Pug Dog Colors


Pug dog colors vary greatly, and the most popular ones are black and fawn, silver, apricot, and pink. Read on for tips on what makes these four colors unique and what makes each one the perfect choice for your family. If you’re still undecided, consider these suggestions for colors that will make your new friend stand out in the show ring. Here are some examples of these color combinations.

Black and fawn

Pug dog colors come in two main varieties: black and fawn. Black Mutts are the opposite of fawns. These dogs have rich, dark black fur. Their ears and face are also black. The fawn Pugs also have some black hairs on their face, but this is usually a faint haze. In addition to the different shades of black fur, the black Mutts also have some gray hairs on their face and body.

Fawn Pugs are the most common of all Pug dog colors, though they also vary in shades. Fawn Pugs are mostly fawn, with small black markings around their ears. Black Pugs have black muzzles, ears, and feet, while fawns are mostly white. The difference between fawn and black pug dog colors lies in the genetics.

A few of these pug colors are rare. However, many breeders have been experimenting with these colors. Aside from black and fawn pug dog colors, the FCI also recognizes a silver and apricot pug. Silver Pugs are grayish-dark shiny, while some kennel clubs register them as fawn. Pugs have a gene called bb that causes their color. This gene is responsible for other colors, including liver, chocolate, and liver.

If you choose fawn as your pug dog’s color, you should be aware that the fawn color may change as the dog ages. In fact, fawn Pugs might lose a light shade of fawn in their puppyhood. Fawn Pugs with darker hues may become apricot. This is common, but the fawn color may be a bit more prominent in older Pugs. However, fawn Pugs with darker skin will lose a bit of their smuttiness.

When choosing a pug, it is important to choose a color that will match your family’s decor. The parents’ coat color will determine the color of the pup’s offspring. A fawn Pug will not thrive on a black diet. If fawn is dominant in the litter, it will likely be the dominant color. A black pug will probably have a darker coat than the fawn.


Although fawn is the most common color for pugs, black and silver are also common. Black pugs have a rich, dark coat with black ears and muzzle. Some black Pugs have white markings on their chests. Silver Pugs are a darker color than silver, with a grayish sheen on their coats. Rare silver Pugs are apricot or brindle.

The FCI recognizes two different colors for the Silver Pug, along with apricot and fawn. A merle coat is a mixture of black and fawn colors caused by a dominant merle allele in the M-locus. Dogs with one merle and one black pug are heterozygous. Both merles are acceptable colors. However, you should never expect to find a silver Pug in your neighborhood.

Lighter pugs can show smuttiness on certain parts of their bodies. This is called smuttiness and makes the coat look hazy. While it is acceptable for Pugs to have some smuttiness, it is not desirable for the entire body. Smuttiness can be found on the head, saddle, legs, and flanks. Although this is a fault, it does not prevent a dog from competing.

Black and tan Pugs have a black base coat. They usually have a black muzzle and a dark back stripe. Black and tan Pugs are not as common as they once were. They shed less than fawn-colored Pugs. Despite their color, most people mistake a black Pug for a silver one. But the fawn color of the Pug is not indicative of a lack of color.

Although pugs can be any color, silver is the rarest. Purebred Pugs can be blue or black. The brindle color was popular centuries ago, but has since been abandoned. Pugs bred with French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers. Purebred Pugs can still be brindle, but it is not considered good breeding practice. Unless you find a reputable breeder, you are unlikely to find a dog in this coloration.

Although the American Kennel Club recognizes fawn, silver fawn is also considered an official color of Pugs. This color is the lighter version of fawn, with a grayish sheen. The Canadian Kennel Club even recognizes some silver fawn Pugs as a separate color. Platinum-colored pugs have similar coat colors to silver fawn but are deeper in color.


While the AKC only recognizes two basic colors for the Pug, the breed is also recognized in other kennel clubs as apricot, silver, or fawn. Whether your dog has fawn or apricot hair is an individual matter. Nevertheless, the breed can be classified as either apricot or silver-fawn if it is of a standard hue.

An Apricot Pug is not known to be a rowdy or timid breed, although some people mistakenly assume that they are. This is an unfortunate myth, and apricot Pugs are generally not mischievous or shy. However, they do have the potential to be mischievous if properly raised. They should also be groomed regularly. They need to be brushed and cleaned regularly to avoid developing infections.

While the color of apricot pugs may seem similar to fawn, the apricot hue comes from a recessive gene. Therefore, both parents must have the apricot gene for an apricot pug to be born. Appropriate pugs usually have reddish brown hairs lining their skin, and at birth, they are redder than fawn pups. As they age, this red color fades to a peach tone. The color of apricot pug puppies is often more intense than fawn ones, but they can become peach and silver with age.

Appropriate Pugs can come in varying shades of fawn. They may be a rich orangey color or a light shade that is similar to fawn. The apricot color may not be present on the whole body, but patches on the chest are more prominent. Likewise, black Pugs should be a deep, rich black. Unlike fawn pugs, silver Pugs have a cold silver cast that reflects the full moon’s light.

Fawn are the two standard colors of Pugs. Two-thirds of all Pugs are fawn, and they range in shade from light gold to deep apricot. As they can show variations in their coat, apricot and silver Pugs can be difficult to find and breeders must carefully select their breeds. There are no recognized breed standards for apricot and silver Pugs.


If you’ve been debating getting a pink pug, you might be wondering if the price is worth it. Although pink pugs are beautiful, they require special care and may be more expensive than other coat colours. Prices for a pup with pink fur can vary significantly from PS600 to PS750, and can even reach upwards of PS2000. This is not unusual for these dogs, so be prepared to pay a bit more to own a pet in a different hue.

A famous example of a pink pug is Milkshake, a three-year-old pup with a burgeoning modeling career and an impressive social media following. Not only does his color match his personality, but his unique coloring is also a unique feature. The dog’s color is the result of a genetic mutation called Leucism, which causes reduced pigmentation. Although Leucism may sound scary, the pup itself is perfectly healthy.

A pink pug’s coat is the most common, but the breed can also be a variety of other shades. Pugs that display multiple colors are considered “split” and cannot be registered as purebreds. Pugs with pink skin and pink paws are not recognized by all kennel clubs, so it’s best to research before committing to a purchase. The following article provides some helpful information to help you make a decision.

The Silver and Apricot Pug dog colors are also recognized by the FCI. Pugs with merle coats are result of the dominant merle allele at the M-locus. This mutation results in randomly diluted sections of solid black dog coats. There are two types of merles: homozygous and heterozygous. You can choose the color you prefer from the above-mentioned list.

There are also Pugs with albinism, but these are rarely purebred and will need more grooming than other Pugs. In addition to white and black, a pink pug can be affected by albinism. Although rare, albinism affects dogs and is not a cause for concern, it can lead to a variety of health problems. This can include allergies, skin irritation, and even skin cancer.

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