Dogs come in all sizes in each
breed and still remain within the standard for size, however if you are
looking across the ring at a four-pound dog, you want all the parts to fit
and not have the head of a six-or seven-pound dog on a four-pound dog's
body, nor do you want the length of back or the legs of a six- or
seven-pound dog to be on the four-pound dog.
In other words, balance is the
same for each size dog, whether it is four-pounds or six-pounds, or
ninety-pounds. All of the parts starting with the head, down the neck, to
the length of the back, to the length of the legs to be in proportion to
that particular dog. For example, a short-legged, long body, no neck, large
headed Yorkie does not have type or balance...
TYPE: is the characteristic of
each breed that sets them apart from one to another; balance and soundness
are required in all dogs regardless of size...
In the forty years that I have
been in the breed, I have seen many different types of Yorkies, however in
the past few years I feel we are really losing type and the new judges
coming into the breed are finding it very difficult to be consistent in
their placements when judging the Yorkshire Terrier.
Please note the breed type and
consistency within the Turyanne lines as shown in this web site.