Emma Roberts loves dogs so much that she not only stars in movies about dogs like the 2009 family comedy Hotel for Dogs but she also rescues them! Last year she and boyfriend Evan Peters adopted an adorable mixed breed pooch and named her ‘Audrey Hepburn’.
Hepburn was a British Academy Award © winning actress and humanitarian in Hollywood’s Golden Age who also loved dogs! ‘Mr. Famous’, a Yorkshire Terrier, was Audrey Hepburn’s first beloved pooch and it was Hepburn who actually introduced Yorkshire Terriers to the world of Hollywood celebrities who now use lap dogs as an accessory. ‘Mr. Famous’ appeared with her on magazine covers and even in her movies. Yorkshire Terriers, affectionately known as “Yorkies”, offer big personalities in small packages. Though members of the Toy Group and often weighing less than 10 pounds, they are terriers after all and therefore are brave, determined, investigative and energetic. The AKC recognized Yorkies in 1885 and they are characterized by their long, luxurious blue and tan coats. This portable pooch is currently one of the most popular breeds but looking back to nineteenth century England, Yorkies were used by the working class to catch rats in clothing mills. Eventually, the breed left the workforce and became a companion animal or lap dog to families of European high society.
Yorkies have sensitive skin and often suffer from allergic reactions to seasonal pollen, pollution, and food. Their coats can get very dry due to scratching and biting which can then lead to hair loss. I talk more about skin allergies in my book ‘Christy Oldham’s Manual To A Happy & Healthy Dog’.
Recognized as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn has also been acknowledged by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema.
Emma Roberts knows how to pick a good name for a rescued pooch!
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