BREED:Yorkshire Terrier AGE: 5 COAT:Long hair, tan/light brown OBSESSED WITH:Relieving himself on flowers LIKES:Monster trucks, crochet, counterterrorism DISLIKES:Marionettes GUILTY PLEASURE:Beverly Hills, 90210 (Classic version) DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC:Ability to slam dunk (let's be honest: dwarf basketball only) WTW CLIENT SINCE:3/08
Fun Facts About Yorkshire Terriers!
*Yorkshire Terriers are a long-haired breed with no undercoat, which means that they do not shed as much as their short haired friends.
*Yorkshire Terriers are generally intelligent, independent and courageous.
*Some Yorkies are unaware of their small size and may even challenge larger, tougher dogs. In one case a 12-pound Yorkie pushed open a screen door (to investigate a commotion outside) and rushed to the aid of an elderly woman who was being attacked by an 80-pound Akita. When the Yorkie snapped and growled, the Akita turned his attention on the small dog long enough for the woman to escape!
*Yorkshire Terriers as a breed are intelligent dogs. Research found that an average Yorkshire Terrier could understand a new command after approximately 15 repetitions and would obey a command the first time it was given 70% of the time or better. Additionally, Yorkies learn to recognize numerous words and can be taught to distinguish and fetch separate toys in a box by their name.
*The independent mindedness of Yorkies leads some trainers to consider them to be among the hardest to house-break.
*Yorkshire Terriers are usually picky with which foods they eat. They usually will not eat what they don't like, and it will be left aside. Trying to mix foods is not a good idea.
*A toy dog such as the Yorkie is more likely to be injured by falls, other dogs and owner clumsiness.
*The life span of a healthy Yorkie is 12-15 years.
*The Yorkie was bred as a ratter, used to kill mice and rats in small places.
Mr. Famous, Audrey Hepburn's beloved Yorkshire Terrier, appeared with her in a scene in "Funny Face". During the shoot of "The Children's Hour", Mr. Famous was run over on Wilshire Boulevard and killed. After the death of Mr. Famous, Mel Ferrar gave Hepburn another Yorkie named Assam of Assam.
In the movie "Meet The Fockers", the Fockers' (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand) family dog, Moses, is played by a female Yorkie mix named Terem.
The character of Mrs. Coady (Patricia Hayes) in "A Fish Called Wanda" owns three Yorkshire Terriers. Throughout the movie, an animal lover named Ken Pile (Michael Palin) repeatedly tries to assassinate Mrs. Coady, but instead accidentally kills the Yorkies one by one. Following the death of her last little dog, the woman dies of a heart attack.
In the movie "High School Musical 2" Sharpay Evans is seen carrying a small male Yorkshire Terrier, named Boi, around with her at the Lava Springs Country Club. The dog's real owner is Kenny Ortega the director/choreographer of "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2".