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Why a Yorkie? Well, these former miners might bring you lots of gold. If they don't then there is one certain thing - a smile on your face. Now that is more priceless than anything else. With Yorkie dogs or puppies on your checks, you won't have to put up with those dull, bank checks you used to own. Yorkies are cute and cuddly and they pack a lot of history. Now that is a story you can share with your kids or with anyone you want to share it with. So go right ahead and get your Yorkie checks today!All about Yorkie Dogs and Puppies
With glossy, fine, straight and silky hair, Yorkies are cute, long haired dogs that are a product of 3 different dogs. According to Yorkie enthusiasts, the direct descendants of this breed is a male dog named Old Crab, a female one named Kitty and another one, a female whose name they could not identify. Other enthusiasts believed that in the breeding of the Yorkie, there was a Maltese involved. Whichever the case, the history of these Yorkies is rather interesting. At one point these primped little princes and princesses were live exterminators in Scotland. They were the ratters and kept rats, mice and other vermin away from houses.
Who would think that these pampered dogs used to be ratters? Whatever the case, the story of these Yorkies is as interesting as the dog themselves.Yorkies in Rat Contests
Yorkies first participated in contents involving chasing after rats. While these Yorkies were catching their share of rats, gamblers would bet on which dog will catch the most rats in a certain amount of time. The Yorkies were part of the Yorkshire hunters' pastimes.
In 1861, the Yorkie graced its first dog show but at the time it was not categorized as a Yorkie just yet, they called it a Broken-Haired Scotch Terrier back then. Today, many Yorkies join dog shows and they strut their stuff in front of judges and dog enthusiasts.The Yorkie as a Miner
These dogs did not sniff gold, but the gold speckles from their long, silky coats helped coal miners in seeing gold inside dark gold mines. Yorkies were even responsible for putting wires through tubing, replacing dogs who originally did this job. Prior to the Yorkie doing the mining, there were white dogs but they got too grimy after the mining while the black ones who held this job could not be seen by the miners. The dark hair of the Yorkies hid the soot and their golden strands of hair made them quite visible.