Boxers come in 2 official colours: fawn (also
known as red), and brindle. Boxers also come in white. The Boxer
Standard only recognises the fawn and brindle colours, however.
White Boxers are not eligible for showing or for breeding, but
make really great pets.
Boxers also come with a wide variety of white
markings, and this ranges from virtually no white to quite a bit
of white. The Standard allows for only 1/3 of the fawn or brindle
colour to be replaced with white and any Boxers with more than
1/3 of their colour being white are referred to as "checks",
"mismarks" or "parti-coloureds". These Boxers
are not eligible for showing and should also not be bred from.
The term "flashy" refers to a Boxer
with white legs or feet, white on the face, a white chest and
white on the neck area, which can form a full white collar. A
"plain" Boxer is one with little or virtually no white
at all. Both fawn and brindle Boxers can have white markings.
Fawn comes in varying shades from light fawn
to a deep rich deer red. Brindle is actually a fawn dog with black
stripes running parallel to the ribs and covering the whole body.
So a brindle can also range in shade from light fawn background
to deep mahogany colour.
Below are examples of the range of colours and
markings available in the Boxer. Please note that not all ranges
of colours and markings are shown here. This is just a sample
to give you an idea on the wide range of colours and markings
you can get!
Photos reproduced with permission: Adriana Aulik
Various Brindle Colours
Golden Brindle (with flashy white markings)
Medium Brindle (plain - with virtually no white)
Mahogany Brindle (with minimal white)
Dark Brindle (with white markings)
Reverse Brindle (with minimal white)
Note that the brindle stripes are so dense that the dog looks like it is
almost black with fawn stripes!
Split Brindle (plain - with very little white)
Note that the brindle stripes are so sparse that the dog almost
Various Fawn Colours
Light Fawn (with white markings)
Medium Fawn (Plain - no white)
Deep Fawn (with white markings)
Deer Red (plain - minimal white)
Deer Red (with white markings)
White or Check
Mismarked or parti-coloured
(Above 2 photos reproduced with permission - World