Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Yorkshire Terrier

We just learned about the type of dog the Keeshond.

Another type of dog is the Yorkshire Terrier, sometimes called a Yorkie.

Yorkies are small dogs, about 7 pounds, and they were used long ago to catch rats in cotton and woolen mills.

(from: wikipedia - yorkshire terrier)

During World War II there was a famous Yorkie named Smoky that a soldier found and adopted. The dog traveled with him in his backpack on airplanes and boats, and even helped save some soldiers because he was small enough to crawl through a tunnel carrying a telegram wire.

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