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What Colour Is That ?????
The English Cocker Spaniel is one of the most versatile breeds and probably the hardest decision you will have to make is just which colour to chose! This lovely breed comes in so many different colour combinations - the choice is almost endless.

Possible Colours include the following:

SOLID COLOURS

Solid colours are black, black and tan, sable, liver or shades of red. White feet on a solid are undesirable; a little white on throat is acceptable; but in neither case do these white markings make the dog a parti-colour. In solid colours breeders can get what is referred to as a mismark (eg: white feet, white colllar or perhaps white on the face). In a parti-colour there is no mismark, just undesirable markings such as clown face etc

PARTI COLOURS (aka ROANS)


A parti-colour is either clearly marked, ticked or roaned. The white appearing in combination with black, liver or shades of red. In parti-colours it is preferable that solid markings be broken on the body and more or less evenly distributed; absence of body markings is acceptable. Colours include: Blue Roan, Orange or Golden Roan, , Lemon Roan, Chocolate or Liver Roan, Blue Roan and Tan, Black White and Tan, Liver Roan and Tan, Black and White, Gold and White, Liver/Chocolate and White.
The above colours are basics only, and for example Blue Roans come in many shades and can also be referred to as Light Blue Roan, Dark Blue Roan, Silver Roan etc - so the colour combinations are endless. The above list is a basic guide only.

Tan markings, clearly defined and of rich shade, may appear in conjunction with black, livers and parti-colour combinations of those colours.

 


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