Cocker Spaniel Breed Council


As laid down in the Breed Standard acceptable colours of the Cocker Spaniel are as follows:

Solid Colours
Black; red; golden; liver (chocolate); black and tan; liver and tan; No white allowed except a small amount on chest.

Black and white; orange and white; liver and white; lemon and white; All with or without ticking.
Black, white and tan; liver, white and tan.
Blue roan; orange roan; lemon roan; liver roan; blue roan and tan; liver roan and tan.

Any colour or marking other than the above is undesirable. Please see Breed Standard page for further information on how this should be interpreted in the show ring.

If you are a would-be puppy buyer interested in an unusual colour not listed above, please read this information leaflet from the Kennel Club first:

Unusual Colour Leaflet (pdf)


Here are photos to illustrate some of the above colours: