Yes, there are all-black yorkies, though they are extremely rare compared to other yorkie coat colors. Yorkie coats are usually made up of two colors – black, blue, tan or gold. Yorkie puppies are born in a variation of black colors with tan points across their head, legs and tail. It is rare to see yorkies which are just one color.
The following will detail the standard color of yorkie coats, the rare all-black yorkies and the different types of yorkies and mixes.
Table of Contents
- Can Yorkies Be All-Black?
- Are All Yorkie Puppies Born Black?
- What Is an All-Black Yorkie?
- What Color Coats Can Yorkies Have?
- Is There Such A Thing as A Blue Yorkie?
- Can Yorkie Coats Change Color From Black Over Time?
- What is Unique About Yorkie Coats?
- What Are the Physical Yorkie Characteristics?
- Are There Different Kinds of Yorkies?
- Why Are Yorkies a Popular Mix Breed?
Can Yorkies Be All-Black?
Yorkies can be purebred and all-black, though it is extremely rare. In most cases yorkies will also have a tiny bit of tan fur on them too. In most cases, an all-black yorkie will be the result of breeding a yorkie with another dog with black fur. In this case the dog would not be considered a purebred Yorkshire terrier.
Are All Yorkie Puppies Born Black?
Yorkies are born in two distinct colors – black and tan. They will have a black body overall with tan points – the size and situation of which varies from puppy to puppy. The tan parts are usually on the ears, head, muzzle, legs and tail. Aside from the rare all-black yorkie, yorkie puppies are never usually born with just one color.
What Is an All-Black Yorkie?
An all-black yorkie is a Yorkshire terrier that has a completely black coat. It is extremely rare for yorkies to be all black and just one color, as their coats are usually made up of two colors – black, gold, tan or blue. All-black yorkies are sometimes purebred and are also the combination of mixing a yorkie with another black breed.
What Color Coats Can Yorkies Have?
The American Kennel Club states that the standard Yorkshire terrier breed has a coat that is a variation of four colors – black, blue, gold and tan. This standard also allows for a small white spot on the chest of the yorkie one inch or less in length. Otherwise yorkies are solid in color and do not have patterns or markings.
Is There Such A Thing as A Blue Yorkie?
Blue is one of the standard colors that yorkie coats are made up of – these are blue, black, tan and gold. The blue is not a bright primary color blue but is more of a blackish blue or a greyish blue. Yorkshire terriers are the only dog breed which carries this blue coat gene.
Can Yorkie Coats Change Color From Black Over Time?
As yorkies grow up, their colors change. The black coat gene that is most present in puppies genetically gets lighter over time, becoming more blue, grey or silver. This change of colors depends on your dogs genetic makeup and the dominant or recessive coat genes they inherited from their parents.
What is Unique About Yorkie Coats?
Yorkie coats are different to other dog coats, as they are more similar in texture to human hair than fur. This is because yorkies do not have an undercoat, making the hair long, straight, silky and smooth. They need daily brushing and frequent grooming to prevent tangling. An incredible feature of yorkie coats is that they are hypoallergenic.
What Are the Physical Yorkie Characteristics?
Yorkshire terriers are small terriers which originated in the United Kingdom. They are small dogs, around 21cm only in height and 3.2kgs in weight – stated by Royal Canin. They have small triangle shaped ears, a flat face and a short muzzle. They live to be around 16 years old on average, though they can live longer.
Are There Different Kinds of Yorkies?
There is the standard purebred Yorkshire terrier which is stated above by the American kennel club, yet there are different kinds of yorkies dependent on size and color.
- All-Black Yorkie
- Parti Yorkie
- Mismarked Yorkie
- Teacup Yorkie
- Teddy Bear Yorkie
- Biewer Terrier
What Is a Parti Yorkie?
Parti Yorkies are particolor, or tri-colored, meaning their coats are made up of three different colors. As standard Yorkie coats only have two colors, these dogs deviate from this which is rare, yet these dogs are still purebred Yorkshire terriers. The parti colors can be the standard blue, black, tan or gold as well as white or chocolate.
What Is a Mismarked Yorkie Breed?
Mismarked yorkies do not meet the standard coat requirements put forward by The American Kennel Club. They will have different colors in their coats such as white, chocolate, or red. Either that or they will have patterns or markings and not be solid colors.
What Are Designer Yorkie Mixes?
Designer Yorkies are a mixed breed between a Yorkshire terrier and another dog breed. Yorkies are mixed with many other popular dog breeds to blend the characteristics and personality traits of both. These are intelligent, affectionate and cute, small breeds that are popular pets.
Which Breeds of Dog Are Mixed with Yorkies?
- Yorki-Poo –Toy Poodle
- Yorkie Pom – Pomeranian
- Yorktese/Morkie – Maltese
- Yorkinese – Pekingese
- Chorkie – Chihuahua
- Shorkie –Shih Tzu
- Scorkie – Scottish Terrier
- Snorkie – Miniature Schnauzer
- Dorkie –Dachshund
- Borkie – Beagle
- Corkie – Cocker Spaniel
- Yorkie Russell – Jack Russell
- Yorkie Bichon – Bichon Frise
- Boston Yorkie – Boston Terrier
- King Charles Yorkie – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Yorkeltie – Shetland Sheepdog
- Pugshire – Pug
- Goldenshire – Golden Retriever
- Fourche Terrier – West Highland Terrier
Why Are Yorkies a Popular Mix Breed?
Yorkies are a popular breed as they are not just tiny and cute dogs, but they have a lot of desirable traits. They are affectionate, energetic, intelligent, and loyal – perfect for lapdogs or little watchdogs. By mixing a yorkie with another breed with desirable qualities, a whole variety of loving dogs derived from the yorkie can be enjoyed by owners.
Do Yorkies Make Good Pets?
Yorkies are a very popular breed – they are loyal, affectionate and full of character. They are small dogs suited for a variety of houses or flats without gardens, and a short walk suffices as daily exercise. They are well suited to be lapdogs as they are very loving. Though they can also be feisty and stubborn!