Schnauzer Colors

Schnauzer Colors!

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blog - green question Where Do All these Colors Come From?

 Are They Purebred?
 Can You Register All These Colors with AKC? 

 Are you wondering where all these schnauzer colors are coming from?Are these colors even purebred  and can you register them with AKC? The answer is – Yes, AKC does recognize AND does register all  these colors as purebred Schnauzers. Your welcome to contact AKC for more information regarding these colors and their registration. As you choose a puppy, keep in mind that alot of these colors will change over time and look different from 4 weeks old to 4 years old so we encourage you to do your research, and get comfortable with all the colors so you can know what to expect and have alot of  fun picking out your favorite one!

 

 Kalema_adult_4 Black & Silver

 AKC Registration Color Code: 016
 Born with solid black bodies and copper/bronze markings (which will turn a silvery white) on  their eyebrows, muzzle, inside the ears, across the chest, down the legs on the feet and  underneath the tail.  They have black eyes, black pads and a black nose.
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phantom-black-and-silver-vs-black-and-silver-8 What are Phantom Black & Silvers?

The word “phantom” is used to describe how bright the markings are at birth. That’s it. Phantom Black & Silvers Schnauzers are NO different than a Black & Silver Schnauzer.  They are NOT 2 seperate colors.
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liver tan Liver & Tan (chocolate version of a black & silver)

 AKC Registration Color Code: 124
 Born with solid chocolate bodies and cream/tan markings on their eyebrows, muzzle, inside  the ears, across the chest, down the legs on the feet and underneath the tail. They have  Brown OR Green eyes, chocolate pads & a chocolate nose.
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black_karissa Black

 AKC Registration Color Code: 007
 Born with solid black bodies. It is acceptable for black schnauzers to have some white on  their chin, chest and/or tips of their toes. They have Black eyes, black pads and a black nose.
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What is the Difference Between a “Liver” and a “Chocolate?”

Nothing.  The word “liver”  just means chocolate. So a “liver schnauzer” and a “chocolate schnauzer” are the same.

 

 

 

nytiri_103Liver Or Chocolate  (chocolate version of a black)

 AKC Registration Color Code: 123
Chocolate (liver) schnauzers are bascially a brown version of a black schnauzer. Chocolate (liver) schnauzers are born with solid brown bodies. Some white on their chin, chest and/or tips of their toes is acceptable. They have brown or green eyes, chocolate pads a chocolate nose.
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liver-pepper-main Liver (vs) Liver Tan & Liver Pepper

The liver colors often confuse people because they all have brown or green eyes, a chocolate nose, chocolate pads & brown colored hair. So  how do you tell the difference? It’s NOT that one is lighter and the other is darker because they all vary in shade.
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Liver Pepper champange Liver Pepper (chocolate version of salt & pepper)

 AKC Registration Color Code: 498
 Born in a variety of shades from very dark to very light. Liver Peppers have banded hairs of brown/chocolate  that  always fade out into a lighter brown/chocolate as adults. They have brown OR green eyes, chocolate pads and a  chocolate nose.
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Platinum Liver Pepper

Platinum liver peppers are a “chocolate version” of a platinum silver. They are born the color of a brown paper bag and have banded hairs. The fade out so light they appear almost white as adults.  Platinum Liver Peppers have brown or green eyes, chocolate nose and chocolate pads. Alot of new breeders are calling this color “wheatons” but a true wheaton does NOT have banded hairs. Only the salt & pepper schnauzers and liver peppers schnauzers have the banded hairs. More info and photos coming soon….

 

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 Liver Pepper (vs) Salt & Peppers

 These 2 colors can be very difficult to tell apart at birth because both are born the color of a brown paper bag. Both  vary in shade. Both are born with banded hairs. Both have a thick strip down their back. etc…So what IS different  about them.
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azalea_1Salt & Pepper (silver)

 AKC Registration Color Code: 167
 Born in a variety of shades from very dark to very light. Salt and peppers (or silvers) have banded  hairs of gray that always turn silver/gray as adults. They have Black eyes, black pads and a black  nose. They are
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platinum_silver_adults_2 Platinum Silver (NOT the same as a white)

 AKC Registration Color Code: 167
 Platinum silvers are the lightest shade of salt & pepper schnauzers you can find. They are born the color of a brown  paper bag & have banded hairs but instead of turning grey/ silver they turn into a silvery/white. Some platinum  silvers keep alittle bit of faded cream /  off white to their hair color on their skirt while others turn into a  bright silverly / white. They all  have Black  eyes, black pads and a black nose.
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Platinum Silver Parti_FenwickPlatinum Silver Parti

 AKC Registration Color Code: 023
 Remember “Platinum Silvers” are the lightest shade of Salt & Peppers so a Platinum Silver Parti is considered a “salt  and pepper parti.” However, instead of their spots turning gray/ silver they turn silvery/white. Born with black  eyes, black pads and a black nose.
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Winter (Adult) White

 AKC Registration Color Code: 199
 White Schnauzers are born solid white.  Their skin tone underneath their hair has a silver/black tint to  it. They have Black eyes, black pads and a black nose.
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polar bear White Chocolate (chocolate version of a white)

 AKC Registration Color Code: 199
 White Schnauzers are born solid white it’s acceptable for them to have a slight cream tone to them or  even down their spine.. Their skin tone underneath their hair is usually a pinkish hue. They have  brown OR green eyes, chocolate pads and a chocolate nose. Read More & View Photos…

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White Chocolate (vs) White

Yes, they are both white in color but when you put them side by side you can really see a visual difference between them. White Chocolates have green or brown eyes, chocolate nose & chocolate pads with a pinkish hue to their skin-tone. Where your whites have black eyes, black nose, black pads and a darker hue to their skin. 
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Are White Schnauzers Considered a “defect” or a “albino?”

No, absoutley not. Albino is a term that many people find confusing. Some think it is a synonym for white, and refer to any dogs that are white as an “albino” which is clearly not true. If people would take the time to actually research what a “albino” truly is, they would realize they are wrong about alot of white dogs. So just to be clear – White Schnauzers are NOT a defect and they are NOT albino’s. White Schnauzers are extremely popular, healthy & live long lives,   ALOT  more information, photos and even the history of white schnauzers will be posted soon! Check back - it’s very interesting!!!.

 

Salt and Pepper Parti Salt & Pepper Parti

 AKC Registration Color Code: 023
 Salt and Pepper Parti Schnauzers are born with solid white bodies and have brown banded hairs  (which will turn silver).  They have black eyes, black pads and a black nose.
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black parti_michi Black & White Parti

AKC Registration Color Code: 023
Black & White Parti’s are also know as Black Partis.  Born with white bodies and have spots/patches of black. Each Black Parti will vary in pattern. They have black eyes, black pads and a black nose.
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mouse_3 Black & Silver Parti

AKC Registration Color Code: 023
Black & Silver partis are born with all white bodies and have black spots/patches. They are also born with a bronze/copper on their cheeks, eyebrows, under their tail and inside their ears. This bronze/copper color will turn white. They have black eyes, black pads and a black nose.
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blog - blue questionBlack & White Parti (vs) Black & Silver Parti

Alot of families (and even breeders) get confused between a black & white parti (also know as a black parti) and a black & silver parti. The differnce is very simple. A black & white parti is a black schnauzer with “parti” markings. So they are born black & white. A black & silver parti is bascially a black & silver schnauzer with “parti” markings. So they are also born black & white BUT they are born with the bronze markings just like a black & silver schnauzer does at birth.  .Read More & View Photos to Learn…

 

 

chocolate parti_rocaChocolate Parti

AKC Registration Color Code: 023
Chocolate & White Parti’s are also know as Chocolate Partis. Born with white bodies and have spots/patches of chocolate. Each chocolate parti will vary in pattern. They have brown OR green eyes, chocolate pads and a chocolate nose.
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chocolate parti Liver & Tan Parti

AKC Registration Color Code: 023
Liver & tan  partis are born with all white bodies and have chocolate spots/patches.  They are also born with a cream/tan markings on their cheeks, eyebrows, under their tail and inside their ears. This cream/tan markings will turn lighten into what appears light tan or almost white. So liver & tan parti’s end up having bright white eyebrows and cheeks. They have brown OR green eyes, chocolate pads and a chocolate nose.
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chocolate parti_katoWhat is “Ticking?”

If your going to buy any color of “parti” schnauzer you should really understand what “ticking” or “feathering” is because NOT all parti schnauzers have it but the ones that do will change drastically over time. More info and photos coming very soon…..

 

 

 

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Merle

Merle schnauzers are NOT purebreds. However, their are various generations of them which means some will be closer to a purebred schnauzer than others. 

Lots More info & photos coming soon….

 

 

 

How Merle Schnauzers Work…… (their orgins)

1/2 = 50/50
( example: mom is purebred schnauzer. dad is purebred merle breed of dog)

3/4 = 75/25
(example: one of the parents is 1/2. the other parent is full schnauzer)

7/8 = 84/16
(example:  one of the parents is 3/4. the other parent is full schnauzer)

1/16 = 92/8
(example: one parent is 84/16. the other parent is full schnauzer)