Yorkies come in different types, each with its own unique characteristics.
Traditional Yorkshire Terrier
This is your standard Yorkie known for its long, silky coat. Their hair can also grow so long that it already touches the ground. They weigh about 7 pounds and grow up to 7 to 8 inches tall – quite small indeed that they belong to the Toy dog category.
Biewer Terriers were originally bred in the 1970s by a German couple, Mr. and Mrs. Biewer, hence the name. These dogs have multi-color coats either in blue or black, white and tan, and they have full-length tails.
As the name implies, Teacup Yorkies are very small, pocket-sized variations of the regular Yorkie. They weigh about 4 pounds and they barely reach up to 6 inches tall.
A Mismarked Yorkie does not meet the AKC’s breed standard requirements. They do not have a solid color nor a similar saddle pattern. Nevertheless, they make a lovable pet for families with or without young children.
These are purebred Yorkies with the same signature body build. However, what sets them apart from the Traditional Yorkie is their coat color. Their coats are not blue and tan as a typical Yorkie but black, tan, or white. Read more about them here.
These are rare Yorkies with pure golden or blonde hair. The rarity is due to the fact that most Yorkies have either black, white, or tan hair.
When a purebred and a non-purebred are combined, that’s how you get a Black Yorkie. They have solid black hair that may be rough or rigid in texture.
These are Yorkies bred with other dog breeds such as the Chorkie (Yorkie-Chihuahua), Shorkie (Yorkie-Shih Tzu), Yorkipom (Yorkie – Pomeranian), Yorkipoo (Yorkie – Poodle), to name a few.