Top 24 Tricolour Dog Breeds
January 21, 2019
Top 24 Tricolour Dog Breeds
If you’re looking for a Tricoloured breed, good news, there are 24 different breeds to choose from! They come in all shapes and sizes and from many regions across the world. While it is vitally important that you choose a dog breed based on a lot more than just the colour of the coat, if you know what you like, we’ve done our best to outline the breeds to ensure that you find the perfect pet for you.
The tricolour pattern is as desirable and as popular with pet owners as they ever have been. Remember, that for a breed to be truly tricolour will have black coats with white and tan marks, points or patches. This doesn’t include dogs with black or tan coats with white markings.
Here’s our run down of the top 24 Tricolour breeds today:
- American Cocker Spaniel
The American Cocker Spaniel is used as both a sporting dog and a family pet. They can come in a variety of colours and variants on the tri colour coat. If you’re looking for a sweet and intelligent dog, the American Cocker Spaniel is the perfect option.
- Australian Shepherd
Tricolour is just one of the variants of the Australian Shepherd breed, Tri colour has never looked sleeker than when seen with the Australian Shepherd, which is a breed with one of the most energetic and attentive personalities.
The Basenji sighthound also comes in tri colour, for anyone looking for a quiet pet, you may want to consider another breed, as the Basenji doesn’t just bark – it sings.
- Bassett Hound
Despite the droopy appearance of the Bassett Hound, they are still one of the most popular tri colour breeds around. Although, it has to be said, they are definitely not the smartest!
- Berner Laufhund
The Swedish scent hounds only come in tri colour, unlike with most dog breeds where it is just a variant of the coat colour. They aren’t commonly found as pets due to the amount of genetic health problems which they face.
When it comes to elegant tri coloured hounds, the Borzoi has the rest of the breeds on this list beat! They are one of the only long-legged slim breeds which feature on this list. But can you imagine how cute a tri coloured greyhound would be?
- Brazilian Terrier
Good news for tri colour terrier fans, the Brazilian terrier also makes the list for the not all too uncommon tri colour coat that are found with. Training and socialising the breed may prove to be a difficult task, yet for experienced owners its well worth the effort.
- Bull Terrier
The Bull Terrier is the only bull breed to make the tri colour list, even though they are more commonly found with all white coats, if you’re lucky you may also be able to find the breed in tri colour!
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the most common tri coloured breeds which isn’t often found without the tri colour coating. If you’re looking for a lapdog with a lot of personality, you can’t go far wrong with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
The tiny Mexican breed also comes in tri colour form, they may be slightly rarer than the other coat colours which they are found in, but they do exist!
The Collie has been used for generations upon generations of farmers for their sheepherding ability in the UK, they are renown for their intelligence. Tri Colour is just one coat colour variant, you also get the choice between rough and smooth coated Collies
The Corgi is the favoured dog of the queen of England, alongside the usual fawn colour they come in, they also come in a delightful Tri colour pattern with the adorable eyebrows! Even though they may be suited to living with the Queen, they are incredibly energetic dogs.
- Danish-Swedish Farm dog
The Danish-Swedish Farm dog looks very similar to a Parsons Jack Russell Terrier, they too were bred to hunt vermin, they come in several colours including Tri Colour, and have boundless amounts of energy for anyone looking for a lively pet.
The Drever breed of dog is incredibly rare, so you won’t see many of them around, especially outside their native land of Sweden. The tiny dogs when they are found are usually seen sporting a tri colour coat.
- English Bulldog
Getting your hands on a tri colour English Bulldog is never going to be cheap, in fact, most people aren’t even aware that they also come in tri colour. If you’re looking for a lazy tri coloured dog and you’ve got cash to part with, there’s no better option than the English Bulldog.
- English Coonhound
Even though English Coonhounds do come in tri colour, they’re almost impossible to find, but if you feel like luck is on your side, the stunning working dog come with a brilliant goofy attitude that is sure to win you over!
- English Shepherd
English Shepherds, Collies and Australian Shepherds all come with tri colour as a coat possibility. It has to be said that there are no Tri Colour breeds which pull it off quite as well as this working breed of dog!
- English Toy Spaniel
Since pugs don’t come in tri colour, the next best thing is the tri colour English Toy Spaniel which also looks similar to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, but it’s the next best option if you want a tiny breed to take with you wherever you go!
- Panda Shepherd
Ever seen a Panda Shepherd before? Be prepared to be blown away by the majestic animals. Their strong and graceful agility makes them as desirable as working pets as they are as family pets. Their tri colour markings are remarkably stunning.
Tri colour Papillon dogs aren’t all too rare for the breed, so, finding one won’t be too difficult. The breed got its name for its butterfly shaped ears, as Papillon means butterfly in French where the breed first originated from!
Although the tri colour pom is incredibly rare, they do exist, we promise! The tri colour fur gives their cheeky little fox faces the look of a racoon, and if you are lucky to happen across one, make sure you don’t hesitate to adopt!
Just like the Borzoi, the Saluki also comes in tri colour, and as you would expect them to be, they are absolutely stunning dogs. Good luck keeping up with them when you go on a run with them though!
- Shetland Sheepdog
If you haven’t noticed by now, there are plenty of sheepdog breeds which also come in the tri colour coat colours. As herders they are fantastic, but when it comes to being a family pet they are incredibly shy, despite their high levels of intelligence.
- Swiss Sennenhunds
The Swiss Sennenhunds is a breed of mountain dog which isn’t as large as the other mountain dogs, but it is still infinitely adorable. Especially when it comes in a stunning tri colour coat!