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Famous Yorkies
 Famous Yorkshire Terriers

Not only is the Yorkshire Terrier one of the most popular dog breeds in the world...there are many well known Yorkie dogs in the spotlight, throughout history.

Appearing on television shows, starring in movies, seen in books & magazines, heroes of wars and even found in the Guinness Book of World Records...the Yorkie is one amazing dog breed !

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Famous Yorkie in Books & Magazines

•    In the original book version of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz,  the dog Toto is thought to be a Yorkshire Terrier. Even though the book does not distinctively mention Toto's breed, it depicts Toto as "a little black dog with long silky hair.  The illustrations in the first book have many concluding that  Toto’s character was originally a Yorkshire Terrier.  Later, the character changed to a Boston Terrier.
•    Fred Basset, the comic strip produced by Alex Graham, showcases a Yorkshire Terrier named Yorky
Famous Yorkies in the Movies

•    Mr. Famous. This Yorkie was in  Audrey Hepburn's movie “Funny Face

•    In the Ben Stiller movie Meet the Fockers, the Fockers' (played by actors Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand) had a family dog, Moses, is played by a female Yorkie mix named Terem.

•    The famous horror movie called Urban Legend features a Yorkie in the role of Hootie.  Hootie is a fraternity house dog who drinks beer through a beer bong. Unfortunately, Hootie’s character does not make it to the end of the movie.

•    In the film Daltry Calhoun, Aunt Dee (played by actor Beth Grant) has a Yorkie named Pickles.

•    In the movie A Fish Called Wanda, The character of Mrs. Coady (played by Patricia Hayes) has 3 Yorkshire Terriers. Throughout the movie, an animal lover named Ken Pile (Michael Palin) keeps trying to assassinate Mrs. Coady, but instead unintentionally destroys the Yorkies one after the other.  Following the passing of her last dog, the woman succumbs to a heart attack.

•    In the movie High School Musical 2 Sharpay Evans frequently carries a Yorkie named Boi.   The dog is actually owned by the director of the movie and his real name is Manly Ortega.

famous Yorkshire TerriersFamous Yorkies on TV

•    On the TV show Green Acres, Eva Gabor's character (Lisa Douglas) owned a Yorkshire Terrier named Mignon

•    Singer Whitney Houston's Yorkshire Terrier named Doogie, was featured with her on the reality TV show:  Being Bobby Brown. 

•    On MTV's 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave, a reality show involving now extinct marriage of model/ actress Carmen Electra and musician Dave Navarro, the couple had a Yorkie named Daisy.

•    A Yorkshire Terrier named Barney was seen on the TV show Lou Grant,.  The dog’s character was attached by a Pit Bull Terrier on an and affected legislation on dog fighting in several states of the US.

•    Milhouse Van Houten from The Simpsons television show owns a stuffed animal Yorkie who he calls Puppy Goo-Goo.

•    On the TV show Groomer Has It, the dog that brings the messages (his name is Nemo) is a Yorkie.

Famous Yorkies in the Dog Show World

•    Huddersfield Ben, a champion show dog, this dog was the father of the current Yorkshire Terrier breed.

•    Champion Cede Higgins, winner of the popular Best in Show award at the esteemed Westminster Kennel Club dog show in 1978, was the first and only Yorkshire Terrier ever to win the title.

•    In 1997, Champion Ozmilion Mystification became the first Yorkie to win Best in Show at Crufts, the world's biggest yearly dog show.

Yorkies Famous for their Size

•    Sylvia, a Yorkshire Terrier owned by Arthur Marples of Blackburn, England, was the smallest dog in recorded history. The dog passed in 1945 when she was almost two years old. At that time, the dog was only 2.5 inches tall at the shoulder, measured 3.5 inches from nose tip to tail, and weighed 4 ounces.

•    For 1995 through 2002 Guinness World Records listed a Yorkshire Terrier named Big Boss, as the smallest dog in the world. Big Boss was listed at 4.7 inches ( 11.94cm) tall.

•    A Yorkie named Thumbelina, 5.5 inches tall and 8 inches long, held the Guinness World Record for smallest living dog up until 1995.

•    Tiny Pinocchio, an unusually small Yorkie, has appeared on many TV shows including Oprah and the Today Show.

The Famous WWII Yorkshire Terrier

•    Smoky, was a Yorkie hero of World War II, was owned by William Wynne of Cleveland, Ohio. He was found alone in a ditch in the middle of the war and William Wayne made him part of his troop. Smoky parachuted out of airplanes and went on over 100 missions.  In retirement, he would visit VA hospitals to cheer up veterans. 

Famous Yorkies in the White House

•    A Yorkie named Pasha belonged to First Lady, Tricia Nixon and lived in the White House while Richard Nixon was president




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