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Coat color of the Papillon is a subject that is discussed, debated and mentioned again and again by Papillon and Phalene breeders.  This is one subject that we all agree that we don't agree on.  The coat color has many interpretations by the individual owners.  This page is to help people understand what color their dog may be or to help someone figure out what AKC register able color they should use on the AKC portion of the Papillon individual registration.

 

AKC Papillon Standard that reference coat color

COLOR - Always parti-color, white with patches of any color. On the head color other than white must cover both ears, back and front, and extend without interruption from the ears over both eyes. A clearly defined white blaze and noseband are preferred to a solidly marked head. Symmetry of facial markings is desirable. The size, shape, placement or absence of patches on the body are without importance. Papillons maybe any parti-color, provided nose, eye rims and lips are well-pigmented black. Among the colors there is no preference.

The following faults shall be severely penalized. (1) Nose not black. (2) Color other than white not covering both ears, back and front, or not extending from the ears over both eyes. A slight extension of the white collar onto the base of the ears or a few white hairs interspersed among the color, shall not be penalized provid- ed the butterfly appearance is not sacrificed.

Disqualification - An all white dog or a dog with no white.

 

Papillon
AKC Recognized Coat Colors
 

Description

Code

Black Brown & White 022
Black Red & White 027
Brown & White 063
Fawn & White 086
Red 140
Red White& Sable 158
Sable 164
White 199
White & Black 202
White & Lemon 211
White & Liver 212
White & Red 214
White & Sable 215
White & Silver 216
White Black & Tan 219

AKC Recognized Markings

(can be used along with the colors)

Description

Code

Black Markings

002

Black Mask

004

Red Markings

023

Sable

026

Tan Markings

012

   Papillons and the AKC Color and the Coat Color Description (Nickname color)

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AKC Color:#7

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AKC Color: #11

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AKC Color:#19

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AKC Color: #27

AKC Color: #28

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More Information about coat color.

 

The dog pictured above appears to be Black white and tan or Tri, by his face markings, but  has no tan vent.  Upon close observations of the coat, pictured right, it is easy to see that he actually has a banded sable hair shaft that changes from red near the body to black on the ends.  This dog is actually a Sable and White.

Some people would describe this dog pictured above as a Hound Tri and would register it as Black,  White and Tan.  This dog has no tri vent marking and the coat on the body is actually a sable banded hair shaft.  This dog is a sable and white with a few silver fringes.
 
 
 

This dog pictured above could be described as a hound tri,  Body patches on a Hound Tri are supposed to be all black.  This dog should be registered has Black, White and Tan.

The Red dog pictured above appears to be Red and White.  Looking closely at this dogs body patches there is red hair with small amounts of banded sable hair mixed in.  This dog could be registered as Red, White & Sable. While other feel 1 sable hair, makes the dogs Sable and White.

 

 

Liver Pigment

Below are examples of Liver Pigmented dogs with different shades of coat colors 
In Conformation Shows, Liver pigment is a severe fault.
Lemon coated with Liver Pigment Light liver with Liver Pigment
Back is a darker liver, Front is a Black pigment  red, white & sable

 
 
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