Breed Standard - Yorkshire Terrier
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Long coated, coat hanging quite straight and 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 and well proportioned body.
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.
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.
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.
Point of a Yorkshire Terrier
Point of a Yorkshire Terrier B&W