Caramel: A rich Gold/Apricot very much the color of its namesake - caramel through to a deep red - must have rose
Red: A solid, even, rich red color which should have no sprinkling of other colored fibers throughout the coat. A
true Red must not be lighter at the roots than at the tips of the coat. Red can fade somewhat with age, and senior
dogs showing paling of coat should not be penalized.
Apricot/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. 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 Group.
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.
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