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chihuahuas are a unique breed that comes in a variety of beautiful colors and markings. the akc recognizes 29 colors and 11 markings in the chihuahua breed. chihuahuas can be any color, solid, marked, or scattered. several different color combinations exist and can be found in both short haired and long haired chihuahuas. (photo credit: phodography.com)
for show purposes, chihuahuas are classified by type – standard or alternate – as well as by a code, which references the registration application for the chihuahua being shown.
here are the official color and markings for the akc chihuahua breed standards:
chihuahuas are characterized by the american kennel club under the toy group breed and follow these specific show standards:
general appearance – a graceful, alert, swift-moving little dog with saucy expression, compact, and with terrier-like qualities of temperament.