Choosing between a vast variety of Havapoo colors may not be the most important decision you’ll make when selecting a puppy, but it certainly is one of the most fun!
The most common Havapoo colors include cream, apricot, white, and chocolate. Bi-color coats are also prevalent, usually including a mix of white and one other color. There are also a variety of rarer colors and patterns you may not know about.
Which colors you’re willing to consider for your future Havapoo can make a difference in how much money you’ll spend, which breeder or rescue you’ll use, and how long it may take before you find your future best friend!
One of the most common, classic colors of this breed. The downside to this light shade is that it shows every bit of mud, dirt, and grass stains. Tear staining around the eyes is also more visible with white Havapoos.
Black Havapoos aren’t super uncommon. However, many breeders try to avoid this color because of its low demand. Most puppy buyers prefer other solid colors to black, so black puppies sometimes sell for a lower price in comparison.
Borrowing the term popularized by Labrador Retrievers, chocolate Havapoos refer to a coat that is a deep, rich shade of brown.
Apricot is one of the most popular Havapoo colors, a majestic blend of gold, red, and brown colors. Lighter apricot Havapoos look more gold or cream-colored, while those on the darker side appear red.
Most Poodle-mix breeders don’t use the term “fawn” to describe the color of their dogs. However, for some reason, it’s more commonplace amongst the Havapoo community. Fawn refers to a light shade of brown.
Since they’re all very similar, Fawn is often used interchangeably to describe cream Havapoos, tan Havapoos, and beige Havapoos.
Used interchangeably with silver Havapoos, these dogs often start looking black as puppies and eventually fade to dazzling gray as they become adults.
In fact, many colors of Havapoos fade, or clear, as they grow older. Fading from black to gray is one of the most common transitions for Havapoos, but sable Havapoos also commonly experience this, as we’ll discuss in a little bit.
Merle is a rare and mesmerizing Havapoo color pattern that typically comes in two varieties—blue and liver. Blue merle consists of a blend of black and white fur, while liver merle blends red and white in the Havapoo’s coat.
While searching out reputable breeders is always important, it’s especially prudent to do so when considering a merle dog. This color pattern can signify potentially serious health issues if they aren’t bred in a particular way.
While many Havapoos have coats of two colors, sable Havapoos have individual hairs containing multiple colors! The root of their hair can be a wide range of colors, with the tip being a significantly darker shade of brown, gray, or black.
This coloring is often more pronounced when a sable Havapoo is a puppy. As they grow older, their coat almost always fades to a significantly lighter shade, and the darker markings become more subtle.
Brindle Havapoos are very rare, as you might expect for a coat pattern as exotic as this. Brindle refers to your dog’s coat having a striped pattern. While this striping can be any combination of colors, you’ll most often find it a mix of brown and black.
No, blue Havapoos aren’t really blue! This “color” is actually a mix of black and gray fur, creating the illusion of a shimmering blue coat. This is just another name for “blue Merle” Havapoos.
Bi-Color Abstract or Parti Havapoo
There are so many combinations of multi-colored Havapoos that it seems unfair to lump them into one category!
If your bi-color dog doesn’t fit cleanly into any of the types of Havapoo coat colors above, there’s a strong chance they’re either an abstract Havapoo or a parti Havapoo.
What’s the difference? Both of these coat patterns describe a multi-color coat with a lighter color and a darker color.
Parti Havapoos have a coat containing more than 50% of the lighter of the two colors—usually white.
Abstract Havapoos have a coat that contains more than 50% of the darker of the two colors.
Here are some of the many abstract and parti Havapoo combinations you may encounter:
- Black and White
- Black and Tan
- Black and Gray
- Black and Silver
- Cream and White
- Gray and White
- Silver and White
- Red and White
- Apricot and White
- Tan and White
Frequently Asked Questions About Havapoo Colors:
Do Havapoos change colors?
The color of your Havapoo’s coat may look significantly different as a puppy than it will as an adult. This change of color is due to genetics and doesn’t mean anything is wrong with your Havapoo’s health.
If your breeder does genetic testing on their parent dogs (and they should!), they’ll be able to give you an educated guess on what your Havapoo puppy may look like fully grown.
Will my Havapoo’s coat fade?
Many types of Havapoo colors are prone to fading as they grow older. In particular, sable Havapoos and black Havapoos are likely to fade as they grow older. This fading could occur within the first two years or gradually throughout their life.
What is the most and least expensive Havapoo color?
The price of a Havapoo varies based on a vast number of factors, coat color and markings being one of them.
As a general rule of thumb, multi-color Havapoos will be more expensive than solid-color Havapoos. In addition, exotic patterns like sable, brindle, and merle will be even higher priced.
Solid color puppies like black, white, and brown Havapoos will usually be on the lower end of the price scale. Black Havapoos are traditionally the “value puppies” as this color is the least in demand.