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Entry from September 11, 2016
“What’s a dog’s favorite city?"/"New Yorkie.”

The Yorkshire Terrier is included in a New York joke:

Q: What’s a dog’s favorite city?
A: New Yorkie.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2004.


Wikipedia: Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills. The defining feature of the breed is its maximum size of 7 pounds (3.2 kg), although some may exceed this and grow up to 15 pounds (6.8 kg). It is placed in the Toy Terrier section of the Terrier Group by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale and in the Toy Group or Companion Group by other kennel clubs, including the American Kennel Club.

Google Books
Movie Madness
By Julia DeVillers
New Albany, OH: Too Brands Investments
2004
Pg. ?:
“Here’s a joke,” Kacey said. “What’s a dog’s favorite city?”

We were like, “Um, what?”

“New Yorkie!” Kacey said. “Get it? ‘Cuz of the dog called a yorkie?”

We all were like, “Groan! Bad joke!”

Google Groups: rec.sport.billiard
Wonder Dogs thought of the day:
Jake
9/26/04
(...)
Q: What is the dogs favorite city?
A: New Yorkie!

Google Books
Why do dogs chase their tails but always know the way home?:
And other intriguing things you didn’t know about your dog

By Karen Brush
London: New Holland
2007
Pg. 79:
QUESTION
What is the dog’s favourite city?
ANSWER
New Yorkie!

Twitter
❤️ FizzyDuck ❤️
‏@FizzyDuck
What is a dogs favourite city ?New Yorkie !
3:53 PM - 2 Jul 2009

Twitter
animalcrazy
‏@animalcrazy
What’s a dog’s favorite city? New Yorkie!
9:08 PM - 27 Jul 2009

Twitter
Donna Prausa
‏@MOKAJOSCHNOODLE
Q: What is the dogs favorite city?
A: New Yorkie!
12:33 AM - 5 Jan 2010

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. 68:
What is a dog’s favourite city?
New Yorkie.

Google Groups: Angelique’sSmorgaabord
Canine Scratchins’
andrea
2/27/12
(...)
Q: What is the dogs favorite city?
A: New Yorkie!

Google Books
What a Joke!:
For Kids of All Ages

By Marlize Schmidt
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2014
Pg. ?:
Q: What is the dog’s favorite city?
A: New Yorkie.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Sunday, September 11, 2016 • Permalink