In a working dog, colour is undoubtedly of secondary importance to construction, but the wide range of colours found in the Cardigan Corgi is one of the attractive features of the breed.


These are the colours accepted by the standard:


All shades of red, sable and brindle.

Tricoulors with or without tan or brindle points.

Blue merle (black and gray; marbled) with or without tan or brindle points.


There is no color preference.

White flashings are usual on the neck (either in part or as a collar),

chest, legs, muzzle, underparts, tip of tail and as a blaze on head.


White on the head should not predominate and should never surround the eyes.

Any color other than specified and/or body color predominantly

white are disqualifications.


Liver and slate blue modifictions of the black in the coat are known,

but these colours are not correct as they lead to brown and slate coloured nose

and eye rims, and light eyes.

Brindle merle and red merle are not accepted coulors.


Both standards state that white should not predominate,

but more extensive white markings are acceptable,

albeit not enouraged, in the US and FCI countries.



Below you will find pictures of the many colour variations .






Brindle is the most common colour, it comes in different shades from red to black.


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