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Yorkie Colors: Rarest to Most Common

Brindle Yorkies

Brindle Yorkies have striped coats. These dogs are typically crossbreeds marketed as purebred puppies.

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Blue Yorkies

Blue Yorkies are those who are born with blue in their coat, rather than black. If you spot a blue Yorkie, it’s a sign that you’re dealing with an incredibly unethical breeder.

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Albino Yorkies

Albino Yorkies are also rarely born. These are differentiated from white Yorkies, as they lack pigment all over their bodies.

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Merle Yorkies

Merle Yorkies have dark patches in their fur and sometimes have two different eye colors.

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Red-Legged Yorkies

Red-legged Yorkies are purebred, but inherit very old, recessive genes that are typically hidden in their ancestry for generations.

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Sable Yorkies

Sable Yorkies have black tips on the tan or gold parts of the coat. This is rare and sometimes hard to spot until you’re able to look at a grown dog up close.

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Chocolate

A chocolate-coloured Yorkie has a deep brown coat similar to chocolate. This colour is produced by a recessive gene and is relatively rare, making chocolate Yorkies highly desirable.

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Blonde

A blonde Yorkie with a light, the creamy-coloured coat is often mistaken for white. This colour is also produced by a recessive gene and is considered rare in the breed.

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Black and Tan

This is the most common Yorkie colour. The coat is dark, shiny black on the body and legs, with rich, tan markings on the face, chest, and legs.

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Blue and Gold

The blue and gold Yorkie has a steel blue or dark grey coat on the body and legs, with golden tan markings on the face, chest, and legs.

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Blue and Tan

This colour is similar to blue and gold, but with less gold and more black in the coat.

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Parti

The party colour is a white base with black or blue markings. The markings can be solid or broken and distributed throughout the coat in various patterns.

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All Black Yorkie

Sometimes you may see breeders advertising Yorkies with a solid black coat. Be wary of these adverts as there is no such thing as a purebred black Yorkshire Terrier, and these are unlikely to be reputable breeders.

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