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Beagle Colors

Beagles come in various hues and color combinations; white, black, and brown are the most popular color combinations. According to the AKC (American Kennel Club), beagles come in 25 distinct color combinations, each having 10 hues. These include;

beagle looking at something
Close-up of a purebred Beagle. Pet animal is looking away. Dog against gray background. Vertical studio photography from a DSLR camera. Sharp focus on eyes.
  1. Black
  2. Black & Tan
  3. Black & White
  4. Black, Fawn & White
  5. Black, Red & White
  6. Black, Tan & Bluetick
  7. Black, Tan & Redtick
  8. Black, Tan & White
  9. And more…

We have you covered if you want to know more about Beagle colors! This article will discuss the many color variations of beagles and how unusual and unique they are. We’ll also discuss some unusual color marks on the beagle’s coat.

What Colors Are Beagles?

beagle playing with toy
Adorable mixed breed puppy playing with his toy on mountain

It takes more than finding the appropriate breeder to choose a beagle; you also want to find the best-colored beagle. Beagle coat colors provide a wide range of alternatives for picking a coat that best suits you and your personality.

Even though the 10 colors stated make up all the recognized combinations, we may find several more color combos in beagles since the ten specified colors exist in various hues. Beagles come in a light reddish-orange color and a dark reddish-orange color. Both tints, however, are considered red.

These color combinations are pure beagles, and some are more common than others. Beagles of mixed breeds can come in a variety of patterns and colors. Beagle colors and their rarity includes;

Beagle Colors & Color CombinationsRarity
BlackVery Rare
Black & TanCommon
Black & WhiteRare
Black, Fawn & WhiteCommon
Black, Red & WhiteCommon
Black, Tan & BluetickCommon
Black, Tan & RedtickRare
Black, Tan & WhiteCommon
Black, White & TanCommon
BlueVery Rare
Blue & WhiteVery Rare
Blue, Tan & WhiteCommon
BrownRare
Brown & WhiteCommon
Brown, White & TanCommon
LemonRare
Lemon & WhiteCommon
RedVery Rare
Red & BlackRare
Red & WhiteCommon
Red, Black & WhiteRare
TanVery Rare
Tan & WhiteCommon
WhiteVery Rare
White, Black & TanRare

Two-Toned Beagles

two beagle playing with ball
two beagle dog on a green grass

Two-toned beagles have a coat that is a mix of two hues. Brown-white and lemon-white beagles are particularly popular bi-colors. They’re either entirely white, black, or white and black once they are born. As they grow older, the color begins to emerge. According to the AKC (American Kennel Club), there are ten bi-color beagle combinations:

  • Black and Tan
  • Brown and White
  • Lemon and White
  • Red and White
  • Tan and White
  • Black and White
  • Blue and White
  • Red and Black
  • Ticks (patches/spots of various colors). 
  • Redtick – dark red or mild reddish-orange.
  • Bluetick -bluish-black patches all over their bodies.

Tri-Colored Beagles

Tri-Colored Beagles are Beagles that have a mixture of three distinct hues. Generally, beagles have a darker shade of white and black when they are born; the third color only appears as they age. According to the AKC (American Kennel Club), there are 10 different tri-color beagle combinations, including;

  1. Black, Red & White
  2. Black, Tan & Bluetick
  3. Black, Tan & White
  4. Black, White &Tan
  5. Blue, Tan & White
  6. Brown, White &Tan
  7. Black, Fawn & White
  8. Black, Tan & Redtick
  9. Red, Black & White
  10. White, Black &Tan

The Most Popular Beagle Color Combinations

Let’s look at the most popular beagle color combinations below;

Red

Red Beagles usually have a bi-color or tri-color coat that includes red as one of the hues. The color red is generally quite dark and is referred to as mahogany. They come in a variety of colors and patterns, including They come in a variety of colors and patterns, including; 

  • Black, Red & White
  • Red & Black
  • Red & White

Warfield Red

These are tri-colored beagles, with dark, deep red being one of the hues. It’s not an American Kennel Club (AKC) approved color and is commonly classified as red. These beagles are named after Warfield Red, a tri-colored beagle that was the Field Champion from 1940 to 1950. His brilliant red coat stood out, making it a popular option among beagle dog owners.

White & Orange

 The coat of a white and orange beagle is a mild shade of red. Even though the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not consider orange a recognized color of red, it is included in the red color category.

Tan & White

Beagles in this color category have a two-toned coat with no shades of black. The tan hue may appear pale and faint when they are puppies, but it darkens as the beagle grows older.

Chocolate

Chocolate beagles have deeper tones of brown on their coats. Instead of a black nose, they usually have a brown or red one. The American Kennel Club (AKC) does not accept chocolate as a beagle’s official color. They are commonly classified as tan, brown, or fawn. Chocolate beagles come in a variety of colors, including;

  • Tan
  • White
  • Black

Tri-Color Blue

Tri-color blue is an extremely dark blue. The blue is so dark that it may be mistaken for black. In strong sunshine, though, it is more visible. Blue beagles have blue lips, noses, and paw pads as well. They’re available in two color combinations;

  • Blue, tan & white
  • Black, tan & bluetick

Silver

Silver beagles have a light grey coat that is blue. The top of their heads and ears are a silver color when they are born. However, as time passes, most silver tint fades to a darker grey. The American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize it as an approved color.

However, a pale blue beagle may appear to be silver. It is, however, exceedingly uncommon. A silver beagle could have a hereditary condition called “Blue Alopecia, which causes itchy skin in extremely uncommon cases.

Beagle Markings & Patterns

Beagles come in various colors and patterns. The American Kennel Club has identified six distinct coat marks in beagles.

  • Markings in black
  • Markings in brown
  • Markings in Tan
  • Markings in white
  • Spotted

These insignia come in various color combinations, opening up a world of beautiful color and marking combos.

Conclusion

These are the most prevalent hues for beagles. Other colors may exist, although they are quite rare. Beagles are dogs that come in a variety of colors. A beagle with a solid, one-color coat is quite unusual. A Beagle will typically have two colors at the very least. They are more commonly known to come in three colors: faded tri-color, classic tri-color, dark tri-color, or black back.

References

Beagle Colors: All the Different Colorations of This Breed (thehappypuppysite.com)

25 Beagle Coat Colors & Markings (With Pictures) | Hepper

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