Miniature Schnauzer Puppy Colors

PUPPY COLORS

The American Miniature Schnauzer Club only recognizes 3 colors of Miniature Schnauzers (Salt and Pepper, Black and Silver, and Black), but  the Miniature Schnauzer comes in many different colors: Chocolate (Liver), White Chocolate, Chocolate Parti (Liver Parti), Chocolate and Tan, Liver Pepper, White, Black Parti, Salt and Pepper Parti, and Black and Silver Parti.

All AKC puppies are eligible for registration, but may not be shown in AKC sponsored  shows unless they are Salt and Pepper, Black and Silver, or Black.  Whites (along with the standard colors) can be shown in International competitions with or without cropped ears and tails!  In fact, some countries are making it illegal to show Miniature Schnauzers with cropped ears and tails.
 

Salt and Pepper

Salt and Pepper has many variations to it's shades.  It can be a very dark black, resembling the black and silver, and at the other end of the spectrum, it can be so light that it appears white from a distance. What to look for, to tell the difference, is that ALL salt and peppers have banded hairs.  That means that on the hair, there are 3 shades of gray.  The darkest salt and peppers are called "Dark Salt and Pepper".  The lightest salt and peppers are called Platinum Silvers; they appear white, but have the dark banded hairs within the coat. Most salt and peppers will turn out to be a beautiful silver color and so  some people mistakenly will call them a "Silver".  If you are paying more for a SILVER, you are being taken advantage of....silver is simply the color that all salt and peppers mature to be.

 

Platinum Silver Salt and Pepper Miniature Toy Teacup Schnauzer. Black and Silver dam. Platinum Silver Sire         Salt and Pepper Miniature Toy Teacup Schnauzer. Silver Miniature Schnauzer dam. Platinum Silver Toy Miniature Sire

Platinum Silver (s/p)Newborn               Salt and Pepper(silver) Newborn

 

Platinum Silver Salt and Pepper Miniature Toy Teacup Schnauzer. Black and Silver dam. Platinum Silver Sire        Salt and Pepper Miniature Toy Teacup Schnauzer. Silver Miniature Schnauzer dam. Platinum Silver Toy Miniature Sire

Platinum Silver 8wk old                     Salt/Pepper 8 wk old

 

Platinum Silver Salt and Pepper Miniature Toy Teacup Schnauzer. Black and Silver dam. Platinum Silver Sire       Salt and Pepper Miniature Toy Teacup Schnauzer. Silver Miniature Schnauzer dam. Platinum Silver Toy Miniature Sire

Platinum Silver Adult                          Salt and Pepper Adult

The registration color code for a salt and pepper is 167.

 

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Black and Silver

Black and Silvers can appear much the same as the salt and peppers when they are born, except that the black and silvers have NO brown or copper color behind the ears, on the hocks, nor on the body.  As the black and silver matures, she will keep her solid black body and where she had copper colored accents on the face and feet, they will  begin to lighten until they become a beautiful silver white.  It is acceptable to have a few random white hairs appear on the body as they age, but otherwise, the body should remain a solid black color.  Phantom is a term used to delineate between extremely white markings on the face and furnishings versus very little white on the face and furnishings.  Phantoms tend to fade more quickly than the "old style" black and silvers, although, some are fortunate to have the genetics to keep their dark coats even though they are extreme in their markings.

AKC phantom black and silver Toy Miniature Schnauzer puppy. White chocolate teacup miniature schnauzer dam. Liver pepper parti mini schnauzer champion dams and sires. Supercoated Utah and International

Black and Silver Newborn

 

AKC phantom black and silver Toy Miniature Schnauzer puppy. White chocolate teacup miniature schnauzer dam. Liver pepper parti mini schnauzer champion dams and sires. Supercoated Utah and International

Black and Silver 8wk old

 

AKC phantom black and silver Toy Miniature Schnauzer puppy. White chocolate teacup miniature schnauzer dam. Liver pepper parti mini schnauzer champion dams and sires. Supercoated Utah and International

Black and Silver Adult

 The registration color code for a black/silver is 016.

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Blacks

 

The blacks are exactly what they sound like...solid black.  They are born black, they are black as juveniles, and they should remain black. Some blacks will begin to lighten to a dark gray as they age, but who doesn't turn a  little gray with age?!  Some blacks are able to retain their deep black color throughout their lives.  This is genetic and some have it, but most do not.

 

black mini schnauzer Toy Miniature shnauzers Tcup schnauzers with champion dams and sires. Megacoated Available puppies in Utah and International

Black Newborn

 

black mini schnauzer Toy Miniature shnauzers Tcup schnauzers with champion dams and sires. Megacoated Available puppies in Utah and International

Black 8 Week Old

 

black mini schnauzer Toy Miniature shnauzers Tcup schnauzers with champion dams and sires. Megacoated Available puppies in Utah and International

Black Adult

 The registration color code for a black is 007.

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Whites

Again, whites are exactly what they sound like.  They are born white and will remain white throughout their lives.  They are not born cream or some other color and then turn white. They are not albino, nor is it a defective gene.  The white color is not recognized as a show color by the AMSC, but it is a registerable color within AKC and can be shown in the Internaional shows.  When registering a White (or any other non-traditional color), a front view and side view picture must be sent to AKC along with the registration papers. (This is a rule set up by the AMSC)

 

white Toy miniature schnauzer available puppy. Teacup schnauzers. Mini shnauzers and micro Tcups. champion dam and sire. Megacoated and Supercoated  Utah and International

White Newborns

 

white Toy miniature schnauzer available puppy. Teacup schnauzers. Mini shnauzers and micro Tcups. champion dam and sire. Megacoated and Supercoated  Utah and International

White 8 Week Old

 

white Toy miniature schnauzer available puppy. Teacup schnauzers. Mini shnauzers and micro Tcups. champion dam and sire. Megacoated and Supercoated  Utah and International

White Adult

The registration color code for a white is 199.

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In the last few years, new colors of Miniature Schnauzers have cropped up and have become quite popular.  Most of them are a result of recessive genes and, at times, are quite difficult to produce.  Due to their "different" look, breeders  strive to produce them because the public is always looking for that unique puppy that won't look like all the other dogs down the street.  As a result, supply and demand have made these puppies more expensive. 

These "rare colors," as some would call them, include: Chocolate (Liver), Chocolate Parti (Liver Parti), Liver and Tan, Liver Pepper, White Chocolate, Black Parti, Salt and Pepper Parti, Liver and Tan Parti, and Black and Silver Parti.  The Merle IS NOT A SCHNAUZER! Below are pictures of each type of Miniature Schnauzer.

Important Note for AKC Registration of "Rare" Colors...

When registering your puppy with AKC, it is necessary to include two photos (one side view and one front view) along with the official AKC Registration Application. Only the salt/pepper, black/silver, and the black will be registered w/o photos and can be registered online.

 

Chocolate:
The entire coat of the dog is a chocolate color and the nose, pads and eyelids are a chocolate color. Also, the eyes are a hazel or green color.


 

 AKC Chocolate Miniature Toy Schnauzer. Liver Megacoated Teacup Schnauzer dam. Liver pepper Tiny Toy sire. Available puppies in Utah.

Chocolate Newborn

 

AKC Chocolate Miniature Toy Schnauzer. Liver Megacoated Teacup Schnauzer dam. Liver pepper Tiny Toy sire. Available puppies in Utah.

Chocolate 8 Week Old

 

AKC Chocolate Miniature Toy Schnauzer. Liver Megacoated Teacup Schnauzer dam. Liver pepper Tiny Toy sire. Available puppies in Utah.

Chocolate Adult

  The AKC registration code for Chocolate(Liver) is 123. 

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Black and Silver Parti:

The body of a Black and Silver parti is often white with a large blanket of black. On the other hand, they can have a blanket of black with spots of white. The nose, pads, and eyelids are black. The eyes are also brown in color. Also, the eyebrows will be all white, just like the black and silvers. 
 

 black and silver parti Teacup Toy Miniature Schnauzer. White chocolate supercoated toy dam. Liver pepper parti mini schnauzer sire. Champion shnauzers Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Black/Silver Parti Newborn

 

black and silver parti Teacup Toy Miniature Schnauzer. White chocolate supercoated toy dam. Liver pepper parti mini schnauzer sire. Champion shnauzers Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Black/Silver Parti 8 Week Old

 

black and silver parti Teacup Toy Miniature Schnauzer. White chocolate supercoated toy dam. Liver pepper parti mini schnauzer sire. Champion shnauzers Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Black and Silver Parti Adult

 The AKC registration color code for ALL Parti patterns is 023.

 

 White Chocolate:

A white chocolate is completely white with a chocolate colored nose, pads, and eyelids. The eyes are a hazel green color.

 Ultra coat White chocolate Toy Miniature Schnauzer puppies. Platinum liver pepper Megacoated Dam. Chocolate parti supercoated sire. Mini schnauzer Puppies.  shnauzer micro Tcup champion dams and sires.

White Chocolate Newborn
Ultra coat White chocolate Toy Miniature Schnauzer puppies. Platinum liver pepper Megacoated Dam. Chocolate parti supercoated sire. Mini schnauzer Puppies.  shnauzer micro Tcup champion dams and sires.

White Chocolate 8 Week Old

Ultra coat White chocolate Toy Miniature Schnauzer puppies. Platinum liver pepper Megacoated Dam. Chocolate parti supercoated sire. Mini schnauzer Puppies.  shnauzer micro Tcup champion dams and sires.

 The AKC registration code for ALL whites is 199.

 

Salt and Pepper Parti 

The body of a salt and pepper parti is white with large spots (or a blanket) of silver(that start out brown) with the nose and pads being black. The eyes are also brown in color.

Salt and pepper parti Miniature Toy megacoat puppy. Teacup black and silver dam. White chocolate supercoat Sire. Liver pepper phantom parti platinum mini schnauzer  micro champion dams and sires. Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Salt and Pepper Parti Newborn

 

 Salt and pepper parti Miniature Toy megacoat puppy. Teacup black and silver dam. White chocolate supercoat Sire. Liver pepper phantom parti platinum mini schnauzer  micro champion dams and sires. Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Salt and Pepper Parti 8 Week Old

Salt and pepper parti Miniature Toy megacoat puppy. Teacup black and silver dam. White chocolate supercoat Sire. Liver pepper phantom parti platinum mini schnauzer  micro champion dams and sires. Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Salt and Pepper Parti Adult
The AKC registration color code for ALL Parti patterns is 023.

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Chocolate Parti

The body of a Chocolate parti is white with large spots (or a blanket) of Chocolate with the nose and pads being Chocolate. The eyes are also a hazel green color.

AKC Toy Miniature Schnauzer chocolate liver pepper puppy. Phantom liver parti dam. Phantom Black and Silver mini schnauzer sire. schnauzers shnauzers micro Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated

Chocolate Parti Newborn

AKC Toy Miniature Schnauzer chocolate liver pepper puppy. Phantom liver parti dam. Phantom Black and Silver mini schnauzer sire. schnauzers shnauzers micro Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated

Chocolate Parti 4 Week Old

 

AKC Toy Miniature Schnauzer chocolate liver pepper puppy. Phantom liver parti dam. Phantom Black and Silver mini schnauzer sire. schnauzers shnauzers micro Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated

Chocolate Parti Adult

The AKC registration color code for ALL Parti patterns is 023.


Black Parti:

The body of a black parti is white with large spots (or a blanket) of black with the nose and pads being black. The eyes are brown. 

black parti Toy Teacup Miniature Schnauzer mini schnauzer puppies. Schnauzers Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Black Parti New Born

black parti Toy Teacup Miniature Schnauzer mini schnauzer puppies. Schnauzers Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Black Parti 8 Week Old

black parti Toy Teacup Miniature Schnauzer mini schnauzer puppies. Schnauzers Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Black Parti Adult

 

The AKC registration color code for ALL Parti patterns is 023


 Liver and Tan:

A liver and tan is the same as a black and silver except where the black and silver is black, the liver and tan has a chocolate colored coat.  Also, the furnishings are a tan to silver color instead of the bright white of the black and silver.

Liver and tan Miniature Toy Teacup Schnauzer puppy. Black and silver dam. White chocolate Sire. Liver pepper parti siblings. Mini schnauzer Utah. International schnauzers. Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Liver and Tan New Born

Liver and tan Miniature Toy Teacup Schnauzer puppy. Black and silver dam. White chocolate Sire. Liver pepper parti siblings. Mini schnauzer Utah. International schnauzers. Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Liver and Tan 8 Week Old

Liver and tan Miniature Toy Teacup Schnauzer puppy. Black and silver dam. White chocolate Sire. Liver pepper parti siblings. Mini schnauzer Utah. International schnauzers. Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Liver and Tan Adult

The AKC registration color code for the Liver and Tan is 124.


Liver Pepper:

The liver pepper is similar to the salt and pepper except that the nose, pads, and eyelids of the liver pepper are chocolate colored and the eyes may also be hazel green in color. 

AKC Liver pepper brown phantom parti Toy Miniature Schnauzer puppies. Platinum silver toy mini schnauzer dam. Phantom Black and silver micro champion Teacup schnauzer sire. Megacoated brown shnauzers. micro Tcup dams and sires. Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Liver Pepper New Born

AKC Liver pepper brown phantom parti Toy Miniature Schnauzer puppies. Platinum silver toy mini schnauzer dam. Phantom Black and silver micro champion Teacup schnauzer sire. Megacoated brown shnauzers. micro Tcup dams and sires. Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Liver Pepper 8 Week Old

AKC Liver pepper brown phantom parti Toy Miniature Schnauzer puppies. Platinum silver toy mini schnauzer dam. Phantom Black and silver micro champion Teacup schnauzer sire. Megacoated brown shnauzers. micro Tcup dams and sires. Miniature Toy Teacup Tcup Megacoated Supercoated Ultracoated Royal Utah International

Platinum Liver Pepper Adult

The AKC registration color code for the Liver Pepper is 498.