Shar Pei Colours

Red
Shades of Red may vary from red to mahogany to chestnut red.

Name: Pei Attention Bow-Tie (aka Tiam).
A Red Brush Coat Male.

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Red Fawn
Red Fawn can have a dark or pale muzzle.

Name: Pei Attention Got Talent (aka Singha).
A Red Fawn Brush Coat Female.

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Fawn
Fawn is the most common Shar Pei colour and can include Light Fawn, Dark Fawn and Red Fawn.

Name: Pei Attention V.I.P Parking Only (aka Hallon).
A Fawn Brush Coat Female.

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Red Dilute (Five Point Red)
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 referred to as a "5 point red"

Name: Tagri Edcher Ferrari Knyaz Igor (aka Igor).
A Red (Dilute) Horse Coat Male.

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Black
Most black Shar Pei have grey, red, silver, brown or chocolate shadings.

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Cream (Pigmented)
Pigmented creams hardly ever have a solid black nose.

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Cream Dilute
Note the shading on the ears and along the back.

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Apricot Dilute
A distinct apricot colour ranging in shade from light to dark apricot.

Name: Pei Attention Next Top Model (aka Blaise).
An Apricot Dilute Brush Coat Female.

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Chocolate Dilute
Name: Greentree's Pei Lazarvs (aka Lazarvs).
A Chocolate (Dilute) Brush Coat Male.

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Brown
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Blue
Name: SharFarrPei Dragon Warrior (aka Baloo).
A Blue Brush Coat Male.

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Blue Dilute
Usually have lavender pigment on the tongue.

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Lilac
A chocolatey blue dilute colour giving the appearance of purple. Again, the colour is darker in brush coats than in horse coats. (Lilac is the same colour as a Weimaraner) Always found in dilute only.

Name: SharFarrPei Spirit Warrior (aka Kai).
A Lilac Brush Coat Male.

This photograph is an example of the colour only.
Isabella
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.

Name: T'ayBet Bell Gain Attraction In Eyes (aka Pulsar).
An Isabella Horse Coat Male.

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Isabella Dilute
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
Max - A Sable Brush Coat

Sable is one of the most difficult colour classifications in the Shar Pei. A TRUE sable will have a lacing of black hairs over a lighter ground colour (not white). The coat colour is uniform over the body, neck, head and legs.

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Flowered
A "Flowered" or "Parti Colour".

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Chocolate & Tan
Tank - Chocolate & Tan Colour (Brush Coat Male)
Black & Tan
Black and Tan Shar Pei Brush Coat
Blue & Tan
Blue & Tan Shar Pei Horse Coat
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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.

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Lilac

A chocolatey blue dilute colour giving the appearance of purple. Again, the colour is darker in brush coats than in horse coats. (Lilac is the same colour as a Weimaraner) Always found in dilute only. Name: SharFarrPei Spirit Warrior (aka Kai). A Lilac Brush Coat Male. This photograph is an example of the colour only.

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