Beagles are a small breed, attractive and simple to maintain, friendly with humans, and calm with other pets. And, given their endearing soulful look, it is only understandable that many people believe them to be potentially great pets.
However, beagles are often multicolored dogs. It is uncommon to come across a beagle that is only one color. At the very least, two colors will be found in every beagle puppy. They are born with different color combinations, with the most common being black, white, and brown. Continue reading this article to learn more about the many color variants of beagles and determine their rarity, especially the black and white beagle puppies.
Beagle Coat Color Patterns
Purebred Beagles are bred in five distinct coat color patterns: tricolor, bicolor, single (self or solid) color, pied, and mottled.
- Tricolor: the coat is distinguished by three unique hues that appear in separate areas. Black, white, and tan is the most often seen tricolor Beagle coat pattern.
- The coat is bicolor, with two dominant colors displayed in patches. The base hue is white, and patches may be lemon, red, brown, tan, or – on rare occasions – black.
- All white is the only known solid coat color for Beagles.
- Pied: The Beagle coat is made up of three colors that are not patched together. The three primary color varieties are lemon, hare, and badger pied.
- Mottled: a mottled Beagle coat comprises solid regions of white with black specks or dots in the white areas.
Types of Color Combinations
Beagles come in two colors: tri-colored and bi-colored. Tri-Colored Beagles are Beagles that exhibit a mixture of three distinct hues. They are often born with darker black and white coats; as they develop, the third color appears.
Following are the different color combinations they are found in:
Bi-colored beagles have a coat that is a mix of two hues. Lemon-white and brown-white are two of the most common bi-colors of beagles. They are either entirely black, entirely white, or a mixture of the two when they are born. As they mature, the color begins to develop.
They are found in the following color combinations:
- Black and White
- Lemon and White
- Black and Tan
- Brown and White
- Red and White
- Blue and White
- Red and Black
- Tan and White
Beagles with Different Types of Colors
While all beagles are lovely, certain color schemes are chosen to owe to their rarity or distinctiveness. Let us have a look at some of the most popular color combinations for beagles.
Beagle black and brown coat – Chocolate coat
Chocolate Beagles are Beagles with deeper hues of brown on their coat. In addition, they frequently have a red or brown nose rather than a black one.
Many people do not accept chocolate as the official color of a beagle. They are often classified as tan, fawn, or brown. Chocolate Beagles come in a variety of colors, including white, brown, and black.
Beagles with a silver coat
Beagles with blue or light grey coats are frequently referred to as Silver Beagles. This is because their top head and ears are silver when they are born. However, overage, most of the silver hue fades to dark grey. Therefore, it is not a recognized color. However, a beagle in a pale blue hue may appear to be silver. It is, however, exceedingly unusual.
In extremely rare instances, the silver Beagle may develop a hereditary condition called Blue Alopecia, which results in itchy skin.
Black and Tan Beagle Puppies
A combination of black and tan Beagle is nearly all black, encompassing its back, torso, sides, most of its ears and tail, and portions of its face. In addition, Tan markings may appear on the tail tip, the ears’ margins, various areas of the face, and occasionally on the chest, thighs, and rear end.
Black and white beagle mix
Black and white beagles are bicolor, with no tint of tan on their coat. The tan hue may appear extremely pale and faded during early puppyhood, but it darkens as the Beagle develops. Orange Beagles are Beagles with a deeper shade of tan.
Beagles with a blue tricolor coat
Tri-color blue Beagles have an extremely dark blue coat. The blue hue is so intense that it may appear to be black. It is, however, more visible in strong sunshine. Blue beagles’ lips, nose, and paw pads are also blue. They are available in two color schemes: blue-tan-white and black-tan-bluetick.
Beagles with a red coat
Red Beagles are Beagles that have a tri-color or bi-color coat with red as one of the hues. The hue of red is typically quite dark and is frequently referred to as mahogany. They are available in a variety of color combinations, including Black-Red-White, Red-White, and Red-Black.
Black, Tan, and Bluetick Beagle
The term “ticking” refers to a freckled pattern of tiny spots and patches running along with one color of the Beagle’s coat. Bluetick is a fading grey hue with dispersed dots and areas of deeper, almost-black grey. It seems almost blue in certain lighting.
A black, tan, and bluetick tricolor Beagle features black patches on its head, face, ears, back, and tail base. Bluetick surrounds the black spots, save for the Beagle’s tan or copper brown nose and paws.
Black and White Beagle Puppies
The black and white Beagle coat color is only one of the several beautiful Beagle coat colors they might inherit. The Beagle breed standard specifies the acceptable norm and non-standard coat colors and patterns for Beagles.
Black and white is an uncommon coat color combination. This does not, however, exclude a purebred black and white Beagle from competing in competitions. Classic hues and color patterns are those that are most frequently seen in purebred Beagles. Non-standard colors and color patterns are different or extra colors that can exist but are less frequently visited.
Coat Color And Grooming
The official Beagle breed standard specifies the appearance of a purebred Beagle’s coat. This is true regardless of the color of your Beagle’s coat. According to the breed standard, the Beagle’s coat should be coarse and rough to the touch yet lay flat and near the skin. In addition, the coat length should be medium. In the show ring, coat flaws include a short, sparse, thin, or soft coat quality.
Purebred Beagle dogs will have a double-layered coat composed of a water-resistant outer coat and a soft, insulating undercoat. By nature, this coat is protective – the outer layer helps repel moisture, while the inner layer keeps your dog warm.
While you may have an aesthetic choice, you may also wonder whether the color of your Beagle is important. The answer is almost definitely no in terms of health and comfort. Unless you have a pure white Beagle, no coat color requires particular attention or makes your dog more susceptible to disease.
Let us take a look at some common questions beagle owners-to-be want to know.
Q. How rare are black and white beagles?
Ans. The breed standard mentions the fact that the black and white Beagle coat color is extremely uncommon. However, when a third coat color is present, the pattern of black and white is significantly more common.
Q. Are Beagle Puppies Born Black and White?
Ans. Beagle puppies are almost usually born black and white. After a few months, a few black spots begin to fade and turn brown. Certain elderly black and white beagle puppies lose nearly all their black coats and only brown and white. The puppy’s color may brighten or fade during the first several months, and the patches may alter form. For example, many lemon-colored beagles are born completely white. Around three weeks, they begin to develop a lemon hue.
Tri-colored and bi-colored beagles are often born black and white. As they develop, their black hue may change to brown or red. Beagles’ coats change color throughout their lifetimes. During puppyhood, the change is more obvious. The term ‘break’ refers to the color shift when a beagle puppy matures into an adult.
Q. How to Groom your Beagle?
Ans. Beagles shed year-round but more profusely as the seasons change. This phase of increased shedding is referred to as a “coat blow.” Daily brushing can help remove dead hair at these times before it falls and covers your floor, furnishings, and clothing. Otherwise, coat color has little bearing on the type or frequency of grooming required of your Beagle. All Beagles require and appreciate weekly brushing to keep their coats clean, and their skin rejuvenated.