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Greyhounds and the Technicolor coat

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If you are not familiar with Greyhounds, it might surprise you to find that the breed is recognized for 18 different color variations by the American Greyhound Track Operators.

Basic solid colors are:

Fawn – also encompasses Red Fawn

Red – also encompasses Dark Red

Black

Blue - The Blue is not actually a blue, but a darker grey.

Brindle is described as streaks of irregular color not unlike striping through the coat. In the Brindle category, variations include:

Brindle – entire coat is striped.

Black Brindle – Very dark Brindle with striping that might be hard to distinguish

Blue Brindle – darker Brindle with lighter striping characteristics

Dark Brindle – darker striping with lighter striping more pronounced

Fawn Brindle – Lighter color coat with dark variegated striping

Light Brindle – darker striping on a lighter coat with more pronounced striping sometimes called ‘tiger stripes’

Red Brindle – darker striping on a lighter coat

White and Brindle – white coat with areas of Brindle throughout the coat

White and Brindle Ticked – ‘Ticked’ are darker shaded round spots that show through the white coat.

Non-Brindle colors include:

Black and White – black is more pronounced and may encompass a majority of the coat

White and Black – mainly white coat with black spots noted on the coat

Red and White – red coat with white spots or vice-versa.

Brindle is the most common color you see for the coat while the Blue color is the most rare.

Greyhounds have short primary or guard coats and do not have an undercoat. Because of lack of undercoat, they are less likely to trigger allergies and shedding is greatly reduced. Greyhounds have minimal grooming requirements to remain clean and odor-free and do not need frequent bathing. Grooming with a soft brush or hand-mitt keeps their colorful coats neat and clean.

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