The Rainbow of Chihuahua Colors



Chihuahua colors, color combinations and markings. Just like us they come in such a variety of colors.

Solid Colors

Black
Chocolate
Cream
Fawn
Red
Blue
Gold
Silver
White



I haven't included tan in the above list as it is the term generally used for the marking color and not the solid color.

Color Combinations

Many of the above colors combined are possible.

Tricolored

As the name suggests there are three clearly defined colors in the coat. A common combination is black, white and tan.

Brindle

Brindled is a pattern where streaks darker than the base coat color run through the dogs coat in a striped effect. Common colors are black, chocolate and fawn.



Sable

Sabling is a lighter color coat with darker colored tips on the hair

Saddle

This is a darker patch of hair on the back just like a saddle.

Mask

This is when the muzzle and sometimes further around the face and up to the ears have a darker pigment. Commonly black but can also be red (brown) or blue.

merle chihuahua puppy

Merle (Dapple)

This is a solid base color with speckles of another color, commonly blue or red. Some merles have unusually colored eyes and this is due to the merle gene affecting the pigment. There is some controversy around merle Chihuahuas as they can experience hearing and sight problems because of the gene they carry.



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