The breed standard names three colors- Red, Black & Tan, and Liver & Tan. It also states that a small amount of white is permissible on the chest, feet, and tip of stern (tail). Within each of those three colors are various shades or pigment amounts. For example the Black & Tan can range from a mostly
tan dog with a few black hairs to an almost all black dog with tan eyebrows, and the Red can range from a dark Irish Setter red to a Golden Retriever blond. The Liver & Tan is identified by its tan/pink nose and can again range from a light tan with a few chocolate hairs to an almost all chocolate coat with tan eyebrows. There are no color preferences. There are no personality traits or trainability traits associated with any specific color.