Colors and Markings

Use this form to get a complete list of the standard and alternate colors available for AKC recognized and FSS® listed breeds.

Description: The name of the color.

Type: Standard or alternate. This is the classification of the color for show purposes. Please refer to the breed standard for specifics regarding registered breeds. FSS breed standards are not available online. Please e-mail the FSS department if you have color questions regarding an FSS breed.

Code: This is the code entered on an application for registration of a dog.

Colors are approved by the National Breed Club if a color is not found, then please mail in your application with a photograph of your dog.
Please select a breed below for the color codes and markings codes specific to that breed.
Note: (FSS) refers to Foundation Stock Service® breeds and (Misc) refers to Miscellaneous Class breeds.