Chihuahua colors: all possible options (+ photo)

Many nurseries in Europe and the USA are engaged in breeding Chihuahua. A large number of puppies for sale gives rise to serious competition. Breeders, they are sellers, do not lag behind the pace of the market and show marketing qualities, and most often the Chihuahua colors are framed like "trump cards". If you go to any market place and look at offers, every second announcement will indicate - unique, chic, rare, unforgettable, etc. color.

Let's start with the basics, that is, with the theory - the official standard of the FCI (International Canine Federation) allows any color of Chihuahua, except (!) Merle. The limitation is explained by concern for the health of the pedigree lines. Incomplete hair dyeing is, roughly speaking, a gene mutation, that is, an exotic color can turn into serious problems with vision and hearing. The abundance of puppies with a color marriage is justified only by the demand of inexperienced owners. People pursue ghostly beauty, the market adjusts to the requirements of customers and ... potentially unhealthy puppies become expensive goods with a rare color.

Note! Color is a concept that combines the combination of the colors of the coat, eyes, skin, nose and claws.

Naturally, nurseries do not have complete freedom of action and some frameworks exist. Genetics of Chihuahua colors suggests a list of preferred colors and so-called markings. Under markings understand the color scheme, which is the same for all colors:

  • Pure color - allows white spots on the chest and toes.
  • Pure color with white marks is a similar option, but the spots are larger, can be located on the head, chest, legs and tail (most often on the tip).
  • White color with spots - when white hair covers more than 80% of the dog’s body area.
  • Tricolor - a color of three colors, the main white, covers more than 50% of the dog’s body area.

Next, consider the color group Chihuahua in terms of actiating. That is, from the point of view of certain signs by which the puppies are "assigned" this or that color.

White - pure color of hair without spots, specks and marks, skin pink, nose and nails black or brown.

The black - pure color without specks and inclusions on the body, small white marks on the chest or fingers are acceptable, the nose and claws are black.

  • White black (white with black marks) - the body is painted black, on the chest and paws there are clear white spots, small marks on the muzzle and tail.
  • Black and white - the main color is white, black spots are large, contrasting, clean, located on the head and body.

Chocolate - The color is saturated brown with a warm, red tint. The color is clean or with marks on the chest and legs.

  • Chocolate with white marks - the main color is chocolate, white marks are clear on the chest and paws, head and tail.
  • White chocolate - the main color is white, the marks are contrasting and large.
  • White and chocolate with speckles - similar to white-chocolate, but on white wool there is a chocolate speck.

Blue - pure, maximum saturated color. Marks on chest and tip of paws are allowed.

  • Blue with white markings - the main color is blue, white spots on the chest, legs, head and tip of the tail.
  • Blue and white - large blue spots on the main white color.
  • White-blue with a speck - large blue spots and specks on the main white color.

Purple - pure lilac color with a pink tint. Small white spots are acceptable on the chest and tips of the paws.

  • Purple with white marks - the main color is lilac, white spots are large, located on the head, legs, tail and chest.
  • Lilac - on the main white color, clear purple spots located on the head and / or body.
  • White and purple with a speck - on a white background, purple spots and specks.

Sable or sable - the main color is fawn, due to the black ends of the hair on the head, shoulders, back and tail, the tone is darkened. The color is solid or with white marks on the chest and / or paws.

  • Sable with white marks - pure color with large white marks on the tail, head, chest and legs.
  • White sable - sable spots on the main white color.

Red sable - the main color is red, on the back, head, shoulders and tail, the ends of the hairs are black. Slight white marks on the chest and fingers are acceptable.

  • Red sable with white marks - on the main red-sable color, contrasting white spots located on the head, legs, chest and tail.
  • White-red sable - on the main white color, large clear spots in sable-red color.

Chocolate sable - the main color is chocolate, the tips of the hair on the back, tail, shoulders and head are black. White spots on the chest and legs are acceptable.

  • Chocolate sable with white marks - clear white marks on the chest, legs, head and tail, the main color is pure.
  • White Chocolate Sable - the main color is white, spots are large, located on the body and / or head.

Chocolate red sable - the main color is chocolate-red or clarified chocolate. On the head and shoulders, along the back and tail, the hairs are darkened, dark brown.

  • Chocolate red sable with white marks - clear white marks on the head, legs, tail and chest.
  • White Chocolate Red Sable - the main color is white, clarified chocolate spots with sable dimming are located on the head or body.

Redhead - the color spectrum is from lightened red to red, the color is clean or with marks on the chest and fingers.

  • Red with white marks - white marks on the head, chest, legs and tail, the main color is red.
  • White-red - the main color is white, red spots on the head and body.
  • White-red with a speck - the main color is white with red specks, spots on the head and body.

Pale yellow - Pure saturated or clarified color with marks on the chest and paws or without them.

  • Fawn with white marks - the main color is fawn, spots are white, clear, located on the head, tail, legs and chest.
  • Fawn - the main color is white, spots are large, fawn.

Blue-fawn - the main color is playful with a blue tint, a blue mask is acceptable, white marks on the chest and legs.

  • Blue-fawn with white markings - fawn color with a blue tint, white spots on the head, tail, legs and chest.
  • White-blue-fawn - the main color is white, markings are fawn with a blue tint, blue or fawn mask is acceptable.

Cream - The color is delicate, light beige, cream or ivory. White spots on the chest and legs are acceptable.

  • Creamy with white marks - the main color is cream, white marks are large, located on the head, chest, legs and tail.
  • Creamy white - the main color is white with smoothly passing cream marks.

Black and tan - the main color is black, tan is red, clarified or red. White spots on the chest or fingers are acceptable.

  • Black with tan and white markings - black and tan color with large white markings on the chest, head, legs and tail.

Chocolate with tan - the main color is brown with a red tint, tinted clarified brown or red. On the chest and fingers, white is acceptable.

  • Chocolate with tan and white markings - chocolate and tan color with clear white spots on the legs, tail, head and chest.

Tan blue - the main color is blue, tan lightened red, harmonious. White is allowed on the chest and paws.

  • Blue with tan and white marks - the main color is blue and tan, white spots on the head, chest, tail and legs.

Purple with tan - the main color is lilac with a pink tinge, tan is a clarified red, harmonious.

  • Purple with tan and white marks - the main color is lilac and tan, white marks on the head, tip of the tail, legs and chest.

Tricolor (tricolor) - the main color is white, the cloak is black, the tan is red. The pattern is symmetrical with clear red marks.

  • Tricolor with specks - black or red specks on the main white color.

Chocolate tricolor - the main color is white, the cloak is brown with a red tint, the lightened red tan.

  • Chocolate tricolor with speckles - on a mainly white background brown or red speckles.

Blue tricolor - the main color is white, the cloak is blue, the lightened red tan.

  • Blue tricolor with specks - on a mostly white background, blue or red specks.

Purple tricolor - the main color is white, the cloak is lilac with a pink tint, the lightened red tan.

  • Violet tricolor with specks - on the main white color is lilac or red specks.

Brindle - two primary colors - fawn of any saturation and black. The pattern can vary significantly from saturated black with fawn tigers to light fawn with narrow, black stripes. Small white spots on the chest and fingers are acceptable.

  • Tiger with white marks - the main color is fawn-brindle of any saturation, white marks on the chest, head, tail and legs.
  • White tiger - the main color is white, fawn-brindle spots are located on the head and / or body.

Chocolate Tiger - the main colors are chocolate of any saturation and clarified fawn. Tigers can have a different shade, from almost black to red. Saturation of tigers is different, suppressing chocolate color with narrow fawn tigers or fawn-red color with chocolate tigers.

  • Chocolate brindle with white marks - the body is painted in chocolate-tiger color, the marks on the chest, legs, head and tail are white.
  • White-chocolate tiger - the main color is white, chocolate-tiger marks on the head and / or body.

Blue tiger - the main colors are two: red-fawn and blue. The intensity of the pattern varies, from saturated blue with narrow fawn stripes, to red-fawn colors with blue tigers.

  • Blue tiger with white markings - The main color is blue with fawn tiger, white marks on the head, chest, tail and legs.
  • Blue and white tiger - the main color is white, the spots are blue with fawn tigers located on the head and body.

Important! Blue merle, merle, marble, blue-marble - these are rare Chihuahua colors that are not approved by any large cynological organization. We especially condemn the so-called double-merle color obtained from the mating of two marble dogs.

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