Breed Information Centre


Current Registration Colours

When searching for any puppy of a pedigree breed it is very important that you read the Breed Standard so that you are aware of the ideal picture of the breed.

The following colours are currently used for registration but some of them may not appear in the Breed Standard. If you think you might be interested in showing your puppy, or you wish to maintain the colours which are considered by serious breed enthusiasts and the Kennel Club to be the correct ones, view the Breed Standard under the ‘Go’ menu.

Badger Pied
Badger Pied Mottle
Black & White
Black & White Mottle
Blue White & Tan
Blue White & Tan Mottle
Colour Not Recognised By KC
Hare Pied
Hare Pied Mottle
Lemon & White
Lemon & White Mottle
Lemon Pied
Lemon Pied Mottle
Red & White
Red & White Mottle
Tan & White
Tan & White Mottle
Tricolour Mottle

Colour Not Recognised in the list above indicates that a colour is not correct as regards the Breed Standard for the breed. The Breed Standard describes the desired colours in the breed, and while other colours may exist, these are considered undesirable in this breed. Undesirable colours may have occurred due to out crossing, or should be avoided if they are known to indicate conditions which can be detrimental to health. It should be noted however that where a colour is known to be detrimental to health the Kennel Club will refuse registration.

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