While most folks are familiar with the traditional black and white husky, some folks may be unaware that coloration was not at the forefront of developer’s minds. The Siberian Husky carries no color restriction because there are no known associated genetic defects involved with the coloring of these dogs, hence no restrictions. Huskies come in a variety of colors, and just like their standard sized counterparts, Miniature Siberian Huskies do too.
Black Miniature Siberian Huskies
When it comes to black and white, things aren’t so black and white with miniature Siberian huskies or their standard counterparts. Black and white continues to be the most requested characteristic when it comes to new puppy requests.
Jet Black– Jet black dogs have a monochrome coat and a charcoal undercoat.
Banded/Jet Black– Consists of a black dog with white markings and a mole or charcoal undercoat.
Black & White– This is actually a lighter version of the banded coat. With these dogs the undercoat might be white, charcoal, beige, or a mixture of these coat colors.
Grey Miniature Siberian Huskies
When it comes to grey, there is a lot of latitude for color interpretation. Additionally, all greys are banded. Black pigment is restricted to smaller areas on individual hairs and the undercoat is typically silver, beige, or a combination of that with charcoal. In many cases, it can be difficult to determine whether a dog is light black or dark grey. Grey is the most common husky coloring.
Wolf Grey-Grey mixed with agouti.
Silver Grey-Grey with a silvery tone.
Silver Blue– Silver grey diluted. Dogs usually possess a slatey blue colored nose.
Medium Grey– The most common gray tone usually possessing a mixture of beige and silver in the undercoat.
Seal Grey– This is not seen often with our dogs but it does appear from time to time.
Agouti Miniature Siberian Huskies
This color is not common and is often mistaken for wolf grey. These dogs usually have black points with a banded outer coat.
Brown Miniature Siberian Huskies
Copper and agouti are the expressions of brown in miniature Siberian huskies. This includes the third most popular requested coloring, red and white.
Copper– rich red without an orange tone.
Orange copper– a red more yellow than red
Chocolate copper– The darkest possible brown.
Red copper– a tone with more red than yellow, very bright.
Sable– This color is always associated with black points and tipping on the fur and is always banded.
White Miniature Siberian Huskies
Believe it or not, there are all different shades of white when it comes to miniature Siberian huskies.
Buff & White– This is a rare color that deepens with age and usually becomes darker with age. These dogs usually have black points.
Pure White- These dogs are solid white with a silver or white undercoat. Flesh colored points, black, or liver are allowed.
Isabella White– Bright white with a beige or yellow undercoat. Points can be any color.
Of course, coloring is not the most important factor when it comes to purchasing a miniature Siberian husky. Temperament, health, and other factors are more prominent when it comes to adding a new mini husky puppy to your family. However, your own personal preferences will of course play into how you want your dog to look.