Small but Mighty: The Endearing Presence of Yorkshire Terriers on Television and in Film

Yorkshire Terriers, or Yorkies, are a small breed of dog that have become a popular choice for TV shows due to their cute appearance and charming personalities. Here are some of the most famous Yorkshire Terriers on TV.

Toto from “The Wizard of Oz”

Perhaps the most famous Yorkie of all time, Toto was Dorothy’s loyal companion in the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz.” Toto was originally played by a female Cairn Terrier named Terry, but the role has since become synonymous with Yorkies.

Bruiser from “Legally Blonde”

In the movie “Legally Blonde,” Elle Woods’ pet Yorkie, Bruiser, was a constant companion and source of moral support. Bruiser was played by a real-life dog named Moonie, who became a popular celebrity after the movie’s release.

Max from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

In the live-action movie adaptation of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Max the dog was played by a Yorkie named Kelley. Max was the Grinch’s faithful companion, and he helped the Grinch learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Mr. Darcy from “It’s Complicated”

In the movie “It’s Complicated,” Jane, played by Meryl Streep, owns a Yorkie named Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy is a loyal companion who provides comfort and support during Jane’s difficult times.

Sam from “Sex and the City”

In the TV show “Sex and the City,” Charlotte York owns a Yorkie named Sam. Sam is a pampered pooch who is always by Charlotte’s side, and he becomes an important part of her life.

Precious from “The Nutty Professor”

In the movie “The Nutty Professor,” Eddie Murphy’s character, Professor Sherman Klump, owns a Yorkie named Precious. Precious is a loyal companion who provides comfort and support to the professor, and she even helps him win the heart of his love interest.

Yorkshire Terriers have become popular choices for TV shows due to their small size, cute appearance, and lovable personalities. From Toto to Bruiser, these dogs have captured the hearts of audiences around the world and become beloved characters in their own right. Whether they are providing moral support or comedic relief, Yorkies have proven that they are more than just cute dogs – they are valuable members of the TV world.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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