Brooch, with image of a Yorkshire Terrier

Brooch, with image of a Yorkshire Terrier

Brooch with image of a Yorkshire Terrier
England
About 1875-1890
Museum no. M.65-1951

The Yorkshire Terrier breed of dog is affectionately known as the 'Yorkie'. This tiny dog originates from Britain and is believed to have derived from breeding the Scotch Terrier with small local terriers in Yorkshire in the 1850's. The Yorkshire Terrier was recongised by the Kennel Club in 1886 and became known for its ability to hunt down rats.