Colors and Markings

As with all dog breeds, Italian Greyhounds come in a variety of colors and markings. Black, blue, chocolate, fawn, red, and white constitute the colors. It should be noted that the only colors marked for disqualification by the AKC are brindle coats or black and tan.

Colors

Black

Black

Black with White

Black with White

Blue with White

Blue with White

Blue Fawn

Blue Fawn

Chocolate

Chocolate

Fawn

Fawn

Red with Black Mask

Red with Black Mask

Red with Minimal White

Red with Minimal White

Red with White

Red with White

Irish

Red Fawn and White

Seal with White

Seal with White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disqualifying Colors

Black and Tan

Black and Tan

Brindle

Brindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Markings

Red with Black Mask – black mask refers to the dark coloring of the muzzle.

Solid/Minimal – the markings are either solid or nearly solid, one color.

Irish – has a complete white collar, white chest, white paws or legs, and white hairs on the tip of the tail.

Wild Irish – same markings as the Irish but with more white on the body, and at times, along the back.

Pied – has a white body with other color markings. Markings can show a solid colored head, or little coloring, or freckling (faint colored spots on the body).

Split Face – one half of the face is one color and the other half is another color.

Red with Black Mask

Red with Black Mask

Solid / Minimal

Solid / Minimal

Irish

Irish

Wild Irish

Wild Irish

Pied

Pied

Split Face