Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
10.11.2011.
KC
October 2009

UTILISATION

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FCI
Companion Dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 3Terriers
Section 4Toy Terriers
Without working trial

KC
Toy

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Yorkshire Terrier comes from the same locale as the Airedale Terrier and was first seen around the 1850s. The old Black and Tan Terrier is behind the Yorkshire Terrier, together with other breeds such as the Maltese and the Skye Terrier. The current name was accepted in 1870. The breed’s terrier-like qualities include the hunting instinct, be it for a toy in the house or a rodent in the garden.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
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.
KC
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.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
General outline conveying impression of vigorous and well proportioned body.
KC
Alert, intelligent toy terrier.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Alert, intelligent toy terrier. Spirited with even disposition.
KC
Spirited with even disposition.

HEAD

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KC
Rather small and flat, not too prominent or round in skull, nor too long in muzzle; black nose.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Rather small and flat, not too prominent or round.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Not too long.
KC
Perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Teeth well placed with even jaws.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Teeth well placed with even jaws.

Eyes

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FCI
Medium, dark, sparkling, with sharp intelligent expression and placed to look directly forward. Not prominent. Edge of eyelids dark.
KC
Medium, dark, sparkling, with sharp intelligent expression and placed to look directly forward. Not prominent. Edge of eyelids dark.

Ears

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FCI
Small, V-shaped, carried erect, not too far apart, covered with short hair, colour very deep, rich tan.
KC
Small, V-shaped, carried erect, not too far apart, covered with short hair, colour very deep, rich tan.

NECK

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FCI
Good reach.
KC
Good reach.

BODY

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FCI
Compact.
KC
Compact with moderate spring of rib, good loin. Level back.

Back

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FCI
Level.

Loin

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FCI
Well sustained.

Chest

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FCI
Moderate spring o ribs.

TAIL

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FCI
Previously customarily docked.
Docked: 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.
Undocked: Plenty of hair, darker blue in colour than rest of body, especially at end of tail. Carried a little higher than level of back. As straight as possible. Length to give a well balanced appearance.
KC
Previously customarily docked Docked: 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. Undocked: Plenty of hair, darker blue in colour than rest of body, especially at end of tail. Carried a little higher than level of back. As straight as possible. Length to give a well balanced appearance.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Legs straight, well covered with hair of rich golden tan a few shades lighter at end than at roots, not extending higher on forelegs than elbows.
KC
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 elbow.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid.

FORELEGS

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Forearm

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FCI
Straight.

FEET

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KC
Round; nails black.

Forefeet

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FCI
Round; nails black.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
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.
KC
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 hindlegs than stifles.

Stifle

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FCI
Moderate turn of stifle.

HIND LEGS

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GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Free with drive ; straight action front and behind, retaining level topline.
KC
Free with drive; straight action front and behind, retaining level topline.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
On body moderately long, perfectly straight (not wavy), glossy; fine silky texture, not woolly, must never impede movement. 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.
KC
Hair on body moderately long, perfectly straight (not wavy), glossy; fine silky texture, not woolly, must never impede movement. 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

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FCI
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.
KC
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

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KC
Weight up to 3.2 kgs (7 lbs).

Weight

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FCI
Up to 3,2 kgs.

FAULTS

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FCI
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 and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
KC
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 and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy dogs
  • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.