Solid white shih tzu puppy by teacup shih tzu and imperial shih tzu puppy breeder Leea Knight of Shih Tzu's by Leea www.abreedabove.net
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SOLID BLACK SHIH TZU HIT COUNTER
picture of a silver gold and white shih tzu
picture of a Silver Gold & White Shih Tzu Puppie
picture of a Gold and White Shih Tzu puppie
Picture of a Liver and White Shih Tzu puppy
Solid white shih tzu puppy by teacup shih tzu and imperial shih tzu puppy breeder Leea Knight of Shih Tzu's by Leea www.abreedabove.net
Picture of a Liver and White Shih Tzu puppy
Picture of a Liver and White Shih Tzu puppy
picture of a black AKC shih tzu puppy
picture of a black imperial shih tzu puppy akc
Picture of a Liver and White Shih Tzu puppy
Picture of a Liver and White Shih Tzu puppy
Picture of a Liver and White Shih Tzu puppy
picture of a solid red shih tzu
This is a picture of a Black & White Shih Tzu with perfect markings.
See how symmetrical the colored spots on her are.   She has a big showy white muzzle and a perfect  full saddle on her back.
Some refur to the saddle as a blanket back because it looks like their is a blanket draped over the back.  One large colored spot covering the back and sides.
She also has a black spot at the base of her tail.  
If you where wanting a Party Shih Tzu to Show, you would want them to be  symmetrical like this.  From head to tail.
Picture of a Black and White Shih Tzu puppy frpm www.abreeabove.net
The different Color Coats and Markings of a Shih Tzu! 

The Shih Tzu comes in a wide variety of colors and markings.
And all colors and markings are equally acceptable, although some colors and markings tend to be more desirable depending on who you are talking too.
 
If you have ever been lucky enough to own a Shih Tzu, one question you my want to ask me is... 
Why did my Shih Tzu's coat change color?  I told the breeder that we wanted a Brindle colored
Shih Tzu and now he is a really light gold...  Where did all the black go?    

If I had a penny for each time I have been asked this question. Lol
Hopefully, after you are through reading our Shih Tzu color coats page you will have a better understanding of the ever changing coat of the Shih Tzu.   

Your Shih Tzu's hair will either fade or lighten over time as the hair continues to grow out until it reaches its true color.  Or it my deepen in color, becoming darker and more vivid with age until reaching its true color .  Or it could band.   Meaning the hair will grow out in different bands of color turning from dark to light to dark.  The banding is uniformed through out the color patch and doesn't effect the white hair. Most of the time a bander will continue to band though out their life.

A knowledgeable breeder should be able to tell you what the coat of one of their babies will do.  This comes from experience over the years.

Below you will find pictures of the different color coats that Shih Tzu's come in enjoy!!!

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Fist I am going to go over the coat colors that are given as chose's for registration by the AKC then I will go over points and pigmentation as well as eye color and the new designer colors that have came about in the past few years.
Shih Tzu's by Leea
Black Mask on a Shih Tzu
Black Markings on a Shih Tzu
Solid White Shih Tzu's
Silver Gold & White Shih Tzu's
Black Gold & Silver Shih Tzu's
Black Gold & White Shih Tzu's
Solid Silver Shih Tzu's
Silver & White Shih Tzu's
Solid Liver Shih Tzu's
Liver & White Shih Tzu's
Gold & White Shih Tzu's
Solid Gold Shih Tzu's
Solid Brindle Shih Tzu's
Brindle & White Shih Tzu's
Solid Blue Shih Tzu's
Blue & White Shih Tzu's
Solid Red Shih Tzu's
Red & White Shih Tzu's
A Solid Black Coat is a color coat chose from the  American Kennel Club for a Shih Tzu.  True Solid Black's hold their color.  They do not fade or band and all four points are black.  The eyes are also dark brown/black.
Solid Black Shih Tzu's
A Black and White Coat is a color coat chose from the  American Kennel Club and is considered to be a Party Coat.  A "Party" is when your Shih Tzu has two or more colors on their coat and each different color forms a spot.  One of the colors is always white.
True Black & White holds their color.  They do not fade or band and all of their points are black.  Shih Tzu's have four Points.  Their nose, lips, rims of their eye's and the pads of their feet.  All four points should be pigmented black.  Eye color is a deep brown/black.
Black & White Shih Tzu's
For a Shih Tzu to be registered Blue and White the points must be Blue not Black. And of coarse be a party.  Its easy to tell if the points are blue on a new born puppy.  They  tend to look lavender and are almost always completely colored in.  As the puppy grows older the points will deepen to a slate or gun medal gray color that has a iridescence to it in the sun light.   
Shih tzu picture of a solid red tiny imperial shih tzu from tiny shih tzu breeder Leea Knight of Shih Tzu's by Leea in Illinois
picture of a Tiny Tea cup shih tzu puppy solid red Bred by AKC shih tzu breeder Leea Knight of Shih Tzu's by Leea from Il.
Picture of a teacup shih tzu puppy for sale from teacup shih tzu breeder Leea Knight of Shih Tzu's by Leea www.shihtzusbyleea.com
This is a picture of a Black & White Shih Tzu with perfect markings.  See how symmetrical the colored spots on her are.   She has a big showy white muzzle and a perfect  full saddle on her back.Some refur to the saddle as a blanket back because it looks like their is a blanket draped over the back.  One large colored spot covering the back and sides. She also has a black spot at the base of her tail.   If you where wanting a Party Shih Tzu to Show, you would want them to be  symmetrical like this.  From head to tail.
Picture of a solid red Imperial Shih Tzu puppy from Tiny Shih Tzu Breeder Leea Knight of Shih Tzu's by Leea in Illinois
When this guy was born his coat appeared to be black but his points where blue.  Knowing that
A Red & White Coat is a color coat chose from the  American Kennel Club for a Shih Tzu.  The Shih Tzu will be White with Red patches of color here and there over the body.  The Red could be a light strawberry blond to a deep mahogany.  All four points are black and the eyes are dark brown/black.
picture of a solid Brindle Imperial Shih Tzu puppy for Tiny Teacup Shih Tzu & Imperial Shih Tzu breeder Leea Knight of Shih Tzu's by Leea www.abreedabove.net
Solid white tiny shih tzu puppy by teacup shih tzu and imperial shih tzu puppy breeder Leea Knight of Shih Tzu's by Leea www.abreedabove.net
picture of a liver & white Shih Tzu Adult some call Chocolate from Teacup shih tzu and imperial shih tzu breeder Leea Knight of Shih Tzu's by Leea www.abreedabove.net
picture of a solid Brindle Imperial Shih Tzu puppy for Tiny Teacup Shih Tzu & Imperial Shih Tzu breeder Leea Knight of Shih Tzu's by Leea www.abreedabove.net