To better decribe these colors I've added some of my own definitions and expanded on some of AKC's descriptions (below), to
try and more accurately describe the colorings. Please remember that these colors can be very light or very dark and can vary
with age, but will never loose the highlight saturation.
*** These are for reference purpose only. Please
check the breed standard for the definitive color description. ***
Lilac - Blue with a equal saturation of chocolate highlights.
Lavendar - Apricot to red with a light to medium saturation of blue highlights.
Dog appears pinkish/orange with blue highlights.
*** Please note that according to AKC both of the above colors would be considered chocolate blue
Isabella (blue) - Silver with a equal saturation of fawn.
Isabella (red) - Red with a equal saturation of fawn
Some other interesting colors are:
Blue Fawn - Fawn with a light saturation of blue highlights
Silver Fawn - Fawn with a light saturation of silver highlights
Apricot - Very dilute chocolate to red that resembles the fruit of the same name
Platinum - Very pale cream to blonde with a light saturation of silver or blue
Lavendar cream - Cream with a
light saturation of lavendar highlights
Lilac cream - Cream with
a light saturation of lilac highlights
Red chocolate (red velvet) - Red with a equal
saturation of chocolate highlights
Lemon - a brilliant, medium-saturated
Harlequin merle - Patched or pied coloration,
usually black or gray on white with the characterized marbling effect of dark patches against a lighter background of the
Harlequin - Patched or pied coloration,
usually black or gray (and rarely a dark liver/chocolate) on white. Can have blue or merle eyes.
Mahogany - a medium-saturated, dull,
Parti-Color - Two well-broken colors,
one of which must be white. Colors must be in eual measure (50% color & 50% white)
Roan (also called Belton or Grizzle) -
a blue-gray, iron-gray, chocolate, or red with the fine mixing of the colored hairs with white hairs
wolf sable - Silver or gray with black
tips (no tan, white, or cream anywhere).
Cinnamon - Like the color or the
spice of the same name, this color is a lightly saturated, yellowish brown.
Chestnut - deep, heavily saturated, reddish brown (like the nut
of the same name).
Cafe au Lait - rich, well-saturated
Buff - Off-white to gold
Biscuit - a combination of light gray, yellow, and brown
hues with medium brilliance and saturation (perhaps a gray-yellow)
Albino - A relatively rare, genetically
recessive condition resulting in white hair and pink eyes.
- the alternating bands of light and dark along each hair in the coat.