Blonde Dog Breeds
Blonde dogs can have different shades of yellow, cream, or beige fur. Some may have markings or patterns of other colors, such as white, black, or brown. The color of their coat may depend on their genes, their environment, or their grooming. Some blonde dogs may change their coat color as they grow older or during different seasons.
Here are some of the most common and popular blonde dog breeds and some that will certainly surprise you:
No list of blonde dog breeds is complete without the most iconic and beloved blonde dog breed, the Golden Retriever. They are friendly, loyal, intelligent, and playful dogs that make excellent family pets. They are also known for their skills in hunting, retrieving, and assisting people with disabilities.
German Shepherds can have various coat colors, including black and tan, black and red, black and silver, or solid black. But, what few people know is that German Shepherds may also have a blonde or cream coat, which is rare and not accepted by some breed standards.
German Shepherds are a versatile and powerful dog breed that originated in Germany as herding and working dogs. Since then, they’ve excelled in many fields, such as police work, military service, search and rescue, and protection. Now, they take up their position as one of the most popular family dogs.
Next up is a graceful and elegant dog breed that originated in France as a water retriever. Poodles are known for their intelligence, agility, and hypoallergenic coat. They’re rise in popularity can also be attributed to their variety of sizes (standard, miniature, and toy) and colors (black, white, apricot, silver, etc.).
The ‘apricot’ coat color, termed by poodle breeders, is what we would call blonde or cream-colored.
The Bichon Frise is a small and fluffy dog breed that originated in the Mediterranean region as companion dogs. They are known for their cheerful, affectionate, and playful personality. They are also good with children and other pets.
Bichon Frises have a soft and dense coat that can be white or cream. Their coat does not shed much but grows continuously. They need daily brushing and regular trimming to keep their coat neat and clean.
Originally bred in Afghanistan as hunting and guarding dogs, the regal-looking Afghan Hound is now sought after as show dogs. This exotic breed has a long silky coat that flows behind them as they move.
Common Afghan Hound coat colors include black, red, silver, or brindle. But, more rarely, some Afghan Hounds have a blonde or cream coat that gives them a truly stunning appearance. Their coat requires extensive grooming to keep it tangle-free and shiny, regardless of color.
The Chow Chow is a large, fluffy Spitz breed originating in China and used as hunting dogs or guard dogs. In addition to having a fantastic name, they are known for their huge lion-like mane, bear-like gait (walk), and their blue-black tongue.
When it comes to coat colors, Chow Chows have some variety. They are often seen sporting black, red, blue, cream, or cinnamon-colored coats. Their coat can be smooth or rough, but it’s always thick and dense.
The Bull Mastiff is a massive and muscular dog breed that originated in England as a cross between the Bulldog and the Mastiff. They are known for their strength, courage, loyalty, and protectiveness. They are also gentle and affectionate with their family.
Bull Mastiffs can have various coat colors, including brindle, fawn, or red. However, some Bull Mastiffs may also have a blonde or cream coat that makes them look more gentle and friendly. Their coat is short and smooth and does not require much grooming.
The Chihuahua is a tiny and lively dog breed from Mexico bred to be companion dogs. They have big personalities, sassiness, and devotion. They are also one of the smallest dog breeds in the world.
Chihuahuas can have various coat colors, including black, white, tan, chocolate, blonde, or merle. Chihuahuas with blonde or cream coats often look more adorable and cute than other colors of the same breed. Their coat can be either smooth or long-haired, but both types are easy to groom.
The Maltese dog breed has a fascinating history. As the name suggests, they are originally from Malta, an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. One of the few breeds to witness the fall of Rome, the Renaissance, and Napoleon’s conquests. When Napoleon invaded Malta in the late 1700s, he chose the finest Maltese dog to send home to his wife as a gift.
It’s no surprise that they have been adored throughout history for their silky white coat, sweet expression, and playful attitude. They are also hypoallergenic and good for people with allergies.
Maltese can have various coat colors, including white, lemon, or tan. However, some Maltese may also have a blonde or cream coat that gives them a soft and delicate appearance. Their coat is long and straight and does not shed much but grows continuously. They need daily brushing and regular trimming to keep their coat clean and tangle-free.
The Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized and sporty dog breed that originated in England as a hunting dog. They are known for their long ears, curly coat, and cheerful disposition. They are also good with children and other pets.
Cocker Spaniels have various coat colors, including black, red, blonde, liver, or roan.
Another ancient dog breed, the Pharaoh Hound, comes to us from Egypt, where they were used as hunting dogs. They have smooth, short coats that are usually tan or chestnut in color with white markings.
Some Pharaoh Hounds are born with a blonde or cream-colored coat, which gives them an elegant, refined look. Their coat does not shed much and does not require much grooming. They do need occasional brushing to keep their coat shiny.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever (Chessie)
The Chessie is an American classic, bred in the United States as a waterfowl retriever. They were the second dog breed ever to be recognized by the AKC in 1878. They are big, sturdy dogs known for their loyalty, intelligence, water-repellent coat, and love of water.
Many Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are tan/light brown – dark brown, but some have a blonde coat that gives them a unique and beautiful look. Blonde Chessies look similar to Yellow Labs, but there are some differences, namely in their ruffled coat appearance.
The Bloodhound is a giant and powerful dog breed that originated in France as a tracking dog. They are known for their keen sense of smell, droopy ears, and wrinkled faces.
Bloodhounds commonly exhibit black and tan coat colors, with red or liver being less common. Blonde is rare but happens on occasion.
The Samoyed is another fluffy and friendly Spitz breed, but unlike the Chow Chow, this one originated in Siberia as a herding and sledding dog. They almost always look happy with their bright smile, thick fur, and lively personality. Samoyeds have a pure white or cream coat that is double-layered and sheds heavily twice a year. They need frequent brushing and grooming to keep their coat fluffy and white.
The Yellow Lab is a medium-sized and hyper-friendly dog breed from Canada. More specifically, the province of Newfoundland. Originally used as a fishing and hunting dog, they are now one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. If you’ve ever spent time around Labs, you’ll know why. My black Lab was one of the most fiercely loyal dogs I ever had.
Yellow Labs have a short and smooth coat that can range from light cream to dark gold. Their coat sheds moderately throughout the year and needs regular brushing to remove loose hair and dirt. Yellow Labs have the most varied coloration of all the Lab types.
American Staffordshire Terrier
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a muscular and confident dog breed that originated in the United States as a fighting and guarding dog. They are known for their strength, courage, loyalty, and affection.
They are also good with children and other pets if socialized properly. American Staffordshire Terriers can have various coat colors, including black, blue, brindle, or white. However, some American Staffordshire Terriers may also have a blonde or cream coat that makes them look more gentle and sweet. Their coat is short and glossy and does not require much grooming. They shed moderately throughout the year and need occasional brushing to keep their coat shiny.
The third fluffy Spitz breed on our list is the Pomeranian. Hailing from Germany as companion dogs, they are also one of the smallest dog breeds in the world.
Pomeranians can have various coat colors, including black, orange, blonde, red, or merle. Their coat is long and fluffy and sheds moderately throughout the year. They need regular brushing and grooming to keep their coat neat and healthy.
Famously known for their role in the movie “Lassie,” the Collie is a special breed from Scotland. Known for their beauty, grace, and intelligence now, originally they were working/herding dogs.
Besides blonde, Collies are often seen with black, white, blue, or sable coat colors. Their blonde color has more red in it than other dog breeds and is sometimes referred to as strawberry blonde or red, depending on what country or region you’re in.
All hail the reigning King! The French Bulldog took over as the most popular dog breed in America this year. We’ve certainly come a long way since trying to rename french fries as “freedom fries” for, what was it now..patriotism?
But I’m off-topic. French Bulldogs are from France – If you didn’t guess that already. They have clownish personalities complimented by their flat face and large bat ears. They come in many colors, blonde obviously being one of them, or they wouldn’t be on this list. Other colors commonly seen are black, white, fawn, or brindle.
This is an interesting breed. Salukis hold a Guinness World Record for being the oldest dog breed in existence – Over 9000 years old. Originally from the Middle East, they were used as hunting and racing dogs. The original Greyhound, in a sense.
Saluki’s are slender and graceful dogs that come in many different colors and patterns. Too many to list, actually. Some of the common colors are cream, white, black, gold, red, and silver. Their coat can also be smooth or feathered, which adds to the variety of patterns they can exhibit.
Bolognese dogs were once a staple of aristocratic society; after almost going extinct due to World War I and II, they are now considered a rare breed. They are more common in Europe than they are in the United States.
Bolognese are either pure white or cream colored, with a short, fluffy, but hypoallergenic coat.
The Bolognese is named after the Italian city, Bologna, and is part of the Bichon group of dogs.