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Yorkshire Terrier

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.