Our puppy to adult color changes...
The color around the eyes of the puppy and the root of the hair, on the puppy's side, will give a good indication of what color your new buddy will become!
Most apricot puppies have a lot of black scattered through their coat, on their ears and around their faces. This is called "black tipping" and the majority of it will grow out and be cut away by their second haircut.
Many Bichon Shih Tzus will lighten in color until 3 years of age and after that point, they can actually darken back up a bit. Some dogs change very minimally and will stay nearly the same color from puppyhood to end of life. We can give a good estimate of what color the puppy will change to during the selection process. We've had many families with past experience tell us that they find the changes exciting and whether their dog is dark or light, they are the best pets possible, so they couldn't be happier!