Black & Tan
WE HAVE NO DISQUALIFIED COLOURS IN THE UK BREED STANDARD SO DO NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE WHO TELLS YOU THERE ARE. THERE IS ONLY NOW IN 2017 THE NEW INTRODUCTION OF THE BAN AGAINST THE MERLE PATTERN.
BLACK AND TAN CAN BE SHOWN BUT IF THE ARE THEY MUST BE OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY WITH THE FULL CORRECT MARKINGS TO WIN AND I HAVE WON WITH MY B&T's ROSIE AND KODIE UNDER SOME OF THE BEST JUDGES LIKE FRANK KANE AND DEREK HILL WHO GAVE KODIE HIS FIRST RCC. THEY KNOW WHAT THE BREED STANDARD SAYS. AS FAR AS THE KENNEL CLUB ARE CONCERNED BLACK AND TAN IS AN ACCEPTED COLOUR IN OUR COUNTRY AND SHOULD BE JUDGED AS AN EQUAL!!
I WILL HAVE MORE BLACK AND TAN POMS IN THE RING IN THE FUTURE
Black and tan was one of the original ‘colours’ in the first full Pomeranian Breed Standard of 1892. Here are some highlights from various Standards.
From 1892 to 1901 -The following colours are admissible. White, black, blue, brown, black and tan, fawn, sable, red and parti -colours.
In 1901 - The following colours are admissible – white, black, blue or grey, brown, sable or shaded sable (including red, orange or fawn) and parti-colours.
Black and tan, although omitted from colour list was still in the equation as it was referred to in the required nose pigment for the breed.
From 1892 to 1909 Nose – In black, black and tan, or white dogs the nose should be black; in other coloured Pomeranians it may more often be brown or liver-coloured, but in all cases the nose must be self, not parti-coloured, and never white.
In 1906 - The following colours are admissible – white, black, blue or grey, brown, sable, shaded sable, red, orange, fawn and parti-colours.
*In 1909 the Standard began ‘ All whole colours are admissible’…. it then states ‘at present the whole coloured dogs are – white, black, brown –light or dark, blue as pale as possible, orange which should be deep and even in colour as possible, beaver and cream which should have black noses and black rims around the eyes.’ At present implied more colours may be added as the breed developed.
Excluded from the list of ‘whole colours’ were dogs with white or tan markings – now deemed to be ‘decidedly objectionable and should be discouraged’, dogs with white or tan chest, feet and legs also shaded sables and parti-colours.
A salient point is that prior to 1909 the Standard had used the terms ‘objectionable and should be discouraged’ before and made it clear although frowned upon this did not necessarily disqualify a dog. There have never been any disqualifying colours or patterns in the UK Breed Standard.
1892 – 1898 ‘ a few white hairs in any self-colours shall not disqualify, but should be discouraged’.
1898 – 1909 ‘ a few white hairs on a whole coloured dog, shall not absolutely disqualify, but should carry great weight against the dog’
1898 - 1909 ‘ Whole-coloured dogs, with a white foot or feet, leg or legs, are decidedly objectionable, and should be discouraged, and cannot compete as whole coloured specimens’.
1906 – 1909 ‘Oranges must be self coloured throughout, and light shading, though not disqualifying, should be discouraged’.
A clause added in 1901 ‘ a dog with white feet or chest would not be a parti-colour dog’ was modified in 1909 to ‘ a dog with white or tan feet or chest would not be a parti-coloured dog’ - is still in today’s UK Standard.
IF YOU READ THROUGH THE CHANGES MADE IT IS QUITE CLEAR THE AND TAN PATTERN IS AND ALWAYS WAS ALLOWED AND THE WHITE OR TAN MARKINGS HIGHLY OBJECTIONABLE CLEARLY REFERS TO MISMARKS AS IT STATES NOTHING ABOUT TAN OR WHITE ON THE HEAD ONLY CHEST OR FEET WHICH IS WHERE YOU ALWAYS GET MISMARKS ON SOLID COLOUR
Pomeranians with the "& Tan pattern" or "Tan Pointed" come in three base colors - black, brown and blue. All three base colors share the same tan marking pattern.
Pattern: The pattern is sharply defined with Tan points appearing above each eye, on both sides of the muzzle, cheeks, inside of ears, throat, fore chest which has either one very large tan spot or two tan spots called "rosettes" on each side of the chest above the front legs; on all legs and feet, there may be a distinct "pencil mark" line in the base color running lengthwise on the top of each toe on all four feet; the underside of the tail which is on top when the tail is carried over the back; and the pantaloons or skirt. The tan color ranges from a light cream (sometimes referred to as "silver") to a dark mahogany rust. Occasionally there is a lack of the & Tan pattern causing some of the markings to be lost or diminished.
Dogs with any white, other than age graying on the muzzle, with tan markings in areas other than those described here, or without tan markings in the required areas are more correctly referred to as black, brown or blue with tan markings parti color.
Black & Tan
Black & Tan poms are black poms with tan or rust. The undercoat of the base color should be a lighter shade of the base color and the points (eye rims, nose, lips and pads) should be black. In Black & Tan dogs of equal quality, darker rust markings are preferred over lighter tan markings.
Brown & Tan
Brown & Tan, referred to as Chocolate & Tan, include all shades from darkest chocolate to light beaver with tan or rust. They should have brown points, the darkness of the points should be in keeping with the darkness of the base coat color.
Blue & Tan
Blue & Tan poms are blue poms with tan or rust. They should have blue points, the darkness of the points should be in keeping with the darkness of the base coat color.