Tri-colour Dutch


Is a fancy breed by show class. Small to medium in size. Short coated and mainly bred for pets.




Faults – Coloured fur on the white part of white patches on the coloured parts.



Flesh markings (usually on ears). Trimming (attempts to straighten out irregularities, dyeing white spots on coloured fur, etc).


Weight Ideal

Adult 1.70-2.5kg


  • Body and Type– Body is cobby, head held well between shoulders, which are firm and well muscled. Ears strong, well carried, length not to exceed 10cm (4in). Chest wide and well formed. Front feel medium length – straight and fairly fine bone. Back feet held parallel to body. Pattern of head – cheeks well rounded must not touch whisker bed or corners of mouth or over past the cheekbone.
  • Design/Colour – One cheek must be orange – other cheek black with ears black on orange side and orange on black cheek side. Blaze is white. It commences as a point starting from near the ear roots and gradually widens evenly passing between the eyes on to the neck and nape. This white must be as wide as possible. Must not pass between the ears. The saddle must make a true ring around the body and be placed 2-3cm (3/4-1.1/2in) behind the front feet. The coloured half must be 2-3cm (3/4-1.1/4in) banded as regularly as possible with alternating bands of black and orange. Stops regular.

Colours – Also recognisable, blue to replace black, chocolate to replace black.

  • Fur – Thick and lustrous with plenty of undercoat and guard hairs.


For a full run down on points for judging please purchase a copy of the standards from RCNZ via contact us or from the order form in the Bulletin.