Top 11 Tricolored Dog Breeds

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The tricolored dog is a pooch that has three distinct colors such as brown, black, and white, or blue, black, and gray. Their coats are furfectly beautiful and make each dog unique because no two tricolor pupsters are exactly the same. However, you should not confuse tricolor with brindle or merle, which are diffurent. Fur example, brindles may also have three colors, but they are blended together or striped. Similarly, merle is a more marbled pattern with dark patches of color on a background of the same color. If you are looking for a unique pup, check out these top 11 tricolored dog breeds!

#1 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

One of the most pawpular herding dogs, the Swissy is a gentle and furiendly pooch that loves to please, and with their black, brown, and white coloring, they are the furfect example of a tricolor breed. Bred for herding and guarding, these large dogs are also great at tracking, carting, and obedience.

#2 Entlebucher Mountain Dog

This furrific Swiss pooch is strikingly coated black, brown, and white like the Greater Swiss, but is smaller, fluffier, and stockier. Some say that this gorgeous herding pup fought alongside the Romans years ago, making them born warriors and protectors. These poochies also make great family pets, and love cuddling and playing with kids and other furry family members.

#3 Boxer

The Boxer is a medium to large pup that has a short coat of brown, black, and white, making them a tricolor breed. They got their name because they were once used to bait and fight bulls and other dogs. Luckily, that was outlawed, and now Boxers are just playful, loyal pets who love humans, as well as other animals.
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#4 Harlequin Great Dane

One of the largest dog breeds, the Great Dane is huge and can be just about any color, but the Harlequin is usually black, red, and white, or blue, fawn, and black. They’re called the gentle giant because they are large, but very furiendly to everyone. They love to cuddle and would rather curl up on the floor by your feet than run around outside.

#5 Australian Shepherd

Another herding dog, these smart canine companions are loyal and furiendly as well. They are usually black, red, or blue mixed with white or brown, and have a long, fluffy coat. The Aussie is also excellent at flyball, agility, and tracking, and will herd just about anything, including people if given a chance.

#6 Australian Cattle Dog

Also known as the Blue Heeler, this black, brown, and gray pupster is also a pawesome example of a tricolor pooch. Dating back to the 1800s, these herding dogs may not be large, but they have an energy that cannot be beat, and an intelligence that helps them herd without getting overworked.

#7 Texas Heeler

The Texas Heeler is a mix of the Australian Cattle Dog and the Australian Shepherd, making them pawesome herders and guards, as well as great pets. They love to be on the move and need to be in a household with plenty of space to run. Their coat is usually black, blue, or fawn on a white or brown background.

#8 Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Corgi was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, and she had several of them. These adorably short pups are typically brown, tan, and white, and they are longer than they are tall. The breed is often used for hunting and driving cattle by nipping at their heels. Even though they are small, they can scare a herd of bull into submission quite easily.

#9 Corgi Cattle Dog

The Corgi Cattle Dog is a hybrid produced by mixing the Australian Cattle Dog with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Their coat is usually black and brown on white, and is quite distinct, making them stand out from all other pooches. These short doggos are quiet, but know how to herd by nipping and yipping at the cattle.

#10 American Staffordshire Terrier

These pawesome poochies come in a wide variety of diffurent colors such as black, brown, and white, or blue, black, and gray. Although they were used to bait and fight other dogs and bulls in the old days, the Staffy is now a loving and cuddly pup who just wants to snuggle.

#11 Bullboxer Staff

The Bullboxer Staff is a hybrid mix of the Boxer and the American Staffordshire Terrier. Like the Staffy, the Bullboxer can be just about any color, but are usually black, brown, and white, with a black nose and brown eyes. These pawpular pooches are wonderful companions who are loyal and sweet, but can also protect you and your family from danger.