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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.

 

 

Head:

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

 

 

Tail:

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

 

 

Color:

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

 

 

Size:

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

 

 

Coat:

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

 

 

Temperament:

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


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