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Sheltie Colors


Sable and White
Often a paler sable than the counterpart at right

photo courtesy Skyehaven Shelties


Black factored sable and white

Usually a mahogany colour with black overlay


photo courtesy Skyehaven Shelties


Sable Merle and White
Usually has silvery hair on edges of ears which may be the only identifying color trait.  Merling in coat of pure for sable merle may not be evident. eyes may be brown, blue or merled.


photo courtesy Skyehaven Shelties


Black factored and white factored
sable merle - may be a pinto/piebald or double merle
Note presence of silvery merling on face and body. Merling more obvious than in pure for sable merle pictured to left.

 


Black white and tan (also known as tricolor)

Note tan markings on face and upper leg areas


photo courtesy Skyehaven Shelties


Black and white (also known as bi-black)

Note absence of tan markings


photo courtesy Skyehaven Shelties


Blue merle white & tan (also known as Blue Merle)
Any shade of grey with black patches, & tan markings


photo courtesy Skyehaven Shelties


Bi-blue merle (also known as bi-blue)

Note absence of tan points


photo courtesy Skyehaven Shelties


Sable headed white


Tricolor headed white

Blue Merle headed white

 


Double dilute/double merle (sometimes hearing and/or sight impaired)
Primarily white including the head

Brindle

Note mixture of black and brown hairs


Dilute Tricolor

Note faded black coat color


Chocolate

This is a variation on the tricolor gene - note tan points above eyes


White head, colored body

 




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