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Shar Pei Colours

Red
Red

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Red Fawn
Red Fawn

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Fawn
Fawn

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Red (Dilute)
Red (Dilute)

The photograph is not intended to show anything other then the colour. Note the lack of pigment, which is perfectly correct. This dog will have a lavender tongue and amber eyes. Also note the 'self coloured' nose This colour is also refered to as a "5 point red"

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Black
Black

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Cream (Pigmented)
Cream (Pigmented)

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Cream (Dilute)
Cream (Dilute)

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Apricot (Dilute)
Apricot (Dilute)

The photograph is not intended to show anything other than the colour. Apricots can vary in shade from pale (as illustrated) to a really rich colour

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Chocolate
Chocolate

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Brown
Brown

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Blue
Blue

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Blue (Dilute)
Blue (Dilute)

The photograph is not intended to show anything other than the colour. Note the lavender pigment on the tongue.

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Lilac
Lilac

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Isabella (OC)
Isabella (OC)

These Shar Pei have a dusty rose colour coat with pale blue masking and shading. The ears and dorsal line may be darker. They have lavender rather than blue tongues. The photograph is intended to illustrate only the colour.

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Isabella Dilute (OC)
Isabella Dilute (OC)

The photograph is only intended to demonstrate the colour. Don't be confused by an Isabella dilute and an Apricot. The Isabella with have a blue hew whereas, the Apricot will just be a rich cream.

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Sable (NBS)
Sable (NBS)

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Flowered (NBS)
Flowered (NBS)

A "Flowered" or "Parti Colour".

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Black & Tan (NBS)
Black & Tan (NBS)
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Chocolate & Tan (NBS)
Chocolate & Tan (NBS)
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Blue & Tan (NBS)
Blue & Tan (NBS)
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The UK KC registration colours for the Shar Pei are as follows:

Breed standard colours

Breed standard colour means that the colour is accepted within the breed standard and is a traditional and well-known colour in this breed.

Breed standard colours in this breed include:

  • Apricot

  • Black

  • Blue

  • Brown

  • Chocolate Dilute

  • Cream

  • Cream Dilute

  • Fawn

  • Five Point Red

  • Red

  • Red Fawn

Non-breed-standard colours
  • Black & Tan (NBS)

  • Black & White Flowered (NBS)

  • Blue & Tan (NBS)

  • Blue & White Flowered (NBS)

  • Brindle

  • Brown & White Flowered (NBS)

  • Chocolate & White Flowered (NBS)

  • Red & White Flowered (NBS)

  • Sable (NBS)

Non-breed-standard colour means that the colour is not accepted within the breed standard and whilst some dogs within the breed may be this colour, it is advised to only select a dog that fits within the breed standards for all points.

Colour is only one consideration when picking a breed or individual dog. Health and temperament should always be a priority over colour.

Other colour/s

'Other' means you consider your puppy to be a colour not currently known within the breed and one that does not appear on either the breed standard or non-breed-standard list. In this instance you would be directed through our registration process to contact a breed club and/or council to support you on identifying and correctly listing the new colour.

Ashowai Shar Pei
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