Who doesn’t love little dogs? The rich and famous, who could have their pick of ANY breed in the world, are certainly fond of Yorkies, Morkies and Maltese. Here are just a few celeb pups!
Famous Morkie owners – singer songwriter Jann Arden
This is Jann Arden‘s little Morkie called Midi (it’s a musical term). Jann has had a number of adventures with her, including being kicked off a CN Train on her way to a concert in Canada’s capital, Ottawa.
Part way through the trip, a porter noticed little Midi in a kennel cage, and gave the singer two choices: stow her Morkie with the rest of the luggage (!!) or get off the train.
Rumour has it Jann pulled the stop cord, and got off!
Rocker Steven Tyler
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler credits his dogs with keeping him sane in an otherwise insane industry.
Here he is with his Morkie AND an adorable Yorkie. They’re called Sundance and Butch Cassidy.
Check him out on YouTube here – with his dogs on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Modern Family Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Here’s actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson with his Morkie Leaf.
Last year on the Golden Globes, he said goodnight to his beloved pup!
And, the latest celeb Morkie lover …..
Above, Drake in Toronto with his new Morkie puppy, and the breeder whose kennel provided the dog.
Famous Yorkie owners – actor Johnny Depp
You may remember the big deal when Depp and his partner Amber Heard, went to Australia so he could complete filming on the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Seems the couple “forgot” to notify customs and immigration that they were bringing in animals, and the Prime Minister exploded. He even threatened to “execute” the two dogs since they weren’t put into quarantine, as is Australian law!
The late Whitney Houston loved her little Yorkie Doogie. When the singer passed away, daughter Bobbi Kristina took over care of the Yorkie, and added two more of her own.
Whitney’s sister now looks after the remaining dogs.
Above, left to right. Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman; Rocker Ozzie Osbourne and wife Sharon with their baby; tennis superstar Venus Williams.
Molly Sims and her pair of Yorkies, Chloe and Poupette. She takes them everywhere – along with her baby – in their own doggy stroller!
President Richard Nixon in the White House, 1970, with the family’s pet Yorkie Pasha. The dog was bought for his daughter Tricia, but Nixon seems to have loved the pup just as much.
AND…. Celebrity Maltese dogs go waaaaaay back!
Maltese dogs are one of the oldest breeds still around today. It’s believed they were pets to Ancient Greeks including Aristotle, a whopping 2,600 years ago!
Many members of the British Royalty were very attached to these loving lapdogs, even centuries ago.
Left to right; the Duchess of Alba with her Maltese, painted by Goya in 1797; Marie Antoinette around 1780; Queen Elizabeth I in the 1580s; Mary Queen of Scots, with her Maltese in the 1590s.
In THIS century, fans of the Maltese included Elvis, left, who bought several for girlfriends and for his mother. Diana Ross had a Maltese dog, as did Marilyn Monroe – hers was a gift from Frank Sinatra and was called Maf, short for Mafia.
Another 60s star who loved her Maltese – Elizabeth Taylor.
Left to right: Demi Lovato; Susan Sarandon; Jane Fonda and Halle Berry.
Real men love Maltese too!
Left to right, with their beloved Maltese! Ashton Kutcher; Russell Brand and Snoop Dog.