· Fawn and red in various shades, ranging from cream to reddish brown
· Grey shaded
· Chocolate brown in various shades
White markings always accompany the main colour, lighter shading often occurs on the underside of the dog, from throat to tip of tail.
On grey shaded dogs and quite often on fawn and red dogs a dark mask, dark tips to the outer hairs and dark hairs in the coat occur (dark overlay/sable).
Black and chocolate brown dogs most often have traditional tan markings in any of the various fawn colours on the cheeks, over the eyes (eyebrows), below the tail, on the underside of the tail and on the legs.
Pied dogs have patches of colour on the body on a white background, and can also have the accompanying white markings. The patches of colour, which can vary in size, should predominate.
The white markings, which are often irregular, are a blaze or a part of the face, collar, chest, socks of varying length and tip of tail.
Colour on or near the ears is preferred.