BREED STANDARD --> YORKSHIRE TERRIER
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Long coated, coat hanging quite straightand
evenly down each side, a parting extending from nose to end of tail.
Very compact and neat. carriage very upright conveying an important air.
General outline conveying impression of vigorous
well proportioned body.
CHARACTERISTICS: Alert, intelligent toy terrier.
TEMPERAMENT: Spirited with even disposition
HEAD AND SKULL: Rather small and flat, not too prominent or round
in skull, nor too long in muzzle; black nose.
EYES: Medium, dark, sparkling, with sharp intelligent expression and
placed to look directly forward. Not prominent. Edge of eyelids dark.
EARS: Small, V-shaped, carried erect, not too far apart, covered
with short hair, colour very deep, rich tan.
MOUTH: Perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper
teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
NECK: Good reach.
FOREQUARTERS: Well laid shoulders, legs straight, well covered
with hair of rich golden tan a few shades lighter at ends than at roots,
not extending higher on forelegs than elbows
BODY: Compact with moderate spring of rip, good loin. Level back.
Hindquarters: Legs quite straight when viewed from behind,
moderate turn of stifle. Well covered with hair of rich golden tan a
few shades lighter at ends than at roots, not extending higher on
hind legs than stifle.
FEET: Round; nails black.
TAIL: Customarily docked to medium length with plenty of hair,
darker blue in colour than rest of body, especially at end of tail.
Carried a little higher than level of back.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Free with drive; straight action front and behind
retaining level top line.
COAT: Hair on body moderately long, perfectly straight (not wavy ),
glossy; fine silky texture, not woolly. Fall on head long, rich golden
tan, deeper in colour at sides of head, about ear roots and on
muzzle where it should be very long.
Tan on head not to extend on to neck, nor must any sooty or dark
hair intermingle with any of tan.
COLOUR: Dark steel blue ( not silver blue ), extending from occiput
to root of tail. never mingled with fawn, bronze or dark hairs.
Hair on chest rich, bright tan. All tan hair darker at the roots than in
middle, shading to still lighter at tips.
SIZE: Weight up to 3.3 kg (7lbs).
FAULTS: Any departure from the foregoing points should be
considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should
be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
NOTE: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles
fully descended into the scrotum.
EXCESSIVE MINIATURIZATION---> ( "Tee cup" Yorkshire Terriers )
The Yorkshire Terrier is A Toy Breed, but we Breeders breed to a breed Standard!
In some places, the Yorkshire Terrier has been subject to excessive miniaturization. Dogs have been developed weighing only 900gr,which poses serious medical problems.( some times) Happily, this is unusual -2. to 3.3kg is the weight for which good breeders aim.( Aduld weight ) Never buy from a pet shop-always purchase one from a well known and registered Breeder which is a member of the
You Ask to visit the breeder before settling on a puppy.