A black is generally pictured
as "coal black", completely
devoid of any white, red or brown
hairs. The guard hairs are
consistently the same color all over
the dog's body although some
reddening, or "sun burning"
of the coat may appear in those dogs
which spend time outdoors. The
undercoat may be lighter in color
particularly prior to shedding. The points (eye rims, nose, lips
and pads) are black.