When Scottish workers despaired of finding work at home, they moved to Yorkshire with their terriers to kill rats plaguing the mills where they worked. Early ancestors were named “Old Crab” and “Kitty", though much of their specific breeding history has been lost, and was likely never recorded. The most famous Yorkshire Terrier, Huddersfield Ben, defined the breed for dog enthusiasts in the late 1860s.
Well-trained Yorkshire Terriers, or Yorkies, display an almost regal carriage, much like the English ladies who took them on as companions. Yorkies are highly adaptable and trainable, making them ideal traveling partners. They can be quite vocal; a Yorkie in the house almost guarantees no night prowler will go unnoticed.