Colors and Patterns

 ALL dogs registered with HPA/ACR are required to be within Breed Standards.

Red:

Comes in varying shades from light blonde color to a deep dark mahogany.  Red is the lighter genetic type with NO black tipping on hair.  Stag Red is the darker genetic type with black tips on hairs.  ​Nose can be Black or Brown.  Brown nosed Red is the Red dog expressing they carry the brown gene.

                   Stag Red                                               Brown nosed Light Red                Brown Nosed Dark Red

 

 

Light Red with Black Nose

 

 

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Blue-Fawn:

Blue-Fawn is the dilution of the black hairs on a Stag Red dog instead of the whole coat being diluted.  A blue-fawn has a blue pigmented skin making the coat appear a Peachy cream color.
To be breed standard Blue-Fawns must have Blue noses, blue eye rims and blue paw pads.
Blue-Fawns DO NOT have tan/rust points.

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           Stag Red Merle                                                Red Merle with Brown Nose                 Red Mom with Red Merle and Black and Tan pups

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                                                                                                      Brown and Tan Merle

Tweed:
                          Blue and Tan Merle with Tweed Modifier                                               Brown and Tan Merle with Tweed Modifier
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Merle/Brindle:
This is a dual pattern where the merle and brindle pattern is expressed on the same dog.  The Merle and Brindle genes are located on separate loci’s, therefore it is safe to breed these two patterns together.
Black and Tan Merle/Brindle Harlequin Pinscher
        Black and Tan Merle Tri                                             Black and Tan Tri  Min Pin                                             Blue and Tan Merle Tri                         Harlequin Pinscher                                                                                                                                                 Harlequin Pinscher
Black and Tan Tuxedo Rat Terrier
Black and Tan Merle Piebald Harlequin Pinscher