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Current Registration Colours

When searching for any puppy of a pedigree breed it is very important that you read the Breed Standard so that you are aware of the ideal picture of the breed.

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.

Note: The above information has been obtained online from the UK Kennel Club (KC) website.

End Note: For a pictorial view on some of the Shar Pei colours, please visit our 'Colours' page.

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