There are many different variations within the Yorkshire terrier family. These differences are mainly based on breeding, coat character as well as size. Here are 8 of the most recognizable types of the beloved little doggies:
Traditional Yorkshire Terrier
These are your typical 8-inch, 7-pound hairy little beauties. Their color distribution, size, proportionality, and long hair are what set them apart from all the other types of yorkies.
Biewers stand out with their unique coat colors. Unlike the strict 3-color pattern on traditional yorkies, this type features additional random streaks of white fur all over their body.
Teacup (Miniature) Yorkies
These are different from traditional yorkies only when it comes to size and are a result of breeding runts. They do not exceed 3 pounds in weights and are generally among the most popular of the teacup breeds.
This is yet another variation based on coat colors. Mismarked yorkies are generally any dogs in the breed whose coat colors do not conform to the American Kennel Club standard for yorkies.
The defining feature with this type of yorkie is the presence of patches of white fur all over the body in addition to the traditional black and tan combinations.
Also known as gold dust yorkies, this type of Yorkshire terrier has golden or tan fur all over their body. For a yorkie to fall into this category, there should be no black fur patches.
These beauties have uniform black fur all over their bodies that slowly transitions to a dark blue and tan combination as they grow older. These are usually very rare and are, more often than not, a result of interbreed mixing.
This type consists of yorkies with multiple breed genes as a result of interbreeding. The appearance is usually determined by the specific mating dogs. They are sometimes referred to as mutts.