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Fur Color Charts For APBTs/AmStaffs

Patch O' Pits

Good Dog
This should help you more for those confused over colors :)
Though not every color seems to be pictured this shows many of them to better aid people in knowing what color their dogs are .

APBT and AmStaff color charts:

American Dog Breeders Association

scroll down to the bottom of the litter reg and it lists the colors that can be put on the reg form as per ADBA

American Pit Bull Terrier Network APBT color gallery

AKC color chart

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Little Dog
thank you i have looked at the sites but nothing realy close to her i will get better pics the ons i have that r good are when she was a baby and shes diffrent now
thanks to every one for your help


Is merle a color recognized by the UKC or ADBA? I met a breeder online a few years back he had a yard full of red & blue merle dogs. He was breeding for this rare colored coat. I believe he said they were registered AKC AmStaffs.


Krypto Super Dog
In the ADBA, merle is a major fault.

In the UKC, Merle is a disqualification.

The AKC says this: "Color: Any color, solid, parti, or patched is permissible, but all white, more than 80 per cent white, black and tan, and liver not to be encouraged."


Does the UKC/ADBA frown upon merle dogs because they are not purebred bulldogs? Why is it that almost every merle APBT I have seen has one blue eye? Is merle a birth defect or skin problem? Should merle dogs even be bred? I have heard they have bad eye sight and they dont see very well at night.


Krypto Super Dog
From what I have heard breeding two merle dogs together, or two dogs that have the merle gene can cause some health problems.

I don't know much about it though.


Little Dog
ADBA & UKC stopped accepting Merle a few years ago. I know personally a few of the Judges that fought to have UKC take the color out as a accepted color in thier standard. The Merle color came in when some Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog's got cross bred with the APBT to make a better catch dog:rolleyes:. The ones that looked more like an APBT some how got registered :confused:
I personally would NEVER trust someone that told me they had Merle AmStaff's :eek:
AKC has never accepted Merle as a color for the AmStaff's.......
I hope this helps.


Little Dog
Your welcome. Its been along time since I've been on the message board. If I can help with something, I am very happy to help.


A little different than what I have read elsewhere about merle dogs but very interesting at that. Thanks for the info.
I was told Sinatra was a Fawn Bluie but he seems in middle of fawn / chocolate bluie ... Can maybe someone clarify this for me? I would appreciate it.


Lexi looks plain old Fawn to me...but Brina...she's blue with very light shades of fawn mixed in--sorta like highlights. So would she be a blue fawn? In the photos it shows blue fawn as a light colored dog.