the Colors of
a Pembroke Corgi

Purebred Pembroke Welsh Corgis come in 3 different colors - Red & White , Sable & White, Red-Headed Tricolor and Black-Headed Tricolor. Any other color, such as Merle are not naturally occurring in the breed, and are not considered purebred. If you see a Pembroke Corgi that is Merle in color, it is a mix with a different breed such as the Cardigan Corgi or Australian Shepherd. Breed DNA testing only detects a few generations, and is notorious for being incorrect, so please be aware of breeders trying to sell a dog with a "boutique" color!

Here is a wonderful graphic made by Curig Corgis that shows the coat colors in a Pembroke.

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Puppy to Adult Color Progression

Puppies are born a slightly different color than they become. it can be hard to differentiate certain colors, such as sable vs red/white when they are young puppies.

Red / Sable & White

For this example we will use Scanlan!

He is pure for the Red/Sable gene (Ay Ay), and does not carry the tricolor gene.

Sable & White

For this example we will use Rey!

She is Sable (Ay At),

and carries the tricolor gene.

Tricolor

For this example we will use Nerys!

She is Tricolor (At At).

In the first week

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4 weeks Old

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7 weeks Old

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3 months

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4.5 Months

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9 months

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Almost 2 Years

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In the first week

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4 weeks Old

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7 weeks Old

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3 months

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4.5 Months

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9 months

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Almost 2 Years

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In the first week

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4 weeks Old

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7 weeks Old

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3 months

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4.5 Months

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9 months

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Almost 2 Years

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