and Tan Terrier, and perhaps even the Skye Terrier and Dandie Dinmont Terrier.

The Waterside Terrier was one of their early relatives; these were small blue-gray dogs with fairly long hair, usually weighing around 10 pounds, brought from Scotland by weavers. Because of their modest roots, the Yorkshire Terrier was initially looked down upon by other wealthier households with dogs. Even the most snobbish could not deny the breed’s obvious beauty, however, and in short order, Yorkshire Terriers were gracing the laps of wealthy mistresses.

By 1880, Yorkshire Terriers had come to America, but the breed varied so much in size that there was great confusion around how big a Yorkshire Terrier might be. Many of these early Yorkies weighed between 12 and 14 pounds. By 1900, people on both sides of the Atlantic had decided that the small size was preferable along with a longer coat. Today, the modern Yorkshire Terrier is one of the smaller and most luxuriously coated dog breeds. These traits, along with their terrier heritage, have placed them as a consistent favorite with families.

 

Temperament

The Yorkshire Terrier seems oblivious of their small size, ever eager for adventure and sometimes even trouble! They are busy, inquisitive, bold, stubborn, and can be assertive with strange dogs and small pets. Although some tend to bark a lot, they can easily be taught not to do so through training.

Upkeep

Yorkshire Terriers tend to exercise themselves within the home, but they also need to have interaction in the form of games. They appreciate a daily walk outdoors on leash and enjoy the chance to explore a safe area, like a fenced yard. Their long coat needs brushing or combing every day or two.

Health

Major concerns: none
Minor concerns: patellar luxation
Occasionally seen: portacaval shunt, PRA, tracheal collapse, Legg-Perthes
Suggested tests: knee, eye, (hip), (thyroid)
Life span: 14–16 years

Boy and dog wake up together every morning, have an adorable routine that will melt your heart

The bond that we share with our pets is indescribable. For many of us, they become part of the family and we start to treat them as one of our very own. When it comes to children, the bond becomes even more special as they move through life alongside one another – developing, growing, and learning together.

This adorable video of a little boy and the family dog has been doing the rounds on social media recently and we can certainly see why.

The video shows the boy and his dog going about their morning routine together.

Sleeping side-by-side in their super chic onesies, they wake up and roll out of bed together.

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Before heading downstairs to make their morning coffees and enjoying them together.

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Throughout the video, it is noticeable that this little boy adores his dog. He’s constantly glancing across at him and clearly enjoying the theatrics of the video making. The dog shows an incredible amount of restraint and natural talent as he conquers feats like sitting at a table and standing on his hind legs at the counter for extended periods of time.

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Together, we think they make the perfect best friends.

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This “Crazy Dog Lady Man” Is On A Mission To Rescue Every Dog In The World

Meet Ryan Anderson, an Aussie guy who calls himself the “world’s biggest dog lover” – and lives up to the title every single day. Anderson is a full-time animal welfare inspector with the RSPCA and in his free time, he volunteers and fosters doggies in need. “Not only is it my full-time job to work with rescue animals, it is also my passion and hobby,” Anderson said. “I live and breathe dogs.”

While he aims to help as many animals as possible, the guy has only two permanent pets – a Rottweiler named Goose and a cat named Krumm. “The less dogs I own the more I can foster is my motto,” Anderson told The Dodo. “My favorite part would definitely be the moment one of your foster dogs finds his forever home. It’s sad to say goodbye, but it opens up a new spot for another foster to join the family.”

The ‘crazy dog lady man’ isn’t planning to stop: “I also have a dream to one day have my own rescue organisation/farm to help rehome long term rescue dogs as well as behaviourally challenged dogs ,” Anderson told Bored Panda. “Shelter dogs absolutely ROCK.”

More info: Facebook | Instagram (h/t)

Meet Ryan Anderson, an Aussie guy who calls himself the “world’s biggest dog lover”

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Anderson is a full-time animal welfare inspector and in his free time, he fosters doggies in need

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“Not only is it my full-time job to work with rescue animals, it is also my passion and hobby”

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While he aims to help as many animals as possible, the guy has only two permanent pets

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“The less dogs I own the more I can foster is my motto”

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“My favorite part would definitely be the moment one of your foster dogs finds his forever home”

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“It’s sad to say goodbye, but it opens up a new spot for another foster to join the family”

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The ‘crazy dog lady man’ isn’t planning to stop and hopes to have his own rescue organisation

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He wants to help rehome long term rescue dogs as well as behaviourally challenged ones

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“Second hand dogs, make first class pets! Shelter dogs absolutely ROCK”

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Under-Dogs: I Photograph Dogs From Underneath

I am presenting the Under-dogs project.

Under-cats, Under-rabbits and Under-horse projects are the projects that had been published before. Pets photographed from the underneath on a black background somehow have become my signature artwork.

This time it is dog lovers’ turn! The actual project was photographed a year ago. However, we were patiently waiting until now as we wanted to present the results along with the publication of Under-dogs book.

This project is most comparable with the Under-Cats. Cats were very cute but dogs are more playful. Dogs are more obedient which helps us to create more interesting shots. While some dogs were playful on the ground they have completely changed on the glass and stood still like a rock. Others weren’t afraid of standing above which was easy and fun to work with. I learned two main things from these photo shoots. First, cats think they are gods, since people feed, love and give them homes. Secondly, dogs see human as a god as they feed, love and give them homes. Probably you had to read that twice.

For the Under-dogs project I have designed a specially manufactured glass table in order to photograph bigger dogs. After capturing Under-dogs, I decided to go full-time on the following projects of Underlook. In our future plans – Tigers.

Today I am also presenting a release of my second book with dogs. Books can be bought on Amazon and it is shipped worldwide. You can also see a backstage video on my Youtube channel.
More info: underlook.org | getunderlook.com | Facebook | youtu.be

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I Tried Photographing My Daughter And My Dog. It Almost Led To A Divorce

So when my son, Mustang, came into our lives, I decided I will photograph him and my daughter – Aayat. That ambitious project almost led to a divorce.

I asked my husband to assist me on my shoots and it was worse than asking him to help me practice my driving. He just kept coming in between of that perfect moment to give instructions to my daughter. For some reason, he thought he was helping me.

I almost missed my shot every single time… but then I got these gems too.

Never again will I assign the assistant’s job to my husband though.

More info: butnaturalphotography.com

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Irish Setter Just Gave Birth To 15 Puppies On Mother’s Day

This year on Mother’s Day, Irish Setter Poppy gave birth to 15 beautiful puppies! The record of pups in one litter for an Irish Setter is 16 doggies. The 40-year-old owner Lisa from Galashiels, Scottish Borders, was amazed to see that the puppies kept coming out. “I couldn’t believe it when we counted them and realised she had 15,” she wrote.

Lisa added: “I just love how good-natured Poppy is and I want other families to have dogs just like her, that’s why I wanted to do this. She’s beautiful.”

“I took time off work to care for Poppy so she could be comforted when giving birth. Myself and Abi [the daughter] took turns to make sure she was ok during the birth.”

Luckily, the woman’s daughter adopted a puppy from the litter so that Poppy can keep in touch with at least one of her babies. The rest of the doggies will be sold to the right owners, although Lisa emphasises that it’s not about the money for her.

“I’ll be heartbroken when they’re all gone. I thought about keeping them, but I think my husband would kill me.”

More info: Facebook (h/t)

This Mother’s Day, Irish Setter Poppy gave birth to 15 puppies

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The owner was amazed to see that the puppies kept coming out

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“I couldn’t believe it when we counted them and realised she had 15”

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“I just love how good-natured Poppy is and I want other families to have dogs just like her”

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Luckily, the woman’s daughter adopted a puppy from the litter so that Poppy can keep in touch with it

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The rest of the doggies will be sold to the right owners

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The record of pups in one litter for an Irish Setter is 16 doggies

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Watch the video here:

Dogs Romping And Enjoying Spring!

I’m Amanda Jones. I have been photographing dogs for over twenty years and have published six books of dog photographs.

You may have seen my previous book, Dog Years, here on Bored Panda. The response was so positive that I wanted to also share some images from my new book, Unleashed. This book celebrates the joy and freedom dogs experience when they are off leash and free to explore.

As a dog owner myself (I have three) I love getting outside with them and seeing them explore the natural world off leash.

The enthusiasm they show and share is so inspirational. With Spring upon us, I thought you might enjoy some of the images I created during this joyous season.

More info: amandajones.com

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10+ Puppies That Are Too Adorable To Be Real

Our best friend, the dog, has been around for years now, making our lives a whole lot better. In fact, it has been proven scientifically that dogs make us happier and healthier. So they most definitely deserve a day dedicated to them, don’t you think? Turns out, not only is there a day dedicated to dogs but there’s one dedicated to puppies too, and that day is today!

Happy National Puppies Day! To celebrate, BoredPanda has put together this list of impossibly adorable puppies. Keep on scrolling to check it out – I bet you won’t be able to get through the whole list without squealing…

#1 Looks Like The Woodland Critter Christmas Bear

Looks Like The Woodland Critter Christmas Bear

#2 Newfoundland Puppy

Newfoundland Puppy

#3 Alaskan Malamute

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#4 My Boss Got A Puppy And Brought Her Into The Office

My Boss Got A Puppy And Brought Her Into The Office

#5 The Car With A Puppy Holder

The Car With A Puppy Holder

#6 Not Sure If My Friend Got A Puppy Or A Baby Polar Bear

Not Sure If My Friend Got A Puppy Or A Baby Polar Bear

#7 This Little Guy Is Up For Adoption At Our Local Humane Society. Meet Joker

This Little Guy Is Up For Adoption At Our Local Humane Society. Meet Joker

#8 She Likes To Sleep In The Bowl

She Likes To Sleep In The Bowl

#9 And This Puppy-dog-eyed Sweetie

And This Puppy-dog-eyed Sweetie

#10 Hi Cutie

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#11 A Ladybug Boopin The Snoot Of The Pupper