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Breed Standards for the Yorkshire Terrier



General Appearance:

The Yorkie’s terrier heritage can be seen in its sharp, intelligent expression, confident carriage, and compact body.




Medium-sized eyes; Small, V-shaped ears, carried erect; Small head, rather flat on top




Tail docked to a medium length and carried slightly higher than the level of back




Blue and tan.  Yorkshire Terriers are born black, gradually attaining their blue and tan coloration as they mature.




Weight:  not to exceed 7 lb;  Height:  8-9”




Long silky hair, which should be fine, glossy, and perfectly straight




Ever eager for adventure, and trouble.  Busy, inquisitive, bold, stubborn.

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