Colors & Patterns Corgis

13 Colors and Patterns of Corgis

Corgis come in two varieties (Pembroke and Cardigan), each with its own set of colors. But it makes no difference whether he is a Pembroke or a Cardigan Corgi. Because in this comprehensive analysis, we will go over all you need to know about all of the Corgi colors and the variances between them.

Whatever color or breed you choose, they all require the same grooming schedule. Their thick, double-coated coats necessitate frequent brushing to keep them looking healthy and matt-free. A de-shedding tool is the greatest weapon for dealing with the Corgi’s puffy coat. Brush your Corgi every other day, but luckily, this fancy pup enjoys regular grooming.

According to American Kennel Club, there are 4 recognized colors for Pembroke and 1 marking while Cardigan 5 recognized colors and 3 markings.

Cardigan Colors and Marking


Red Cardigan

This chap is a blend of red and white. His red will range from deep red to light fawn, and as a puppy, he may have sable markings.


Fawn Pembroke

The Cardigan sable is a red, brown, and black blend. They may have the widow’s peak, and their shoulders and back are typically darker in color.

Red Brindle

Red Brindle Cardigan

It features a brown base color that is then striped with dark brown or black. Known colloquially as the tiger coat. Brindle Corgis can also have tan streaks over their bodies.

Black Brindle & Black Brindle Points

Black Brindle Point Cardigan

Cardigan in black Corgi is mostly black with white markings on his body. Corgis in this coat appear to be little Border Collies. Black Corgis sometimes have tan patches on their bodies.

Black Tan

Black Tan Cardigan

Blue Merle Tan

Blue Merle Tan Cardigan

Because of its distinctiveness and scarcity, this is a popular color. This color appears marbled with grey and black, or grey with black patches in a piebald pattern. Corgis with this coat color are permitted to have blue or different colored eyes. They can also have a butterfly nose instead of the typical black nose, which includes pink patches.

If a breeder sells a Pembroke Corgi with a merle coat colors, the dog is not purebred. It’s either a hybrid pup crossed with a Cardigan Corgi or another mixed breed entirely. This is a red flag that the breeder isn’t respectable or caring about the welfare of their dog, so avoid them.

Blue Merle Brindle Points

Blue Merle Brindle Point Cardigan

Pembroke Colors and Marking


Red Pembroke

This coat color is available in a number of red tones, ranging from deep red to a mild red, sometimes known as fawn. Some red puppies are born with sable markings that fade to red as they grow older. During puppyhood, it is difficult to know whether they are a true sable or if they will fade, but they are stunning in either case.

Red-headed tricolor

Red Headed Tricolor Pembroke

Because the color across his back is black, this guy is often referred to as a ‘red saddleback.’ It also appears to be a saddle. To be a true red-headed tri-color, he must have red on the top of his head, across his ears, and around his eyes. He may have a little black icing on his head, but it must not overpower the red.

Black-headed tricolor

Black Headed Tricolor Pembroke

He must have black coloration on the top of his head, across his ears, and around his eyes to be a black-headed tri-color. Making him resemble a raccoon. The Corgi has tan markings all over his body, including his face. His undercoat is tan, while his top coat is mostly black.


Sable is a color blend of red, brown, and black, and it has the most distinct coat color of any. Their back and shoulders are mostly black, which is referred to as a black cast. Sables frequently feature a widow’s peak, which is a black marking that arches above his eyes and down towards his muzzle. The red spots are sometimes brown and chestnut.


Simply a lighter red shade.

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