Top 10 Dog Breeds with Chestnut Coats

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Any dog would be proud to sport a shiny, chestnut colored coat on their walk through the neighborhood. This warm color is considered in between red and light brown, and is much less common than your typical black, white, or solid brown coats. Chestnut is most common in dual or tri-colored doggos, although a solid chestnut coat may appear in some breeds. Keep in mind that a puppy's coat color can change as they reach adulthood, so little Peanut might end up looking more like a Penny when she grows up! Here are some of the top breeds that strut their stuff in chestnut coats.

#1 Boxer

The boxer has been one of America's favorite dog breeds for a long time, and for good reason! These bright, courageous, and sometimes silly dogs have chestnut colored fur with white markings. They are excellent athletes, with muscles rippling under their tight-fitting coats. With good looks and a good personality, they have the whole package!

#2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is arguably one of the prettiest toy dogs, with a wispy, silky coat and big round eyes. Their richly colored coats come in four distinct varieties, each associated with a particular noble family. Blenheim refers to a coat with chestnut markings on a white background.

#3 Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are know for their dense, lustrous coats that often appear in gold, hence their name. They do however sometimes appear in a darker, chestnut color as well. They are devoted, family dogs that will do anything to please their pet parents, all with a big goofy grin and happy attitude.
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#4 Havanese

The Havanese is an outgoing, bouncy little friend native to Cuba, with a silky coat and curled over tail. Their coat comes in a variety of colors, including solid chestnut. Whether you cord their coat, clip it short, leave it down or put it in a ponytail, they'll look cute either way.

#5 Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel's coat comes in enough color varieties to please any taste, including a warm chestnut. Their sweet expressions with long, lush ears and big, dark eyes are sure to melt any heart. These pals make great all-round companions, being sturdy enough to be sporty, but small enough to be portable.

#6 Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier is known as the "King of all Terriers" for being the tallest, sturdiest, and most versatile breed of terrier. They sport a wiry, chestnut or tan coat with black markings. This coloring just adds to their regal look, with their tall muscular legs, long head, and piercing dark eyes.

#7 Welsh Terrier

The Welsh Terrier is smaller than the Airedale Terrier, with a similar look and coloring. They have a wiry, black and chestnut coat that hardly ever sheds, with classic, folded ears and a beard. They are alert and spirited, but calmer than most other terrier breeds. Friendly and playful, they do need plenty of exercise.

#8 Bulldog

Bulldogs have a short, smooth coat that comes in a variety of colors and patterns. They are easily recognizable by their "sourmug" face, with loose skin, a furrowed brow, and hanging chops. They are very easy going, but still need moderate exercise and a careful diet in order to stay fit and trim.

#9 Rottweiler

The Rottweiler has a short, shiny black coat with smart chestnut markings. Their chestnut colored "eyebrows" just add to their expressive faces. These big guys are confident and courageous, which makes them excellent watch dogs. If raised properly, they make gentle protectors and playmates in the family, and are likely to try and curl up on your lap!

#10 Hovawart

The Hovawart, pronounced "who-fay-vat" is a German farm dog that comes in blonde, black and chestnut, or black. These talented dogs are happiest when they have a job do to, and they excel at therapy work and search and rescue. They require a lot of time and attention, but they'll pay you back with plenty of kisses!