What makes a Shih Tzu a rare color?

To get a rare color or marking in a Shih Tzu, both parents must carry the recessive gene. See Breeding for Rare Colors. AKC standards specify that black is the color of the eyes, nose and lips of the Shih Tzu, except blue is the color for blue pigmented dogs, and liver (or brown) is the color for liver pigmented dogs.

What kind of spotting does a Shih Tzu have?

Extreme white spotting is the most recessive of the series. The dog may be all white or have patches in specific areas such as the ears and tail. This spotting pattern is ‘pure’ in that it only occurs when there is a double recessive. The Piebald (s ~ spotting gene) is responsible for the sky blue eyed Shih Tzu’s that we see in this breed.

What kind of AKC does serene Shih Tzu have?

AKC Breed Standard for Color and Markings Description Type Code Black S 007 Black & White S 019 Blue S 037

What kind of coat does a blue Shih Tzu have?

The coat can be a wide spectrum of colors in the “Liver” and in the “Blue” Shih Tzu. For a Shih Tzu with black points, the coat color is what determines the classification. All of the dogs on the left below are classified by AKC as “Liver”. All of the dogs on the right below are classified by AKC as “Blue”.

What kind of markings does a Shih Tzu have?

The classic markings of a gold and white, black and white, brindle and white, liver and white, and blue and white Shih Tzu are, a dark colored “bandit look” over the eyes, a white top knot on the forehead, a white area around the neck, four white paws, and some type of white tip on the tail (it may be a small or large marking).

Is there such a thing as a black Shih Tzu?

The liver gene does not allow any black genes to come through. So you will never see a liver and white with black markings or a black nose. A very rare color, harder to find. The nose color must be blue or purplish gray in coloring. gray and white. A unique color. The nose is black. There are many shades of gold.

What kind of hair does a blue Shih Tzu have?

~ Blue or also known as a Maltese Dilute is a dilute of black and will not have any black hairs or pigmentation. Some hair may look black but it will actually be a very dark gunmetal color. All blue colored Shih Tzu’s must have a blue/gunmetal color nose, lips, eye rims and paw pads.