15 Brown and White Dog Breeds (With Pictures!)

beagle running with stick in mouth

Are you looking for an adorable brown and white dog to add to your family? Many breeds come in this beautiful color combination and we’ve put together our absolute favorites for you to choose from.

From deepest chocolate and white to golden tan and white, there’s a pooch that’s perfect for everyone. Which is your favorite going to be?

brown and white dogs

Basset Hound

basset hound brown and white

When you think of a brown and white dog with floppy ears, you think of the Basset Hound. These iconic dogs were originally bred to be great small game hunters, and whilst some today still hunt, many also prefer to curl up on the couch and spend their days snoozing.

Basset Hounds are very relaxed dogs that get on well with children and other family members.

They’re a good brown and white dog for novice owners as their laid-back personalities make them easy to train. They can sometimes be a bit stubborn, especially if you’re trying to get them to go on a walk, so fun and strict training is necessary.

Basset Hounds are known to put on weight, so keep the treats to a minimum and get them moving as much as possible!

Jack Russell Terrier

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Jack Russells are very high-energy pups that come in all different colors, including brown and white. Their bodies are predominantly white with tan or dark brown markings, often on their faces.

They’re very intelligent little dogs and love to learn new tricks or take part in training sessions.

They do have quite a high prey drive thanks to their hunting history so they’re not suitable for families with cats or other small pets.

If not socialized early on, they can also be a bit aggressive towards other dogs.

With an owner who is willing to put in the time to love and train a Jack Russell, they can be very adoring dogs that love to be part of an active family.

They need plenty of toys to play with, play sessions, and attention from their owners.

With that, you’ll have a loyal and active pup!

Lagotto Romagnolo

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This affectionate, Italian breed was first bred as a truffle hunter. Because they’re a sporting breed, they need regular exercise and plenty of engagement to keep them happy.

They love taking part in family activities, hunting, and anything to do with water.

Lagotto Romagnolos are smart, sensitive, and playing fetch might just be their favorite pastime (especially if they’re fetching a stick from a pond)!

These curly-haired dogs can be white with brown spots or brown with white flecks. They have a tough, waterproof coat that doesn’t shed much but which does require some grooming.

They need to have their coats regularly trimmed to stop mats from forming and they can be prone to ear infections, so make sure you clean their ears weekly.

English Springer Spaniel

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English Springer Spaniels are active dogs that were first bred to flush out game. They're a really popular dog breed for families because they're just so loving and affectionate!

Springers need a lot of exercise and engagement but shouldn't be allowed to wander off too far as they like to go hunting by themselves.

These dogs get on well with children if they're brought up with them from a young age. They also usually get on with other pets.

This unique breed has a double coat which has a wavy topcoat and a smooth, warm undercoat.

They can have feathering on their chest, ears, legs, and underbelly which makes them look like they have longer hair than they actually do.

Most English Springer Spaniels have white bodies with liver (a kind of dark reddish-brown) or black markings or are black or liver with white markings. They can also have a flecked coat.


papillon dog sitting

This toy breed is an affectionate, playful, and obedient little pup. They're also exceptionally cute (especially Papillon puppies).

Papillons have very bright personalities and are curious about anything!

They may look like tiny dogs but they won't be happy with a life on your lap or in a handbag.

They need lots of mental stimulation as well as a couple of short walks a day.

This breed has a straight, single, and very silky coat that is especially fluffy around the ears. Papillons are never a single color and it's easy to find a brown and white one. It's also common for them to be tricolored.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the 17th most popular dog breed in America – and it's easy to see why.

Not only are they very beautiful but they also combine the endearing personalities of toy breeds with the sporting ones of athletic Spaniels.

They're playful, affectionate, and good with both children and other animals. Some would say they're the ideal family dog!

This breed has a silky coat that's wavy and comes in many different colors. One color recognized by the American Kennel Club is blenheim, a deep chestnut color on a white body.

These white and brown dogs need regular brushing to keep their gorgeous coats looking as regal as their name suggests.

Saint Bernard

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These big, drooly dogs are extremely affectionate and loyal to their families. As far as large dog breeds go, this breed is one of the best around children (as Beethoven proved) and is often called a nanny dog.

They are, however, very muscly dogs that have a lot of power, so they need an owner who has experience around large breeds and who won't be intimidated by their size. Saint Bernards are sweet-natured but their size can mean they're a hazard to themselves.

Despite being big dogs, these pooches only need a moderate amount of exercise. They're happy with one good walk a day and some time playing.

The AKC accepts 9 different coat colors of this breed, two of the combinations being brown and white and white and brown (depending on which is the more predominant color).

They can have either long or short coats and both require the same amount of grooming – a weekly brush is enough to keep them looking sleek and remove any dirt.

Shih Tzu

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These little lion dogs (that's what Shih Tzu means!) are extremely cute, mischievous, curious, and very playful. They make fabulous family pets and get on well with children and other animals.

As far as dog breeds go, you couldn't get a more charming pup that's also a good choice for potential pup parents that live in apartments.

These dogs were first bred in China as an imperial dog breed, so they're used to lounging around palaces and don't need a huge backyard to play in. A couple of short walks and plenty of games of fetch and they'll be happy!

These dogs come in a number of different colors and quite a few shades of brown (liver, red, gold) and white.

They can have an iconically regal long-haired coat or have it clipped into a puppy cut. A long-haired coat requires daily brushing and weekly bathing to keep it looking neat – as you can imagine, such locks get easily matted and dirty!


brown dalmatian running

OK, so this might not be an obvious choice as most of us think of Dalmatians as black and white pups. But one of the cutest brown and white dogs with spots is a liver Dalmatian.

As well as brown spots, these pups also have brown noses, lighter colored eyes (sometimes even blue), and brown nails.

They're a recognized standard color and, just like black and white Dalmatians, are born white.

Dalmatians were originally used as coach dogs, which means they're hard-working and pretty easy to train. Because they were bred to keep up with coaches over long distances, you can imagine that these doggos need a lot of exercise.

They fit in best with a family that's very active and that can take them on runs, hikes, and trips to the park.


chihuahua brown white

These little, feisty dogs are known for having a personality much larger than their little legs. These dogs are very loyal, can be protective, and actually make great watchdogs (mainly because they forget how big they are and can be very yappy)!

They're also affectionate dogs that love to be the center of attention in any family. Chihuahuas do need positive, early socialization if they're to get on with other dogs and pets.

Chihuahuas come in many different colors and combinations, and they can have both long and short hair.

Some of the shades of brown and white they come in are tan, chocolate, fawn, gold, and red.

Border Collie

brown white border collie

Most of us think of Border Collies as being black and white – but they actually come in a number of different colors and markings, one of them being brown and white.

The deep, chocolaty brown coat can be found in both the rough and smooth Border Collie coat textures and is just as unique!

Border Collies are favorite family pets in many different countries. They're playful, highly intelligent, and very energetic.

Having been bred to herd sheep in the Border Lands between England and Scotland, these pups love to have a job to do and enjoy plenty of exercise.

Border Collies love to fetch, play frisbee, and compete in many different kinds of dog sports.

They need a good trainer to help keep their herding instincts in check and plenty of socialization.


boxer standing in field

Boxer dogs were originally bred to be watchdogs, although today they're quite often just beloved family pets!

These beautiful, big-eyed dogs are playful, occasionally a little silly, and have an abundance of energy that any owner should be aware of.

They're also very caring, highly trainable, affectionate, and protective of their families.

Boxers are accepted in brindle, fawn, and white and both the brindle and fawn often have white markings which make them appear brown and white. It's also common for Boxers to have a black mask.

This dog breed requires very little grooming and a quick wipe down or soft brush is enough to remove any dirt.

Boston Terrier

boston terrier white brown

Boston Terriers are becoming one of the most popular breeds across America. These little, cheerful dogs are gentle, energetic, and love to be part of a family.

They're great around children and good around other dogs when socialized from a young age.

Boston Terriers were first bred as fighting dogs, and whilst they're rarely aggressive now, they can sometimes be overly protective of their family.

This robust breed is accepted by the American Kennel Club in 5 different colors. Although brown and white isn't one of them, they do exist in this color mix.

It's common for brown Boston Terriers to have white markings across their chest and faces. These pups don't need a lot of grooming but a weekly brush with a soft-bristle brush can help to remove dead hairs and spread important oils.


beagle on a tree

Beagles are hunting dogs with an impeccable sense of smell. They're charming pups that are affectionate towards children and get on well with other dogs – after all, they're used to hunting in packs.

Beagles are endearing, happy pooches with big personalities. They need training from puppyhood and respond really well to positive reinforcement and the odd treat! Although they are loyal dogs, you should always keep an eye on them.

They'll be off at the slightest interesting smell. They need a lot of energy and love to socialize with other dogs, so don't just let them run around the backyard. They'll love the dog park.

Beagles come in many different colors and combinations, including a really cute yellow and white one! Kennel Clubs accept them in brown and white, red and white, and tan and white amongst others.

Their double-coat sheds moderately all year round and heavily in spring. Brushing them will help with loose hairs.

English Pointer

Just as their name suggests, Pointers were bred to point out prey on hunts. Pointers are fast, graceful, and very agile – making them great working dogs as well as family pets.

They have a lot of energy and enjoy going on hikes, long runs, and all kinds of adventures. This breed is very versatile and likes to learn new things. Training sessions and classes are a great way to keep them entertained and engaged.

English Pointers are athletic dogs that come in many different colors – normally a base color with larger colored spots.

Brown and white, orange and white, and liver and white are all accepted. Spots can usually be found over their ears, on their faces, and on their backs. Ticked markings are also accepted.

There are many breeds that come in brown and white and which may have markings of either color. Do you have a favorite from the list? Or can you think of any others?

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