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My puppy shihtzu

by Linzi cooper
(England)





Hi, my little girl has had some puppies and one of them I'm just stuck with what colour he is please could you help, please.

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Hi, Janice Here From Miracle Shih Tzu
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You have an adorable puppy. Congratulations.

It is never easy to determine color in a photography because light can affect the color. It doesn't look as if you've altered the photo with an editor so I'm going to give you my best guess.

The hair color on the first picture looks gray/silver to me. That is not an official color but is often seen in Blues and Lavender puppies.

The next thing to do is look at the nose color and paw pads. It is really hard to tell on the photograph but again, I am leaning towards a Blue or Lavender.

Blue Shih Tzu do not have a solid black nose, mouth, and eye rims. You can definitely see a bluish/grayish tint to the nose if you take the puppy outdoors or use natural light indoors.

The paw pad that was observable on the puppy appeared to have a pinkish/purplish tint. That is why I mentioned Lavender. However, her nose color is not lavender. But it could be Blue.

Blue is a standard color with AKC, but lavender is a dilute version of a liver puppy.

Now, with all that said, I see you are in England and the Shih Tzu standard colors are slightly different from those of the American Kennel Club. The Kennel Club accepts gray and white as a standard color, so that may be what you want to call your puppy.

Look at roots of the hair which will give you a better indication of what the color really is and will be when the puppy reaches adulthood.

I hope I have not confused you more.

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