AKC Miniature Schnauzer Colors

AKC Color Codes:

Name                Code

Black                   007

Black & Silver       016

Salt & Pepper       167

White                   199

Wheaton              224

Parti                    038

Liver                   123

Liver Pepper        498

Liver Tan             124

To register your puppy of a non-traditional color you can send the application to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You must fill out both sides of the registration application, take a clear picture of both sides of the registration application *make sure you can read ALL of the application from the picture*

Tip: When registering your puppy of a non-traditional color with AKC, it is necessary to include two photos with the registration application. The photos must be a front & side view.


You can also send in the registration application in by mail

The address on the envelope as follows:

American Kennel Club

Attention: Special Services

P.O. Box 37902 Raleigh, N.C. 27627-7902

Tip: When registering your puppy of a non-traditional color with AKC, it is necessary to include two photos with the registration application. The photos must be a front & side view.

 

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: Liver, White Chocolate, Liver Parti, Liver 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!

 

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

 

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  • Blacks:

The blacks are exactly what they sound like...black (some may have small white markings). They are born black, they are black and they should remain black (any white markings will blend with the coat and be less noticeable as they age). Some blacks will begin to lighten to a dark gray or fade and have a brown/liver color on the tips of their hair as they 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. 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. White is a registerable color within AKC and can be shown in the International 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) The registration color code for a white is 199.

 

 

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  • Liver:

The coat of the dog is a Liver color (Liver colored dogs can also have White markings on the chest, feet and beard that will blend with the coat and be less noticeable as they age). The nose, pads and eyelids are a Liver color. Also, the eyes are a hazel or green color. The AKC registration code for 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. The AKC registration color code for ALL Parti patterns is 023.

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White Chocolate:
A white chocolate is completely white with a Liver colored nose, pads, and eyelids. The eyes are a hazel green color. The AKC registration code for ALL whites is 199.

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

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  • Liver Parti:

The body of a Liver parti is white with large spots (or a blanket) of Liver with the nose and pads being Liver. The eyes are also a hazel green color. The AKC registration color code for ALL Parti patterns is 023.

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

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  • 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 Liver colored coat. Also, the furnishings are a tan to silver color instead of the bright white of the black and silver. The AKC registration color code for the Liver and Tan is 124.

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  •  Liver/Tan Parti:

Liver/Tan partis are born with brown/tan bodies with liver markings, the brown/tan markings will fade to white/Silver color. The body is often white/Silver with a large blanket of liver. On the other hand, they can have a blanket of liver with spots of white/Silver. The nose, pads, and eyelids are liver. The eyes can be hazel green in color. Also, the eyebrows will be all white/Silver, just like the Liver and Tan. The AKC registration color code for ALL Parti patterns is 023.

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  • Liver Pepper:

The liver pepper is similar to the salt and pepper except that the nose, pads, and eyelids of the liver pepper are Liver colored and the eyes may also be hazel green in color. The AKC registration color code for the Liver Pepper is 498.

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  • Liver and Pepper Parti:

The body of a Liver and pepper parti is Tan/Cream with large spots (or a blanket) of Liver Pepper (that start out brown) with the nose and pads being liver. The eyes can also be brown or hazel green in color. The AKC registration color code for ALL Parti patterns is 023.

 

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