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Fur Color Charts For APBTs/AmStaffs

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Patch O' Pits, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Patch O' Pits

    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

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 25, 2009
  2. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Good post. Thank you!
  3. kiwi

    kiwi 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

    HAMMER Puppy

    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.
  5. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean 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."

    HAMMER Puppy

    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.
  7. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean 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.
  8. apbtkidz

    apbtkidz 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.
  9. alexis rose

    alexis rose Little Dog

    Thank you for posting that! It has helped me a lot!
  10. apbtkidz

    apbtkidz 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.
  11. HAMMER

    HAMMER Puppy

    A little different than what I have read elsewhere about merle dogs but very interesting at that. Thanks for the info.
  12. apbtproud

    apbtproud Little Dog

    Is there another site for the Amstaff Color Chart?
  13. apbtkidz

    apbtkidz Little Dog

    You can go to AKC's web-site & look up the AmStaff's Breed Standered
  14. Wow What a interesting post! Thanks for the info. I never tire reading about APBT, such awesome animals. Thanks so much.
  15. BigDogDel

    BigDogDel Little Dog

    Nice post
  16. ZigZag

    ZigZag Puppy

    Helped a lot thanks
  17. trey01

    trey01 Big Dog

    good post
  18. 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.
  19. Vankuen

    Vankuen Puppy

    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.
  20. Nic.Karas

    Nic.Karas Little Dog

    What about if one of the eyes is blue?

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