The Coat Color of the Breed
This breed has interesting coloring....While some breeds can be just about any color and other breeds are known for just 1 solid...The colors of a Yorkshire Terriers are very distinct...and is one of the traits that allows a person to quickly identify a purebred.
A puppy will have much different coloring than an adult... And this is an element that can help a person quickly identify age. There are only 4 colors that can combine on this breed: Black, Blue, Tan and Gold (excluding the few rare ones that pop up now and then, more ahead)
Yorkshire Terrier puppies are Black & Tan and adults are Blue and Gold. This coloring is so expected that when a Yorkie was born with 3 distinct colors that differed from this 'norm' back in 1984, it began the offshoot of a completely different breed! - the Biewer Terrier
Normally blue on an adult will start at the back of the neck flow across the back and run up the tail... but sometimes a Yorkie will different color-fall.
Let's discuss these colors, changes to expect and other elements that involve Yorkie colors.
9 month old Black & Tan Yorkshire Terrier
Photo courtesy of Paulette Newberry, Napa, California