Caramel: A rich Gold/Apricot very much the color of its namesake -
caramel through to a deep red - must have rose pigment.
Red: A solid, even, rich red coat
Gold: The color of a ripe apricot on the inside. A true Apricot must not be
lighter at the roots than at the tips of the coat. It can come in varying
shades and may fade as the dog grows older. Senior dogs should not be
penalized for paling of coat color.
Blue: A dark to medium smoky Blue. Blue also belongs to the Rare Color
Group. Blue dogs are born Black but will have Blue skin and undertonings
at a young age. Any other color throughout the Blue is undesirable.
Silver: Born Black but will have more of a grey skin and will develop
individual silver fibers at a young age. Silver dogs can take up to 3 years to
color out and become a beautiful smoky grey through to a light iridescent
platinum and varying shades in between at adulthood. Uneven layering of
color in the silver is normal.
Chocolate: Dark and rich, born almost Black, they maintain a dark
chocolate throughout their lifetime. Color should be even. Any other color
throughout the Chocolate is highly undesirable. Chocolate belongs to the
Rare Color Group.
Cafe': Born Milk Chocolate of varying shades, and have the same gene as
the silver dogs, often taking up to 3 years to fully color out to multi shades
of chocolate, silvery chocolate and silver throughout. When given plenty
of time in the sunshine, they develop stunning highlights.
Lavender: A Definite, even smoky lavender chocolate, giving almost
pink/lilac appearance. Lavender dogs are born Chocolate and can be
difficult to distinguish at a young age. Any other color throughout the
Lavender is highly undesirable. True Lavender belongs to the Rare Color
Parchment: Born Milk Chocolate, will pale to a smoky creamy beige.
Paling usually starts from an early age often as early as 6 weeks. As adults
they can be mistaken for dark smoky Cream from a distance. Parchment
belongs to the Rare Color Group.