The current AKC standard for the
December 9, 1996, states the
following under color: All colors, patterns,
and variations thereof are allowed and
must be judged on an equal basis.
& Tan - tan or rust
sharply defined, appearing above each eye
and on muzzle, throat, and forechest, on
all legs and feet and below the tail. The
richer the tan the more desirable;
- the base color is gold, red, or
orange-brindled with strong black cross
Parti-color - is white
with any other color distributed in
patches with a white blaze preferred on
Open Classes at specialty shows may be
divided by color as follows: Open Red,
Orange, Cream, and Sable; Open Black,
Brown, and Blue; Open Any Other Color,
Pattern, or Variation.
AKC designated colors
Photos have been used
with the permission.
Updated: November 06, 2010