Breed Information Centre

Border Collie

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.

Black & White
Black Tricolour
Black White & Tan
Blue & White
Blue Merle
Blue Merle & Tan
Blue Merle & White
Blue Sable
Blue Sable & White
Blue Tricolour
Blue Tricolour Merle
Blue White & Tan
Brown & White
Brown Merle
Brown Merle & White
Brown Sable
Brown Sable & White
Brown Tricolour
Brown Tricolour Merle
Brown White & Tan
Chocolate & White
Colour Not Recognised By KC
Gold & White
Gold Merle & White
Gold Sable
Gold Sable & White
Lilac & White
Lilac Merle
Lilac Merle & White
Lilac Tricolour
Lilac Tricolour Merle
Red & White
Red Merle & White
Red Tricolour
Red Tricolour Merle
Red White & Tan
Sable & White
Sable Blue Merle
Sable Merle
Sable Merle & White
Seal & White
Slate & White
Slate Merle
Slate Merle & White
Slate Tricolour Merle

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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