Illustrated Coat Color - Black & White

Adapted from the "Descriptive Color and Marking Code" of the AMCA.

These examples are for general comparison only. Actual colors, hues, shadings, and patterns will vary by individual dog. Click on the color name for a photographic example of that color.

Black guard hair with black or dark grey undercoat.


Shadings of gold, cream, buff, brown or reddish hues often found on legs, ears, tail and face between white areas of the underbody and the dark color above.

Unofficial Black & White Variants or Names

Blue and White, a dilute black in a bluish gray color.
Agouti, less distinct multi-banded hairs or "wild" color.

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