My brindle and white Champ

by Ann
(Windsor, CT)

5 weeks old

5 weeks old

When I made a decision about my puppy it was because he had a black face and I loved his brindle and white color on his body. I declined to see his parents and that’s my biggest regret. My Champ is now completely one solid tan color. And that color is pretty much the colors of his parents. I would recommend a potential buyer to read everything they can about the dog breed they want. Don’t get me wrong I love my Champnyo pieces but with research, I would have known this was a possibility.

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Hi, Janice Here From Miracle Shih Tzu
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Thank you for sharing the remarkable color changes that your puppy went through. Your advice is spot on and I could not have said it better myself.

If ever in doubt about what a puppy might look like as an adult, there are several things you can do:

1. Ask the breeder

2. View the parents and even the grandparents if they are still around. Often a puppy looks more like a grandparent or even a great-grandparent.

3. Check the color of the hair roots in different places on the body. If you love the dark color the at the hair ends, make sure that color goes down to the roots.

4. Check the hair color at the base of the tail just above the anus.

You might be surprised by what you see. These are not guarantees, but there are fewer surprises if you examine the puppy from the roots out.

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