I am getting a yorkie puppy from my boyfriend's family member who raises and breeds yorkies. The one that I am getting is a female. There is a female and male and both are solid black and have solid black coats, no markings. The male has one white hind paw and the female has two white hind paws. I have seen the parents and they are both yorkies and there are no other dogs that could get to them to mix the breed. I believe they are 7 1/2 - 8 weeks old.
I am worried that they won't get the markings of the normal yorkie. Any suggestions?
Colors Puppies are born black and tan and are normally darker in body color, showing an intermingling of black hair in the tan until they are matured. Color of hair on body and richness of tan on head and legs are of prime importance in adult dogs, to which the following color requirements apply:
Blue: Is a dark steel-blue, not a silver-blue and not mingled with fawn, bronzy or black hairs.
Tan: All tan hair is darker at the roots than in the middle, shading to still lighter tan at the tips. There should be no sooty or black hair intermingled with any of the tan.
Ok-I'm not 100% sure on this, but there is 2 'other type' of yorkies besides the standards. Advocates for the Biewer insist that they are not parti yorkies. Then there is also a parti yorkie. I cannot say about registries or much more than that, but I do remember reading an article about the Biewers that look like a parti yorkie, but from Germany and the literal parti yorkies. Hope I haven't thoroughly confused you, but check into it, it's interesting.
On the other hand, in the silky terriers, occasionally, we will have one that will be born with a little white on the foot or belly, but they change before 8 weeks of age. So it may be something that will change as well.
***Edited By: myshadow on 9/11/2006 9:55:34 PM*** Reason: add
What color are the parents? I think that will make a big difference. I would love to see pictures of the parents & pups if possible. I think that would help others help you out. What are you paying for her? Are you getting a heath guarentee? Are you getting AKC papers? Just wondering.
the information I found when I googled parti yorkshire terrier says they definately are not purebred yorkshire's if they have any white on them. They feel it was shih tzu mixed in somewhere along the line.
The white would be a disqualification of the dog. But you are getting a pet so who cares? I hope they are giving them away.
My boyfriends sister has a yorkie. She got him when he was six months old from a breeder of bulldogs (bobby was a gift to the breeder, but couldn't keep him because of something to do with her kennel license). Anyways, the breeder told us that he is pure yorki (even tho he has a tiny bit of white on his foot), she did tho tell us that somewhere down the line (grandfather or greatgrandfather) there was a maltese/yorki bred in for size. I'm not sure that that would still make bobbi pure yorki, but she did have us convinced. Sis in law only paid two hundred for him , and that came with BARF food (lots of it), a bed, toys, so the dog was free anyways.