Me and Leo at Crufts 1997
My name is Anne Shakespeare. My introduction to Yorkshire Terriers was in 1994 when my partner asked me
if I would like a yorkie .I had just had to give up work because of a disability. Arthritis had reared its ugly head and started
to affect my mobility. At first I was not sure about having a dog, but in the end he just came home and took me to see it.
That was the start of a love affair with Yorkshire Terriers. We took my grandson with us and deciding on names he came up
with Pip. When we were told to collect him he was only 5 weeks old. When we took him home I had to bottle feed him, and because
he was so small I carried him around in my pocket, mainly because I knew where he was and he wouldnt get stood on. We were
told his parents had a pedigree and we would get it in due course. I thought I would like to show him when we received it,
although I had never been to a show before. When Pip started growing he was about 10lb in 6 months. I never got the pedigree
we kept ringing but to no avail, we rang the Kennel Club but because the breeder was not registered they couldnt help. When
Pip was 6 months old and because I was home a lot we decided to get another one. Again I rang the Kennel Club but this for
the number of a reputable breeder and was given the number of Mrs P Row (ROZMUND). She gave us the number of her friend Mrs
J Susans (ZUJONE); who with luck still had a puppy left that was 6 months old. After the usual vetting you would expect from
a breeder we went to see him. We took Pip and when I knocked, the door opened Joan fell back with shock surprised at seeing
such a big yorkie. At first she was a bit weary about pips size and that he might hurt little sam because of his size. We
promised to return sam if Pip did hurt him, but it worked out and now with Sam I was on the road to the show scene.
This is me and my best friend Lin Harding (Shemelin) at Leeds Champ show in 2001.
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