The breed comes in a diverse range of colours, from cream/biscuit colour to solid black. The most common colour in the breed is the black tri colour (black, tan with with white markings). All colours are equally acceptable, and choice of colour is a personal preference. What is important is that the breed standard states that the main colour must cover the majority of the dog, so parti colours as often seen in spitz breeds are not permitted in the Finnish Lapphund (neither are brindle or saddle). See our section on colour for examples of acceptable colours.