Tiny but feisty, the Yorkshire Terrier was originally bred to catch rats in Victorian clothing mills in Yorkshire. Huddersfield Ben was, reportedly, the best stud of his breed and most current show Yorkies are his descendants. The smallest dog ever recorded was a Yorkshire Terrier called Sylvia, from Blackburn, who measured a mere 2 inches high and 3 inches long and weighed just 4 ounces. Hugely popular in Hollywood, celebrities photographed clutching their Yorkies include Audrey Hepburn, Britney Spears, Orlando Bloom, Venus Williams and Justin Timberlake.

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