The Mini Fox Terrier is believed to be a mix of the Whippet, English Toy Terrier, British Fox Terrier, Toy Manchester Terrier, and Toy Fox Terrier originating in Australia in the late 1800s. It is also known as the Mini Foxie and is the only Terrier that originated from Australia. The goal was to create a smaller and faster dog with the hunting characteristics of the Fox Terrier. They were well-known for their courage in hunting and killing snakes, rats, and other vermin but were eventually found to be even better as companion pets. They are owned by many famous people in Australia including Tony Field from the children’s show, The Wiggles, and an Olympic athlete, Ian Thorpe. The breed is not as popular in the United States but has been recognized by the United Kennel Club since 1936. The Yorkshire Terrier is a toy breed from Yorkshire, England developed in the 1800s. They were originally bred to be ratters to get rid of the rats and other vermin in coal mines and cotton mills. Their ancestors are believed to be the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Skye Terrier, Paisley Terrier, Manchester Terrier, and the Waterside Terrier. Originally, the Yorkshire Terrier was a lot bigger but when people recognized their beauty and friendliness, they started breeding them to be smaller companion pets. The breed was one of the first to become popular for being carried in purses or bags. The breed is still very popular in the United States and has been a member of the American Kennel Club since 1885.