The all black Yorkshire Terrier is exactly as one would expect, a Yorkshire Terrier with an all black coat. Once again the only distinguishing feature between the Traditional black/blue and tan Yorkshire Terrier and the all black Yorkshire Terrier is that the the all black Yorkshire Terrier has no tan points or colouration in it’s coat.
Colour genetics once again play it’s role and to keep it simple in the case of the all black Yorkshire Terrier the all black Yorkshire Terrier carries a dominant black gene which prevents the expression of tan points.
Like the chocolate Yorkshire Terrier the all black Yorkshire Terrier can also have white markings, often on the chin, chest and/or paws.
Although all black Yorkshire Terriers have always existed they are extremely rare as very few are retained for breeding by breeders of Traditional Yorkshire Terrier breeders as the colour does not meet the Kennel Club’s breed standard of the Yorkshire Terrier and therefore cannot be shown in the UK. This is not the case however in Russia & Europe where clubs hold special classes for Yorkshire Terriers of all colours whereby Champion Titles can be earned.