yorkshire terrier colors

Yorkie Coloring

One of the most distinctive features of Yorkies is their beautiful coat, which comes in a range of colors. Whether you’re looking for a traditional black and tan Yorkie or a rare golden Yorkie, there’s sure to be a color pattern that fits your preferences. When choosing a Yorkie, it’s important to remember that the color of their coat doesn’t affect their personality or temperament. With proper care and training, any Yorkie can make a loving and loyal companion for years to come.

Black And Tan Yorkshire Terriers (Traditional)

Black And Tan Yorkie Puppies
Traditional colored Yorkie puppies

The most common color pattern for Yorkies is black and tan. This color scheme features a dark black coat with tan markings around the face, legs, and chest. The black and tan color is often referred to as the traditional color for Yorkies and is one of the most recognizable traits of the breed.

Traditional Yorkie puppies born with a black and tan puppy coat.

If a Yorkie breaks coat, the color usually starts to change first on its head when the puppy is around 6 months. The blue color found in Yorkies is not the typical blue we commonly use in art. It is more of a diluted black color, and it can be seen in a variety of shades, ranging from a dark steel blue to a shiny silver-blue. The dark steel blue can easily be mistaken for black, but when observed closely in the sunlight, you can see the  difference between steel blue and black. The saturated steel blue color is very difficult to produce.

Parti Yorkshire Terriers

Black White And Tan Parti Yorkie Puppy
Parti-colored Yorkie puppy

Parti Yorkies also known as “parti-color” Yorkies, most commonly have black, white, and tan coloring. This color pattern features a white coat with black or brown markings. Parti Yorkies can also have tan markings around the face, legs, and chest. Parti Yorkies are highly sought after for their unique and eye-catching coloring.

Golden Sable Blonde Yorkie
Golden Sable Yorkie Puppy

Golden Yorkies (also known as Blonde Yorkies or Sable Yorkies) are extremely rare. Golden Yorkies have a golden, honey-colored coat. A gold Yorkshire Terrier has a golden or tan color on its head, chest, legs, and other areas, while the rest of the coat is a rich, dark blue or steel blue.

Chocolate Yorkshire Terriers

Chocolate Yorkie Puppy
Chocolate Yorkie Puppy With White Markings

Chocolate Yorkies feature a rich brown or chocolate-colored coat with tan markings around the face, legs, and chest. Chocolate and tan Yorkies are often referred to as “chocolate Yorkies” and are highly prized for their unique coloring and light brown eyes and nose.