About Yorkies

Biewer Terriers & Yorkshire Terriers

Unraveling the Differences

Biewer Terriers vs Yorkshire Terriers

Biewer Terriers and Yorkshire Terriers and are two popular small dog breeds that often capture the hearts of dog lovers. While they share some similarities due to their common ancestry, they have distinct characteristics that set them apart. It’s important for potential pet owners to know the differences between Biewer Terriers and Yorkshire Terriers in order to make an informed choice when selecting their new furry companion.

Origin and History:

  • Biewer Terrier: Biewer Terriers, pronounced “beaver,” originated in Germany in the 1980s. They were developed through selective breeding of Yorkshire Terriers with other breeds, with a primary focus on achieving tri-colored markings.
  • Yorkshire Terrier: Yorkshire Terriers have a more extended history dating back to 19th century England. Originally bred for rat hunting in textile mills, they gained immense popularity as companion dogs during the Victorian era. The traditional Yorkshire Terrier boast a blue and tan coat that is long and flowing, often reaching the ground. The parti-colored Yorkshire Terrier is known for their striking and unconventional coat colors. Instead of the traditional blue and tan, they display a tricolor pattern of white, black, and tan, similar to that of the Biewer Terrier.


  • Biewer Terrier: Biewer Terriers are characterized by their cheerful and lively temperament. They are known for their affection and loyalty towards their owners and usually get along well with children and other pets. These dogs are inquisitive and may exhibit some stubbornness, necessitating early socialization and training.
  • Yorkshire Terrier: Yorkshire Terriers are spirited and feisty dogs. Despite their small size, they possess a confident personality. They are loyal and affectionate with their families but can be wary of strangers, making them excellent watchdogs.

Care Requirements:

  • Biewer Terrier: Both Biewer and Yorkshire Terriers require regular exercise, but Biewer Terriers tend to be more energetic. Daily walks and playtime are essential. Grooming is a significant aspect of Biewer Terrier care, with their long, tri-colored coat prone to matting. Daily brushing and occasional professional grooming are necessary.
  • Yorkshire Terrier: Yorkshire Terriers are relatively low-energy dogs and are content with short walks and indoor play. Grooming is a substantial commitment for Yorkies, requiring daily brushing and regular trips to the groomer to maintain their coat’s health and appearance.

When deciding between these charming breeds, potential dog owners should consider their lifestyle and temperament preferences. Whether it’s the vibrant Biewer Terrier or the confident Yorkshire Terrier, both breeds have the potential to be loving and loyal companions, bringing joy and happiness to their owners’ lives.


  1. American Kennel Club (AKC). “Biewer Terrier.” Link
  2. American Kennel Club (AKC). “Yorkshire Terrier.” Link
  3. Biewer Terrier Club of America. “About Biewer Terriers.” Link
  4. Yorkshire Terrier Club of America. “About the Yorkshire Terrier.” Link

Understanding Yorkie Pricing

Factors That Matter

How Much Does a Yorkie Puppy Cost?

The average price you can expect to pay when getting Yorkie from a reputable, experienced breeder is $3500-$5000. However, breeders with premium show quality Yorkshire Terriers, or extra small Yorkies may charge more. When considering bringing a Yorkie into your home, understanding the factors that contribute to their pricing is crucial. Remember that investing in a well-bred and healthy Yorkie can lead to a rewarding companionship for years.

Breeder Reputation and Expertise

Reputable breeders, who prioritize the health and well-being of the dogs, often charge higher prices. They invest time and resources in breeding practices, including properYorkie Pricing health care and socialization.

Pedigree and Bloodline

Yorkies with a strong pedigree or lineage of champions tend to have higher price tags. A well-documented bloodline can indicate the dog’s genetic history and potential traits.

Health Guarantee and Vet Care

Ethical breeders provide health guarantees and ensure the puppies are up-to-date on vaccinations, deworming, and de-parasite. This contributes to the overall cost of raising a healthy Yorkie.

Color and Size

Yorkies come in various colors, and certain rare or desirable Yorkie colors may be priced higher. Additionally, the size of the Yorkie can influence the cost, with extra small (aka teacup Yorkies) often being more expensive.

Geographical Location

Yorkie CostThe location of the breeder can significantly impact the pricing. In areas with a higher cost of living or where breeding standards are strict, Yorkies may be more expensive.

Demand and Availability

If there’s a high demand for Yorkies in a particular region, prices may increase. Additionally, if there’s a limited supply of Yorkie puppies, the cost could go up.

Inclusions in the Purchase

Some breeders may include extras like starter kits, microchipping, or initial training and enrichment. These added services can influence the overall pricing, as well as the lifelong behavior of the Yorkie itself.

*Note: For accurate and specific pricing information, it’s advisable to contact reputable breeders directly.



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Yorkie Terrier Colors

Yorkshire Terriers can be found in a variety of different colors and sizes today. However, the very first Yorkshire Terriers (often referred to as traditional Yorkies) were born with a black and tan puppy coat and weighted in between 12 and 14 lbs..

Black And Tan Yorkshire Terriers (Traditional)
Traditional Yorkies are still just as popular today as they were back in the 1800s. In most Traditional Yorkies, the puppy coat will grow out to reveal a blue/tan or blue/gold adult coat. If the puppy coat does not break, the adult dog will carry a beautiful black and tan coat for life.

Black And Tan Yorkie Puppies
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.

Traditional Yorkshire Terriers are born with two distinct colors – black and tan. If the puppy carries the parti-colored gene, they may have beautiful white markings on their chest or feet.

Black White And Tan Parti Yorkie Puppy
Black, White, And Tan Parti Yorkie Puppy

Rare And Exotic Yorkshire Terriers
Yorkies nowadays may display a wide range of colors different from the standard ones. The parents of such puppies are carrying certain recessive genes which lead to the puppies having such unique colors. These include parti-colored Yorkies, gold sable Yorkies, and chocolate colored yorkes.

Parti Yorkshire Terriers
Parti-colored Yorkies are often mistaken for a new color variation. However, these beautiful creatures have been around since at least the early 1800s. Yorkie breeders in the early 19th century were known to discretely sell any Parti Yorkies born out the back door, as they were rare and unusual. At that time, it was not understood why the occasional tri-colored Yorkie could be born from two black and tan parents. However, with the advancement of DNA and genetic testing, it was discovered that the Parti Yorkie is a purebred Yorkshire Terrier. A parti-colored Yorkie can display only when two recessive genes are present in the puppy, one from each parent. A Yorkshire Terrier that does not carry the Parti-color gene cannot produce Parti-colored puppies. After thoroughly  researching their history and conducting DNA tests, the AKC concluded that the Parti Yorkies are indeed purebred Yorkshire Terriers differing only in a recessive gene that codes for their exotic coat color. Parti Yorkies most commonly have black, white, and tan coloring. However, here at Blueberry Brook Yorkies, we have also been successful in breeding Chocolate Parti Yorkies and Golden Parti Yorkies. 

Golden Sable Blonde Yorkie
Golden Sable Yorkie Puppy

Golden Yorkshire Terriers (Tan, Sable, Blonde)
Golden Yorkies (also known as Blonde Yorkies or Sable Yorkies) are extremely rare. They are born with a solid golden color or gold with white markings. For example, they may be solid gold with a white chest or white feet. Golden Yorkshire Terriers can have varying shades and variations of the gold color – from a light blonde to a deep rich golden. For registration purposes, the AKC designates the golden color as tan. 

Chocolate Yorkshire Terriers

Whereas traditional Yorkies are born black and tan, Chocolate Yorkies are born solid brown with tan markings. The Chocolate coloring occurs when both puppy parents carry the recessive Chocolate gene.
Chocolate Yorkies are registered with the AKC as having either Brown, Liver, or Chocolate coloring. Chocolate Yorkshire Terriers have the same temperament seen in the traditional, Parti and Golden Yorkies.

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Chocolate Yorkie Puppy With White Markings