AKC Miniature Schnauzers Colors

AKC Miniature Schnauzers Colors

What Color Do Miniature Schnauzers Come In??

And what is AKC breed standard

The U.S. Miniature Schnauzer Breed Standard Recognize three color: Salt and Pepper, Black and Silver, and Solid Black. These three colors are referred as the only colors recognized. This simply means these three colors are the only allowed colors to meet breed standard and conformation showing. The Solid Black, Salt and Pepper and Black And Silver are the traditional colors for the Miniature Schnauzer Breed.

AKC Miniature Schnauzers Colors

The Miniature Schnauzer comes in a variety of colors which are not breed standards colors. They come in nonstandard colors which are referred to as rare colors.


  1. White
  2. White Chocolate
  3. Platinum Silver
  4. Wheat
  5. Liver or Chocolate
  6. Liver Tan
  7. Liver Pepper
  8. Salt & Pepper Parti
  9. Platinum Silver Parti
  10. Black & Silver Parti
  11. Black Parti
  12. Liver Parti
  13. Liver Tan Parti
  14. Liver Pepper Parti

The American Kennel Club (AKC) does recognize nonstandard colors and does register the nonstandard colors as purebred Miniature Schnauzers.

Nonstandard colors are allowed to participate in AKC sanctions events

except Conformation Showing.


Registering Nonstandard Colors

The AKC requires two picture front view and side view along with your puppy's AKC registration paper work.

All Nonstandard colors need must have two picture full front and Side!

You need to address the envelope to the AKC.


  1. Salt & Pepper-167
  2. Black & Silver-016
  3. Black-007
  4. White-199
  5. Liver Tan-123
  6. Liver Pepper-498
  7. Wheat-224
  8. Parti-038

Please Contact the AKC if you have any questions. They have more information if needed.

Black - AKC color code - 007

Solid Black are entirely Black with a Black undercoat, except they can have a small whit patch on the chest. Know pictures need for Black.

Salt And Pepper AKC color code is 167

Salt and Pepper comes in different shades.

Black and Silver AKC color code 016

The Black and Silver generally follows the same pattern as the Salt and Pepper. The entire Salt and Pepper must be black. The black color in top coat of the black and silver is a true rich color with black under coat. The striped portion is free from any fading or brown tinge and should be dark. You don't need to send pictures when registering the standard colors.


Liver Pepper

Black Parti

Liver or Chocolate

Salt and Pepper

Black and Silver




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