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What You Need To Know About Parti Yorkies

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The traditional color of a Parti Yorkie is Black, Tan and White. Since 2000, AKC included the Parti classification for Yorkshire Terriers.. There are many different color combinations that can occur in Parti Yorkshire Terriers. A few examples are Golden Parti and Chocolate Parti Yorkies. As breeders better understand the genetics of Yorkies I believe their will become even more colors or shades of parti colored yorkies for sale. As an example I have already seen a Black and White Parti Yorkshire Terrier which doesn't have any Tan.

There is much debate as to whether Parti Yorkies are even true Yorkies. I can’t prove that the Parti Colored Yorkies line wasn’t as a result of breeding a Yorkie to another breed of dog, that is the responsibility of AKC. What I can show is that there is a probably of this color occurring in the Yorkshire Terrier.

How The Breed Was Formed

Sue James, sue@b-jam.demon.co.uk

Today's Yorkshire Terrier is very different from the early Yorkshire Terriers of the North of England. There are varying accounts of the origins of this breed and its development. I have tried to give the most accurate, and most widely agreed upon history of the Yorkshire Terrier assembled from books and publications written be reliable and experienced fanciers of the breed in the UK.

Before 1750, most British people worked in agriculture. The onset of the Industrial Revolution brought great changes to family life. In Yorkshire, small communities grew up around coal mines, textile mills and factories. People were drawn to these areas to seek work from as far away as Scotland. They brought with them a breed known as the Clydesdale Terrier, or Paisley Terrier. These were primarily working dogs, much larger than today's Yorkies, and were used for catching rats and other small mammals.

These terriers were inevitably crossed with other types of terrier, probably the English Black and Tan Toy Terrier, and the Skye Terrier; it is also thought that at some stage the Maltese Terrier was crossed with these breeds to help produce long coats. As the outline of the Maltese resembles that of many of today's Yorkies, this is very likely. Unfortunately, no records in the form of Pedigrees exist to confirm these crosses (possibly because of the poor level of literacy in these times), but a great deal is known about the type of people who bred them, and there can be no doubt that early breeders had a very clear idea of the type of dogs they were attempting to produce. We can see in today's Yorkies how strongly the terrier temperament has been retained.

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Here is an excerpt from Yorkshire Terrier Club of America

Joan Gordon

The facts concerning the origins of the Yorkie are usually presented in modern books as being unknown.

According to many present-day writers Yorkshires were the result of a number of breeds being bred together to produce the desired points.  How anyone could believe, or even imagine, these early fanciers would have bred from a Dandie Dinmont, a breed with an uneven top line; a Maltese, a totally white breed lacking any blue or tan markings or from a smooth coated Manchester Terrier (originally a smooth coated Old English Terrier) is not being realistic.  The name Manchester was not even given to this breed until a later day.  We can only guess this latter breed was named because one of Huddersfield Ben's ancestors was a dog named Albert from Manchester.

One of the troubles in getting the Yorkies origins correct is that each of the three breeds necessary to arrive at the final breed of Yorkshire Terrier are now extinct.

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Our Opinion

What is consistent in both of these articles is that no one can state with absolute proof the origin of the Yorkshire Terrier. Now what is interesting is that in one article they felt that the Maltese Terrier was bred into the line to help produce long coats. The other author said it was unrealistic to have breed a Maltese Terrier into the line because that breed is totally white breed lacking any blue or tan. Now if we look at the terriers that are believed to be the origin of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier as we know today it becomes apparent that there had to be something in the lines to produce the long silky coats we see today and the fact that the Maltese terrier is white doesn’t hold any water. Because of the fact that the genes that control coat texture and control color are separate genes any experienced breeder could have used a Maltese Terrier to improve the coat quality and not change the color of the coat. By doing this would have produced Yorkies that carried the recessive genes for the white color seen in the Parti Yorkies.

This is just one possibility of how the genes responsible for the white color in the Yorkshire Terrier, was introduced in the 1800s.

Breeding

The parti color is a recessive trait. By being a recessive trait a puppy must receive one parti gene from each parent. So to produce parti puppies  each parent must carry one or more parti genes.

Buying

Before looking for AKC Parti Yorkies one must know the size of the Parti Yorkshire Terrier and the color of the Parti puppy they want. We specialize in teacup Yorkies so many of our Parti Color Yorkies for sale are Teacup Parti Yorkies, but we do have standard size Parti Yorkshire Terriers from time to time.

Once you know what you want do your due diligence to find a quality Parti Yorkshire Terrier puppy and a reputable Parti Yorkie Breeder.

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