- Official Breed
& Show Standard of the American Canine Registry
- & The
Biewer Yorkie Association
- Longhaired small
terrier type dog with long flowing silky hair over entire body.
Body structure should be compact and neat in appearance.
Short/docked tail or a natural tail carried upright. Erect
feathered ears. Overall well proportioned. Alert &
- The head area should
be small and semi-flat, not rounded. Hair on head should be long
and flowing, straight and of acceptable color of tan, black, chocolate
or white.. Head should be in proportion to body giving a balanced
- Faults: Rounded
skull, wavy hair, unproportional to body.
- Disqualifications: Any color other than stated.
- The ears should be V
shaped if carried erect, tipped or button and spaced in a manner which
gives the head an overall balanced appearance. Should be
covered with hair that feathers out and down.
- Faults: Erect
ears whose hair does not feather. Tulip or Pear shaped erect
- Disqualifications: Cropped ears or mismatched ears.
- The eyes should be
medium in size, bright, alert and expressive. Eyes should be
spaced to give an overall balanced appearance within the head region in
relation to the skull size and the ear set. Eyes should look
forward. Eyes may be green, gold or dark colored. Eye
rims should be chocolate or dark in color.
- Faults: Too
large or too small eyes. Dull or unexpressive eyes.
Unbalanced appearance. Eyes that do not look straight.
- Disqualifications: Any color other than stated. Pink
- Nose must be black
or liver in color with no pink/white areas. Muzzle should be equal
to half the width of the space between the ears or slightly
longer. Nasals should be of appropriate size to allow breathing
- Faults: Muzzle
to short or too long.
- Disqualifications: Nose any color other than stated or
bi-color. Nasals of improper size causing breathing
problems. Noisy breathers.
- The teeth should be
clean, of equal size and spacing in either a scissor bite or level
Unclean, of incorrect spacing and size.
- Disqualifications: Undershot or over bite.
- Compact with
impressive stature, level top line, long-straight silky striped/banded
coat starting at the top line and flowing down the sides, well formed
rib cage area, shoulders and hips. Of sufficient muscle and body
mass as to have a healthy appearance.
- White, straight and
set in line with the body slightly behind the shoulder. Elbows
neither tucked or bowed out. Covered with silky flowing straight
hair. With or without dewclaws.
- Faults: Slight
Bowed or hocked should be severely penalized. Elbows tucked or
bowed. Hair of insufficient length to not give a regal
appearance. Wavy hair.
- Disqualifications: Overly Bowed or Hocked legs or elbows.
Any color other than White.
- White, straight with
slight bend at knee area. Covered with silky flowing white
straight hair. Preferably without dewclaws.
- Faults: Slight
bowed or hocked should be severely penalized. Hair of insufficient
length to not give a regal appearance. Wavy hair.
- Disqualifications: Overly bowed or hocked legs. Any color
other than white.
- Rounded with
toenails being white, liver or black.
Toenails any color other than white, liver or black.
- Docked or left
natural. Either is acceptable and neither is preferred over the
other. A natural tail should be carried slightly higher than the
top line of the back. Tail should be straight with a slight upward
curve at the end. Covered with long, straight, flowing, silky
hair. : A docked tail should be docked so that at maturity there is
a 2.5 to 3 inch length.
- Faults: Tail
carried to low. Hair not straight or long enough to give regal
appearance. Tail docked to short giving a stubbed appearance.
- Disqualifications: Tail curved over back.
- The hair should be
silky both in appearance and to the touch. The hair should be
straight and never wavy. The hair should be no less than 3/4 down
the sides of the dog and preferably just slightly off the ground.
No undercoat is allowed. Coat on body of dog must be black,
blue or chocolate in color with white bands/stripes to be no less than
25% of the total body area. Symmetrical white areas on face
are preferred but not mandatory.
- Black or Blue coated
dogs must have black nose, black eye rims and black or white toe
- Chocolate coated
dogs must have liver nose, liver eye rims and liver or white toe
nails. There can be no black on a chocolate dog.
- Disqualifications: White areas not sufficient enough to
distinguish dog as a Biewer Yorkie. Excessive white spotted rather than
- 4 pounds - up
to and including 12 pounds
- Faults: 13 pounds or
- Disqualifications: Less than 4 pounds.
- Up to and including
9 inches measured from ground to withers.
- Faults: Over 9
inches in height severely penalized.
- Male, Female or
Altered. No preference is given.
should be given to females with a blown coat from whelping and nursing
so as to not penalize breeders for conditions beyond their control as
long as a sound judgment can be made on what the dog would look like
with a full coat.
- Crypto males.
Thin hair or bald areas not related to whelping or nursing,
- Any animal
exhibiting vicious tendencies or unable to be brought under
- Must be
Micro-chipped and micro-chip recorded with registry and/or breed
club. Micro-chip must be scanned and verified at every show.
DNA hair follicles must be submitted at every show prior to
Requirements and Disqualifications:
- Breeders/Owners/Handlers are responsible for the actions and
well-being of any animal in their possession or brought onto the
premises of any show grounds.
- Any person
considered to be being abusive to any animal on the show grounds will be
disqualified and ask to remove themselves and their animals from the
- Every animal
entering the show grounds must be registered with the show
- Every animal
entering the grounds must have a clean bill of health, be current on
vaccinations and be accompanied by a Interstate Health Certificate
issued no more than 10 days of that day.
- Selling, trading
or advertising of dogs on show grounds is permissible but
- submitted: 01/14/04
- approved: 02/10/04
- revised & approved: 08/02/06