When you picture a dog, you likely picture one in the classic colors: black and tan, yellow, white, maybe even pink if you’ve been drinking.
You may not think about a dog being orange, though. It’s a somewhat common color, however, and dogs with orange in their coats often have white as well.
In the list below, we’ll show you some of the most common breeds with orange and white coats. (You’ll have to keep drinking if you want a list of pink dogs, though.)
While Akitas come in a wide range of colors, including black and brown, it’s not uncommon to find them in orange and white. Regardless of their coloring, they’re gorgeous dogs, and their curly tails help them to stand out almost as much as their coloring.
2. American Staffordshire Terrier
Their boxy heads and triangular ears usually garner most of the attention, but American Staffordshire Terriers are a colorful breed, too. They have three common coloring patterns that resemble orange and white: bronze, white and tan, and red sable. Even better, their short coats ensure you won’t find orange hair all over your house.
3. Saint Bernard
Known for being gentle giants, Saint Bernards are white and orange, with a little bit of black and tan around the face. Regardless of their coloring, one thing’s for sure: every single bit of their fur (not to mention your face) is going to be covered in slobber at some point.
4. Shiba Inu
Shiba Inus are often confused for Akitas, and for good reason. They both have orange and white markings, as well as thick coats and curly tails. Shibas are quite a bit smaller than Akitas, though, and they tend to get along much better with other pups.
5. Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland Sheepdogs, often called “Shelties,” look a lot like border collies. They’re a good deal smaller, but they have every bit as much energy. They also shed like crazy, so you’d better be very certain you like their orange fur, because you’ll be wearing a lot of it, too.
6. English Pointer
These dogs come in a wide variety of patterns as well, but orange and white is one of the most prominent ones. English Pointers make great hunting dogs, so it makes sense that they’d wear orange for safety.
These tiny dogs are mostly white, although some Papillons have orange markings around their prominent ears and face. Their markings tend to change as they grow, so don’t get too attached to that orange and white puppy — he may grow up to be a different color altogether.
You may have never heard of this rare German breed, but Kromfohrlanders are small, wiry-haired pooches that are extremely playful. They’re almost exclusively found in orange and white, with a little brown mixed in around the edges.
These stumpy little hunting dogs have coats that run the gamut in terms of color. You’ll likely find a little bit of everything in their fur, but many Beagles have quite a bit of orange and white in their coats. Of course, that’s not all you’re likely to find in their coats, so be sure to stay on top of the flea treatment with these adventurous pups.
10. Alaskan Malamute
Another arctic dog that’s better known for having black and gray fur, some Alaskan Malamutes can nevertheless be found with tawny coats. Regardless of their color, they’ll shed all over you, so make sure their coat matches your existing décor before adopting one.
Basenjis almost always boast a mix of colors, but orange and white are usually prominent among them. You’ll also find black, tan, brindle, and even mahogany if you look hard enough. Their coats don’t get much attention, though — the fur is often overshadowed by the fact that these bizarre little pooches scream instead of bark.
12. Bernese Mountain Dog
These lovable lugs are predominantly black, but they have orange and white mixed in there as well, especially around the face. Bernese Mountain Dogs are extremely lovable and get along well with other pets, but unfortunately, they have very short lifespans. They also shed profusely, but you probably guessed that just by looking at them.
13. Appenzeller Sennenhund
These Swiss mountain dogs are basically smaller, shorter-haired versions of the Bernese Mountain Dog. Appenzeller Sennenhunds are also predominantly black with orange and white markings, and they don’t shed much. Even better, they eat less and live longer than Berners.
14. Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terriers became popular in part to Eddie on Frasier, and they have a reputation for being energetic and mischievous (not to mention enjoying sophisticated humor). They all have orange and white in their coats, and some have black as well.
These dogs have other colors mixed in with the orange-white, like black, sable, and blue merle. Collies are incredibly intelligent, as evidenced by their ability to get Timmy out of the well every week. Now if only they could learn to vacuum up after themselves…
16. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are lowrider dogs that can be found in a wide array of colors, but orange and white are the most common. They’re surprisingly fast and agile despite having short little legs, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take every opportunity to stand right in the way to trip you.
There are quite a few Bulldog variations, including English, American, and Olde English varieties. All of them can have orange and white in their coat, though, and all of them are incredibly stubborn and slobbery.
18. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
One of the largest toy breeds, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are equally happy serving as lapdogs or running around chasing smaller animals. Their coats are black and white with orange and brown markings, and the orange is usually situated around the eyes to accentuate them. Beware, though, as this makes them true masters of getting what they want by using puppy dog eyes.
Orange and White: A Perfect Combination
The dogs on this list comprise breeds of all sizes and temperaments, and they each have one thing in common: they’re all Very Good Dogs.
If you’re looking for a pup that looks a little different from the basic black, yellow, and brown varieties you see all over the place, the breeds on this list are a good place to start.
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Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
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- 1. Akita
- 2. American Staffordshire Terrier
- 3. Saint Bernard
- 4. Shiba Inu
- 5. Shetland Sheepdog
- 6. English Pointer
- 7. Papillon
- 8. Kromfohrlander
- 9. Beagle
- 10. Alaskan Malamute
- 11. Basenji
- 12. Bernese Mountain Dog
- 13. Appenzeller Sennenhund
- 14. Jack Russell Terrier
- 15. Collie
- 16. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
- 17. Bulldog
- 18. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Orange and White: A Perfect Combination