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23 Siberian Husky Colors & 17 Unique Markings (+ Pictures)

Siberian Husky Colors

Believe it or not, there are multiple colors and patterns that can be found on the Siberian Husky. Some have quite striking features while others may just seem subtle in comparison!

In this article, we will take an extensive look at what differentiates each type, from their most common color/pattern combo all way down to harder-to-spot varieties like the 3 different grays! (which you’ll find pictured below). So without further ado…

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23 Siberian Husky Colors (+ Husky Photos!)

Here is the full list of Siberian Husky colors. The first 9 are recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Siberian Husky Color Chart

Siberian Husky ColorsRarityAKC Recognized
Agouti & WhiteRareYes
Black & WhiteCommonYes
Black, Tan & WhiteLess CommonYes
Brown & WhiteLess CommonYes
Gray & WhiteCommonYes
Red & WhiteCommonYes
Sable & WhiteLess CommonYes
Wolf GrayLess CommonNo
Dark GrayLess CommonNo
Silver GrayLess CommonNo
Black, Gray & WhiteLess CommonNo
Brown, Black & WhiteLess CommonNo
Copper & WhiteLess CommonNo
Gray & BlackLess CommonNo
Black & TanLess CommonNo
Tan & WhiteLess CommonNo
CopperLess CommonNo

1. Agouti & White Husky

An Agouti and White Husky can be identified by its unique coat pattern. The Agouti and White Siberian Husky has a predominately white coat with large areas of Agouti fur. Agouti fur is typically a reddish-brown color with black tips, giving the coat a grizzled appearance.

Agouti And White Husky With Blue Eyes
This is Winter, an Agouti & White Husky with Blue Eyes. Image from @wintertheagoutihusky

2. All Black Husky

All Solid Black Siberian Husky With Blue Eyes
This is Callisto, an all black Siberian Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @callisto_the_black_siberian

An all black Husky is a beautiful dog with a thick, black coat. When they have bright blue eyes they are quite striking to look at! See below!!

3. Black & White Husky

This is the most common Siberian husky color. A black and white husky usually has a white blaze on its chest, and sometimes has white markings on its feet, tail, and face.

Black And White Husky With Blue And Brown Eyes
This is Lexa, our Black and White Husky with Blue and Brown Eyes!

4. Brown & White Husky

Brown And White Husky With Blue Eyes
This is Maisie, a Brown and White Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @maisiethebesthusky

A brown and white husky looks like a typical husky with the exception of its coat color. The fur is usually brown with white patches around the face, chest, and feet.

5. Black, Tan & White Husky

A black, tan, and white husky has a mix of colors in its fur. Its fur is usually a combination of black, white, and tan colors. It could also have other colors mixed in, such as gray or red.

Black, Tan & White Husky With Blue Eyes
This is a beautiful Black, Tan, and White Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @northern.pawz.pack

6. Gray & White Husky

Gray And White Husky With Blue Eyes
This is Ava, a pretty Gray and White Husky with Blue Eyes. Awww! Image from @ava_thehusky21

A gray and white husky typically has a white undercoat and a gray outer coat. They can also have gray/black hair around their face, ears, and legs.

7. Red & White Husky

A red and white husky looks like a regular husky, but with more red fur. They are also often very striking to look at! Check out the red and white husky with blue eyes below.

Red And White Husky With Blue Eyes
Look at this happy Red and White Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @keishii_hime

8. Sable & White Husky

Sable And White Husky With Blue Eyes
This is Sparrow, a cool Sable and White Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @moonlit.huskies

The Sable and White Husky’s sable part is typically a mix of black and brown fur, while the white parts are usually pure white. However, some sables may have a touch of gray or cream in their coat as well.

9. White Husky

The White Husky is just that, a White Husky! They are usually white all over. The white husky color signifies purity and innocence.

White Husky With Blue Eyes
This is Yeti, a stunning White Husky with Blue Eyes. Image from @husky_yeti

10. Wolf Gray Husky

Wolf Gray Husky With Blue Eyes 2
Awww, what a cute Wolf Gray Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @ccsiberianhuskies

A Wolf Gray Husky usually has a light gray body with darker gray markings around its eyes, muzzle, and legs. The Wolf Gray is often a blue/silver tint!

11. Dark Gray Husky

The Dark Gray Husky has a thick coat of fur that is mostly black except for the tips of its fur, which are a light gray color.

Dark Gray Husky With Blue Eyes
Look at this happy Dark Gray Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @newhopeseppalas

12. Silver Husky

Silver Husky With Blue Eyes
Awww, look at this Silver Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @huskygirlaurora

The coat of a Silver Husky is predominantly white, with sections of black and gray. The coat may also have a slight sheen to it, giving the dog a “silver” appearance. This is probably the second most common Siberian Husky color.

13. Black, Gray & White Husky

A Black, Gray and White Siberian Husky coat color is typically a black coat with various amounts of gray and white mixed in. This can range from large patches of white to small specks of white throughout the coat.

Black, Gray & White Husky With Brown Eyes
This is a Black, Gray & White Husky enjoying fall! Image from @skyla21mellow22

14. Brown Husky

Brown Husky With Blue Eyes 2
Here is a beautiful Brown Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @burnsburgskennels

A Brown Husky coat color is typically a light to medium brown, with some variation in shade possible. The coat may be slightly darker on the back and lighter on the stomach, with some black tipping on the hairs.

15. Brown, Black & White Husky

The coat colors of a Brown, Black, and White Siberian Husky are all very similar. They all have a light-colored undercoat that is covered by a dark-colored topcoat. The colors of their coat can vary from shades of black and brown to white.

Black, Brown & White Husky With Blue Eyes
Here is a Black, Brown & White Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @lordvaderthehusky

16. Copper & White Husky

Copper And White Husky With Blue Eyes
Here is a Copper and White Husky with Blue Eyes (mum and pup!). Image from @kibaandkoba

A Copper and White Husky generally has a light coat with reddish-brown markings on its head, muzzle, chest, and lower legs.

17. Gray & Black Husky

A Gray and Black Husky coat color is typically a mixture of black and white hairs, with a predominance of black hairs. The hairs may be straight or wavy, and the undercoat is usually lighter in color than the outer coat.

Black And Gray Husky
Look at this cool Black and Gray Husky! Image from @delrey.sk

18. Black & Tan Husky

Black And Tan Husky
Here is a Black and Tan Husky! Image from @wolfalikes

A black and tan husky coat color is usually a very dark brown with black highlights. There may be some lighter areas on the chest, muzzle, and paws, but these are generally quite muted in comparison to the darker areas of the coat.

19. Tan Husky

A Tan Husky coat color is usually a light brown or sandy color. They may also have black hairs mixed in, which gives them a “tanned” look.

Tan Husky With Blue Eyes
Here is a happy Tan Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @milzthehusky

20. Tan & White Husky

Tan And White Husky
Here is a typical Tan and White Husky. Image from @banditmyhusky

A Tan and White Husky coat color is typically a light brown or beige color. There may be white markings on the chest, feet, and face.

21. Red Husky

A Red Husky usually has a deep, rusty red coat color. As you can see in the below photo, this rusty red covers the whole body. However, you can also get red huskies with a lighter, sometimes white belly.

Are red huskies rare? Yes, red huskies are rare compared to black and white huskies. But they aren’t as rare as other husky colors like pure white and pure black.

Red Husky With Blue Eyes
Here is a relaxed-looking Red Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @red.husky.juneau

22. Copper Husky

Copper Husky With Blue Eyes
Here is a Copper Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @thehuskybodhi

A Copper Husky coat color is a light brown that has a reddish hue to it. Similar but different to the Red Husky.

23. Cream Husky

The Cream Husky coat color is a beautiful light beige color. It is very similar to pure White Huskies!

Cream Husky With Blue Eyes
Aww, look at this cute Cream Husky with Blue Eyes! Image from @kiba.husky20

Siberian Husky Markings & Patterns

In addition to the different colors, there are a few different types of patterns and markings that can be found on a Siberian Husky’s coat.

Siberian Husky Markings Chart

Siberian Husky Markings & PatternsRarityAKC Recognized
PiebaldLess CommonYes
BrindleLess CommonNo
Double MerleRareNo
SableLess CommonNo
PintoLess CommonNo
SolidLess CommonNo

Bi-Color Husky

Bi-Color Husky - Mishka - Husky Gifts
This is Mishka, our other Husky enjoying the fresh air!

This is when roughly 50% of the dog is one color (usually white) and the other half is made up of another color. The most common bi-color pattern is black & white, but as you can see from the list above there are quite a few others that fall into this category.

Parti-Color Husky

A particolored husky is similar to a bi-color, but the difference is that the white color must make up at least 50% of their coat.

Parti-Color Husky
This Husky looks particolored. Image from @dogs_lovers_club365

Piebald Husky

Piebald Husky
Not one Piebald Husky, but two! Image from @dantesdivinewoof

A piebald husky is one that has patches of white fur on their body along with another color. The amount of white can vary greatly, but it typically covers less than 50% of the dog.

Agouti Husky

The next pattern is agouti and it’s actually pretty rare to find on a Siberian Husky. An Agouti Siberian Husky will have each individual hair shaft made up of multiple colors. The most common combination is black & white, but you may also see brown & white or red & white.

Sometimes agouti huskies are mistaken for coyotes due to their coat color. Make sure you know the differences between huskies and coyotes.

Agouti Husky With Blue Eyes
Wow! This Agouti Husky with Brown Eyes looks so cool!! Image from @lady.and.cie

Tobiano Husky

The tobiano marking is when white patches cover most of the dog’s body, but their head remains a solid color.

Overo Husky

An overo husky is one where the white markings tend to be more isolated and usually don’t touch each other. They also typically have what’s called a “cape” which is a large area of solid color that runs down their back.

Sabino Husky

The sabino pattern is similar to the overo, but with even more white markings. They often have jagged edges along their coat and may also have blue or black spots on their skin (called “mottling”).

Brindle Husky

A brindle husky is one that has a coat made up of multiple colors that appear to be intertwined. The most common colors you’ll see are black & gray, but brown & red brindles are also possible.

Saddleback Husky

Saddleback Husky With Blue Eyes
Here you can see the black color covering most of the back (the saddleback part) with a white and cream covering the rest. Image from @snow_theminihusky

The saddleback pattern is when there is a large area of solid color on the dog’s back and the rest of their coat is bi-color or parti-color.

Merle Husky

Merle is a pattern that is created when there is random dark pigment scattered throughout the coat. It can be any color, but the most common are blue & black or red & brown.

Merle Husky With Blue Eyes
This Merle Husky has the characteristic Hyena look! Image from @emmygrooms

Double Merle Husky

A double merle is a dog that has two copies of the merle gene. This usually results in a majority of their coat being white with only small patches of color. Unfortunately, this type of husky often has vision and hearing problems so it’s not something that is purposely bred.

Sable Husky

Sable Husky
This Sable Husky loves pretending to be hooman! Image from @azula_huskynation

The sable coat color is pretty unique and is often described as looking like someone took a paintbrush and lightly brushed streaks of another color (usually red or gold) throughout their fur. The amount of sable present on a dog can vary greatly, but it’s typically most visible on their head and legs.

Albino Husky

Albino huskies are pretty easy to spot thanks to their all-white coats and pinkish eyes. They are incredibly rare but do pop up from time to time.

Masked Husky

The masked pattern is when there is a solid stripe of color running down the dog’s face. It’s similar to the saddleback pattern but only affects the head.

Harlequin Husky

The harlequin pattern is very similar to the merle but with one key difference. Instead of being random, the dark patches are usually large and evenly distributed throughout the coat.

Harlequin Husky
This is Mr. Quickety-Quick, a Harlequin Husky! Image from @bowlandtrails

Pinto Husky

Pinto Husky
This Pinto Siberian Husky is mostly white with a few black patches. Image from @ingrid_collomb_abraham

A pinto husky is one that has large patches of white fur on their body. The amount of white can vary, but it typically covers more than 50% of the dog.

Solid Color Husky

The final type of coat is a solid color and as you can probably guess, this is when the husky is a single color from head to toe. The most common solid colors are black, gray, and white, but you may also see red, brown, or cream.

Now that you know all about the different types of coat colors and patterns, which one is your favorite? Comment below!

Rare Husky Colors

As seen in our Husky color chart, there are a handful of rare Husky colors including:

  • Black
  • White
  • Brown
  • Tan
  • Red
  • Cream
  • Agouti & White

The 3 Different Types Of Gray Siberian Huskies

Did you know that there are in fact 3 different types of gray when it comes to the Siberian Husky coat? These are referred to as dark gray, wolf gray, and silver.

  • Dark Gray is the most common of the three and is what people generally think of when they envision a “gray husky”.
  • Wolf Gray is a mix of black and white and has a bit of blue/silver tint to it.
  • Silver is the lightest color out of the three and often appears almost pure white (although if you look closely enough you’ll be able to see the gray hairs).

What Determines The Color Of A Husky’s Coat?

The two main factors that determine the color of a husky’s coat are their parents’ genes and the presence of two different types of pigment in their skin.

  1. The first type is called eumelanin and it’s responsible for colors like black, brown, gray, and silver.
  2. The second type is called phaeomelanin and it gives huskies their red & tan colors.

The reason there are so many different colors and patterns found on Siberian Huskies is that they are actually a very diverse breed. In fact, there are more color combinations found in Huskies than in any other type of dog!

This is due to the fact that they were originally bred in Siberia where there was a great need for them to be able to blend in with their surroundings.

The most common colors you’ll see are black & white, red & white, and gray & white, but there are literally dozens of others that exist.

Some of the rare combinations include chocolate & white, blue & white, and agouti & white. No matter what color your husky is, they are sure to be a beautiful and unique dog!

Color changes

Unfortunately, your husky’s coat will change as they age. This can be due to genetics, temperature, diet, shedding, and age.

Their eye colors might change too. Husky puppies usually start with lighter, bluer eyes due to less melanin that gradually increases into adulthood, then eventually decreases again into old age. Keep in mind that sun exposure can also affect their eye color.

What Determines Siberian Husky Color
You just never know for sure which Siberian Husky color puppies will inherit from their parents! Image from @husky.heaven

Siberian Husky Colors vs Husky Mixed Breed Colors

There are many colors that huskies can be. But not all of these colors come from purebred Siberian huskies. Some colors come from mixed breeds of huskies.

For example, the blue color in huskies is not found in purebred Siberian huskies. Instead, it comes from other Husky mixes, such as the Alaskan Husky. So, if you see a blue husky, chances are that he or she is not a purebred Siberian husky.

Further reading: How can you tell if a husky is purebred?

Husky Color History

The colors of huskies today are a far cry from the colors of their ancestors. In fact, most of the colors that we see in huskies today were actually bred into them by humans.

This is because, originally, huskies were only found in two colors: black & white, and gray & white. However, over time, people began to crossbreed them with other dogs in order to create new and different colors. This is how we ended up with the wide variety of colors that we see in huskies today.

So, if you’re ever wondering about the history behind your husky’s color, now you know! Huskies are truly a beautiful and diverse breed of dog.

Husky Paw Colors

Did you know huskies can have different colored paws?

The most common paw color for huskies is black, which is usually found on white or lighter-colored huskies. Grey and red huskies often have paw pads that match their fur color, while black and white huskies can have black or pink paw pads.

Some husky paws can even be a mixture of colors! However, husky puppies usually have pink colored paw pads, which often change color and get darker as they age.

Final Thoughts About Siberian Husky Colors

As you can see, there are many different colors and patterns that Siberian Huskies can have. And while some of them are rarer than others, all of them are absolutely beautiful. So, whether your husky is black & white, red & white, gray & white, or any other color combination, they are sure to be a stunning dog!

What color is your husky?

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Common Questions About Siberian Husky Coat Colors

What is the rarest Siberian Husky color?

The rarest Siberian Husky color is pure white. Although Instagram makes it seem like all huskies are white!

What is the most popular Husky color?

The most popular Husky color (as mentioned above) seems to be white. So many people want a white husky! Just type the hashtag #siberianhusky into Instagram and see for yourself! While popular, it’s certainly not the most common though!

What is the most common husky color?

The most common husky colors are black & white, and gray & white. These are the colors of the original Siberian Huskies.

Which is the best Color in Siberian Husky?

The best color has to be the original black and white! But we are biased because our huskies (Lexa and Mishka) are both black and white!!

Is a black Husky rare?

Yes, black is actually a very rare color in Siberian Huskies! In fact, it’s so rare that there is an entire Facebook group dedicated to black huskies!

Can Huskies be black and brown?

Yes, huskies can be black and brown! This is usually called Black & Tan. This is actually a very common color combination.

How rare is a brown Husky?

While brown huskies are not as rare as black huskies, they are still considered to be a fairly rare color.

How many colors of Husky are there?

There are literally dozens of colors that huskies can be! However, the most common colors are black & white, gray & white, and red & white.

What kind of coat does a Husky have?

All huskies have a double coat. This means that they have a thick, outer layer of fur (called the guard coat) and a soft, inner layer of fur (called the undercoat). The undercoat is what keeps them warm in the coldest of climates!

What colors are purebred Huskies?

The colors of purebred Siberian Huskies are black & white, gray & white, and red & white. Blue & white huskies are not considered to be purebred because the blue color comes from other Husky mixes, such as the Alaskan Husky.

Do husky puppies change color?

Yes, husky puppies often change color as they grow up! This is because their coat color can be different from their parents. For example, a black & white husky puppy may end up being gray & white when he or she grows up.

What color are husky puppies?

Husky puppies can be any color! However, the most common colors are black & white, gray & white, and red & white. Husky puppies often change color as they grow up though, so don’t be surprised if your husky’s coat changes color over time.

Is a Piebald Husky rare?

Yes, Piebald Huskies are quite rare. They are usually white with patches of another color, such as black or gray.

What determines the color of a husky?

The color of a husky is determined by the genes that he or she inherits from their parents. For example, if both of a husky’s parents are black & white, then the husky will likely be black & white as well. However, if one parent is black & white and the other is gray & white, then the husky will likely be gray & white. Huskies can also inherit other colors from their parents, such as red & white or blue & white.

What color of husky is the most expensive?

The most expensive husky color is probably white. This is because many people want a white husky, but they are quite rare. Other colors of huskies, such as black & white or gray & white, are also considered to be quite rare and thus may be more expensive as well.

When does a husky coat stop changing color?

A husky’s coat usually stops changing color by the time he or she is about 2 years old. However, some huskies may continue to change color until they are 3 or 4 years old.

What is the least popular husky color?

There is no definitive answer to this question since people’s preferences can vary greatly. However, some of the less popular husky colors include brown & white, black & brown, and piebald (white with patches of another color).

Watch our YouTube video about the full range of Siberian husky colors!
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Max Jacobs is the owner and lead author of Husky Gifts. He loves spending time with his family, who have two huskies. Max loves to write and is passionate about creating interesting and engaging content. To learn more, visit the team section of the about page.

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