Oplotnica, Maribor - Slovenia
Telephone : +(386)051/229-960 Slovenian
ORIGIN: Great Britain
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 10.11.2011
UTILIZATION: Companion Dog
Group 3 Terriers.
Section 4 Toy Terriers.
Without working trial.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: 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
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.
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: General outline conveying impression
of vigorous and well proportioned body
BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT: Alert, intelligent toy
terrier. Spirited with even disposition.
HEAD CRANIAL REGION: Skull: Rather small and flat, not too prominent or round.
Muzzle: Not too long.
Jaw/Teeth: 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: Medium, dark, sparkling, with sharp intelligent expression and
placed to look directly forward. Not prominent. Edge of eyelids
Ears: Small, V-shaped, carried erect, not too far apart, covered with
short hair, colour very deep, rich tan.
NECK: Good reach.
Loin: Well sustained.
Chest: Moderate spring o ribs.
TAIL: 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 FOREQUARTERS: General appearance: 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.
Shoulder: Well laid.
Forefeet: Round; nails black
HINDQUARTERS: General appearance: 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.
Stifle (Knee): Moderate turn of stifle.
Hind feet: Round; nails black.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Free with drive ; straight action front and
behind, retaining level topline.
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: 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.
Weight: Up to 3,2 kgs.
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 and its effect
upon the health and welfare of the dog
• Aggressive or overly shy dogs
• Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall
• Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully
descended into the scrotum.
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical
conformation, should be used for breeding.