The Siberian Husky breed standard for all dog registries allow any color coat combinations. When this breed was developed and established, both eye color and coat color were not considered that important. People needed these dogs to perform the tasks that had to be done, and looks and beauty were not really considered at the time. Blue eyes were actually a fluke, although many of the Siberian uneducated think otherwise. Any coat color combinations were allowed as long as the breed retained the double coat and the fur retained it's softness and is not coarse. The colors listed below are colors we currently have on site and what we know from our research. I did not add pictures in order to keep the page a little smaller, but you can see all the colors for our babies by looking at our Males and Females page. It may even help if you open a second browser window in order to look as you read. If you would like to see all of the AKC approved breed standards for the Siberian Husky, please click HERE.
Black & White - This is probably one of the most common colors for Siberians. It is by far the most popular choice of color we get on our applications. Black & white Sibes do get hotter easier in the Georgia summers. It's very important that you don't let them overheat. Our guys & gals have their dog runs under many shade trees with wading pools full of cool water for them to lay in. Tacoma & Vandal are this color.
Gray & White - This is the second most requested color we get. Most who request this color are going for the "wolf" look. Gray Siberians can range from a light silver gray to a dark wolf gray. I will sincerely hope that you have very understanding neighbors that won't shoot first if yours gets loose. Harley is this color.
Black, Gray, & White - This is our third most requested color. These puppies are usually called a dilute black & white by many breeders, mainly because the black on the saddles of their backs fade into gray on their sides. Wraith, Jedda, Kelpie, & Jazz are this color.
Sable & White - Sable is a gray & white Siberian with red highlights thrown in. The guard hairs of their coat (the longer coarser ones) will be white on the bottom and black at the tips. We call them "two tone" hairs. Many novice breeders mistake this color for agouti. Sprite is a variation of this color.
Red & White - Red & white Sibes can be any shade of red above copper. I've seen them rust colored, I've seen them nearly orange, and I have seen them almost solid white, and every color in-between. Unfortunately, all of the different shades must be labeled red & white. Titan & Grumble are this color.
Copper & White - They can be so dark as puppies that we could almost label them brown, but we understand that their coats lighten up with the changing seasons. Gremlin is much brighter in the summer than in the winter. We do not get a lot of requests for these, but they are still my personal favorite color. In case you are wondering, that is why Gremlin, who is our alpha, only gets to schmooze with the ladies once or twice a year. Poor guy. Check out his page by clicking on his picture on the Males page to see the different shades of copper he has sported. Fury and Phoenix are this color.
Agouti & White - This color was not very common, but is beginning to show up a lot more often now. Agouti puppies can be difficult to correctly identify until they grow up. Agoutis are black, gray, & red in the main color portion of their coats. The guard hairs are banded with all three colors. If they are not, then it is most likely a sable. They are not normally requested, and many do not really understand or seem to like their color schemes. I personally believe they are very beautiful - just like all the other Siberians. Odin and Pepper are this color.
All white - the white color coated husky is due to a genetic inhibition of the color gene showing up in the fur of the dog. White huskies usually have red noses and red lining around the eyes, this is supposedly the most common type of white Siberian. White Siberians can also have black eye linings and black noses, but I hear it isn't supposed to be that common. We personally have two white Siberians that have black, I have only seen a couple that have red. Supposedly, most judges in dog shows consider white to be a weak color, and therefore, many show breeders do not go for this color. I have also heard that this color is rare. It isn't as rare as you think, it's just that they tend to get picked first out of any litter by the general public because so many think they are so pretty - at least until they try to keep them clean! Try getting Georgia red clay out of a solid white Sibe's unercoat - you may change your tune. Moose and Whimsy are this color. We get at least 50 requests per year for a white puppy. We have only ever had two born here, and that was back in 2005. I'm not really looking for any in the near future.
Black & White or Red & White Piebald - This color scheme happens when the inhibitor gene in a white coated Siberian doesn't completely inhibit the color. The color shows up as spots or splotches. They are unusal looking to be sure, but a spotted Siberian is no less a Siberian, they are just different looking. Piebalds also come in any variation of the standard colors. I am just mentioning the colors I have had. Piebald Siberians have also been considered to be a weak color also, but recently, they have been doing much better in shows, and are coming into their own. We have no piebalds at this time, and I probably won't get any any time soon.
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