THE DYNAMIC DUO:
THE FEARSOME TWO SOME:
(LEFT) YORKSHIRE TERRIER
The Yorkshire Terrier made its first appearance at a
bench show in England in 1861 as a "broken-haired Scotch Terrier."
The earliest record of a Yorkshire Terrier born in the United States dates to 1872.
During the late Victorian era, the Yorkshire Terrier quickly became a popular pet. As Americans embraced Victorian customs, so too did they embrace the Yorkshire Terrier. The Yorkshire Terrier became an AKC-recognized breed in 1885.
(RIGHT) CHINESE PUG
The Chinese pug is the largest of the toy breed of dogs. The coat is short, smooth, and the colors are: black, silver, or apricot- fawn, with a dark face. The Pug is of Chinese origin and dates back to the pre-Christian era, 600 BC. They were prized possessions of the Emperors of China and lived in a most luxurious atmosphere and at times were even guarded by soldiers.
The Pug that we know today must be credited to the English. This happy little dog was enjoyed by many Monarchs of Europe and to this day is a favorite with royalty and discerning people all over the world. The American Kennel Club first recognized the breed in 1885.
A Pug's character is unique in that he is a clown at heart with a terrific sense of humor but at the same time he carries himself with great dignity. They are not too delicate for fun and games. A pug is anxious to please, anxious to learn and anxious to love. His biggest requirement is that you love him back.