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Colors of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi

"The outer coat is to be of self colors in red, sable, fawn, black and tan, with or without white markings. White is acceptable on legs, chest, neck (either in part or as a collar), muzzle, underparts, and as a narrow blaze on head."  -- Breed Standard for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi 

PWCCA Color Statement:  The only accepted colors for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi are red, sable, fawn, black and tan with or without white markings.  Brindle and merle in either red or blue are NOT naturally occurring or accepted colors for Pembroke Welsh Corgis.  If a merle or brindle Pembroke Welsh Corgi should appear in the conformation ring, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America asks that the judge withhold a ribbon from that exhibit.

Dogs with body color appearing off-white (sometimes called “champagne” or “silver”) due to insufficient pheomelanin are not light fawn, and despite having normal black nose and eye rim pigmentation, are NOT consistent with the standard. The PWCCA requests that judges not award Champion or Grand Champion points to dogs with this trait.

The photos below depict the variations of the four allowed coat colors.

This photograph depicts a deep red male. All shades of red from fawn to deep red are equally acceptable.

This red and white female is in the middle range of the red color.

This red and white male is in a lighter shade of red that is often referred to as fawn.

This photo depicts a male of the sable color. A dog may be lightly sabled, with just a scattering of black-tipped hairs over the withers, to one who is so heavily sabled that from a distance he almost appears black.

Black and tan color with white markings. This is an example of a "red headed tricolor." The head is predominantly red with some black sprinkled across the top of the skull. The black on the body is often in a "saddle" pattern. Oft

Black and tan color with white markings. The black encompasses his eyes which makes him what is called a "black headed tricolor." Often has more extensive black on the body than a red headed tricolor.

Examples of coats that lack sufficient pheomelanin:

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