| Yorkies were bred to hunt rats in the mines of north England. Yorkies were probably developed by Scotsmen working in Yorkshire, England. Piebald Yorkies came about by an accident of genetics in 1984 and are now considered a separate breed, the Biewer Yorkie. Yorkies used to be much larger but have gradually been bred down to become a miniature breed. Yorkies have been popular ladies' lap dogs for many years.
Rhode Island Animal Rescue
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Bristol County - Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program 401-254-1052
Newport County - Middletown, Rhode Island 02842
Potter League for Animals 401-846-8276
Providence County - Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Defenders of Animals 401-738-3710
Providence County - Providence, RI 02904
Volunteer Services for Animals 401-273- 0358
Providence County - Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Rhode Island Veterinary Association 401-751-0944
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