colors and markings of the chihuahua breed according to akc standards

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chihuahua colors and markings

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:

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:

Description Type Code
Black S 007
Black & Tan S 018
Blue & Tan S 044
Chocolate S 071
Chocolate & Tan S 072
Cream S 076
Fawn S 082
Fawn & White S 086
Red S 140
Black & Red A 014
Black & Silver A 016
Black & White A 019
Black Sabled Fawn A 354
Black Sabled Silver A 353
Blue A 037
Blue & White A 045
Blue Brindled Fawn A 356
Blue Fawn A 036
Chocolate & White A 271
Chocolate Blue A 359
Chocolate Brindled Fawn A 355
Chocolate Sabled Fawn A 358
Cream & White A 077
Fawn Brindled Black A 357
Gold A 091
Gold & White A 092
Red & White A 146
Silver A 176
Silver & White A 182
White A 199
Description Type Code
Black Brindling S 073
Black Mask S 004
Black Sabling S 072
Merle Markings S 035
Spotted On White S 071
White Markings S 014
Black Mask, White Markings A 005
Blue Mask A 006
Cream Markings A 044
Fawn Markings A 008
Red Markings A 023

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