| 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.
South Africa Animal Rescue
South Africa is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 471,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in South Africa speak IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, or Afrikaans. The capital of South Africa is Pretoria. The population of South Africa is about 44 million. Threatened species known from South Africa include the Black Rhinoceros, Juliana's Golden Mole, Riverine Rabbit, Blue Whale, and Mountain Zebra.