Coat Colors and Color Changes in Corgis
Recognized Colors in Pembroke Welsh Corgis
There are 5 recognized coat colors in Pembroke Welsh Corgis being red, sable, fawn, black and tan or Tris. They may or may not have white markings. Tris may be black headed or red headed. Fluffies (Long hair), mismarks (too much white) and bluies (Diluted coat color with a smokey appearance – NOT Merles) are considered faults and these dogs can not be shown. Merles and brindles are coat colors found in Cardigan Welsh Corgis.
Coat Color Changes in Pembroke Welsh Corgis
The coat color in a Corgi puppy will dramatically change in color from the time that it is a puppy until it is an adult. Sometimes it is very hard to determine what color the dog will be as an adult but an experienced breeder will have a good idea about what color they will end up. Below we show you some pictures of coat color change in our own dogs.
Barkley - Red headed Tri
Note how the red came in on his head and body to give the saddle back look as an adult
Lilac - Red headed Tri
Note that she started out with more red as a baby and has more red as an adult
Benson - Sable
Note that he started out with a lot of dark hair and no widows peak but the hair on the edge of his ears was dark. Note the widows peak in the last image.