Standard of Biro Yorkshire Terrier

Submitted by admin on 28 June, 2009 - 14:35

Origin : Germany
Utilization : Toy terrier.


General Appearance : That of a long-haired toy terrier whose hair hangs evenly and straight down each side of the body, and flat, the base of the skull to the end of the tail. The animal should be very compact and neat. The tail should be carried up. The outlines should give the impression of a powerful and well proportioned body.

Behaviour and temperament : A delightful, alert, cheerful, intelligent and self-confident dog.

Head and Skull: The head should be rather small and flat, not too proportionate round in the skull, not the muzzle too long.

The hair on the head is long with colours: white, сhocolate, gold, symmetrically coloured.

Eyes : Medium size, dark and sparkling with a sharp intelligent expression and placed in a way that they look straight. They shall not be prominent and the eye rims should be of a dark colour. The color of eyes is green or orange.

Ears : Small V-shaped ears, that are carried erect, and set not too far apart, covered with a short hair.

Teeth : The teeth should be all the same. Either a scissor bite or a level bite is acceptable. Premolar faults are tolerated.

Nose : An absolute chocolate nose. Body : Very compact with well formed hips and a level back line.

Tail : A complete tail with lots of hair, carried slightly higher than the level of the back.


Forelegs : The legs should be totally straight, well covered with hair.

Hindlegs : Legs rather straight, well muscled and well covered with hair.

Feet : As rounded as possible, with toenails being white or black.

Coat : The hair on the body has a length ¾ down the sides of the dog, or long enough to reach the ground, and is absolutely straight (not woolly), shiny like silk and of fine silky texture, without an undercoat.


Head : White-chocolate-gold

Body : White and chocolate or totally chocolate with white breast without black colouring. Hair on the breast, pure white on the belly and the legs.

Height & Weight : up to 22 cm (8,66 inches) and abt 3,1 kg (6.83 pounds).

Faults : Any and all difference within this breed standard.

Light coloured eyes and rims.
Light coloured nostrils.
Any ear that is not erect.
An over or undershot bite.
Wavy or curly hair.

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