This popular, portable pooch boasts brains and brawn…in miniature! Its glamorous trimmings today belie its working-class roots. Originally valued for its ratting abilities in the clothing mills of Yorkshire, England, this tenacious terrier was popular with weavers and its silky, luxurious coat was affectionately envied by those spinning the looms. These rugged ratters eventually transcended life in the mills and became luxurious companions to Europe’s upper crust. They are adaptable family pets, who do not have extensive exercise requirement but do need regular grooming and plenty of social interaction.