Shetland sheepdogs

bi blue sheltie COLOURS colour sheltie miley


Shetland Sheepdog Standard Colours


Sable
Clear or shaded, any colour from pale gold to deep mahogany, in its shade, rich in tone, marked with varying amounts of white/and or tan

Sable sheltie gold sable sheltie


Tricolour
I
ntense black on body, rich tan markings preferred

Tricolour sheltie



Blue Merle
Clear silvery blue, splashed and marbled with black, rich tan marking preferred but absence not penalised
Heavy black markings, slate or rusty tinge in either top of undercoat highly undesirable; general effect must be blue


blue merle sheltie



Bi black
Black and white
White markings may appear in blaze, collar and chest, frill, legs and tip of tail
Patches of white on body highly undesirable


bi black and white sheltie




Bi blue
Merle and white (no tan)
White markings may appear in blaze, collar and chest, frill, legs and tip of tail


bi blue sheltie




Faults
Rustiness in a black or blue coat. Washed out or degenerate colours, such as pale sable and faded blue. Self-colour in the case of the blue merle, that is, without any merling or mottling and generally appearing as a faded or dilute tri-colour. Conspicuous white body spots. Specimens with more than 50% white shall be so severely penalized as to effectively eliminate them from competition.


Disqualification
Brindle



When breeding Shelties, it is important to note what you can produce when colours are mixed.
Not all colours are safe to breed i
e merle to merle.

standard sheltie colours




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