The Brussels Griffon dates back to the 1800s where this small terrier-like breed was used for hunting and killing mice and rats in Brussels, Belgium. They were especially prevalent in stables where the horses of horse drawn cabs were kept and the cab drivers kept the dogs with them when riding to use as theft deterrents. The breed was created from the English Toy Spaniel, where it got its large eyes, the Affenpinscher, where it got its wiry coat, and the Pug, where it got its dark muzzle and funny expressions. The smooth coated Brussels Griffon is thought to be related to the Yorkshire Terrier as well. The standard for this breed was developed in Europe in 1883 and they started being shown in competitions in 1889. The queen of Belgium, Marie Henriette, really loved the breed and owned several of her own. The American Kennel Club (AKC) started recognizing the Brussels Griffon in 1910, where they are the 97th most popular breed of dog. The West Highland White Terrier started out in Scotland in the 1800s from the Cairn Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Skye Terrier, and Scottish Terrier. They were originally popular for their hunting ability and were especially adept at hunting vermin, badgers, otters, and foxes. The reason the dog was bred to be white is due to owner Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch, after his dog was accidentally shot when mistaken for a fox. The English Kennel Club (EKC) acknowledged the little white Terrier in 1906 and was then noticed and accepted by the AKC in 1908, where they are the 41st most popular dog breed.