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This page was last updated: September 24, 2012
Chocolate Havanese coat can vary from very light Cafe au Lait milk chocolate to a darker Bittersweet chocolate color so there may be Chocolate Sable, Chocolate Brindle, Chocolate/Tan, Chocolate Silver Havanese. Chocolate can be tinted golden, reddish or ash and come in many shades, from palest milk chocolate to darkest bittersweet chocolate. Chocolate refers to the pigment color and not only the coat color.
True chocolate dogs must have self-colored liver or brown pigment on the nose, lips, pads and eye rims. Chocolate Havanese will have chocolate or clear nails. Chocolate Havanese dogs could not have anything black. All other colors of Havanese must have dark eyes and black pigment on the nose, eye rims, lips and pads.
Nose and eye color combination is the most reliable indicator of whether a dog is actually chocolate or if it just has poor pigmentation. On a true chocolate dog, in addition to the liver pigment, the eye color will be lighter. If your dog's eyes are very dark, almost black with a lighter brownish nose, then what you have is poor pigmentation and not a chocolate. Chocolate color is rare for Havanese. Both Havanese parents must carry a chocolate gene in order to produce chocolate puppies.
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