Coloring & Pricing Background

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Dominant color is always listed first in the color classifications with the lesser color listed second.  Almost all pups will have spots or patches of coloration at birth. 

  • White, Black & Ticked
  • White, Tan & Ticked
  • White, Orange & Ticked
  • White, Chestnut & Ticked

Rarily the coloration can be listed as. 

  • Black, White & Ticked
  • Orange, White & Ticked
  • Chestnut, White & Ticked! 

Again all large coloration patches will show on the pups at time of birth. 


Again dominant color is always listed first in the color classifications with the lesser color listed second; while the TRI-COLORS indicate a third color.

TRI-COLORED Llewellins are not common in some lines! 
TRI-COLOR is used on pups that are a combination of White, Black, TAN and Ticked.
TRI-CHESTNUT.Rarely a Tri-Color may be White, Chestnut, Tan and Ticked.   

In over 40 years we have had 2 Llewellins that are Quad or 4 colors! 



Many confuse the term Belton with the term Ticking. 

Relatively few Llewellin Setter pups are born solid WHITE!  As they mature they will NOT have major body patches of color. 

They will only end up marked with a number of small spots or ticking and are called BELTONS:

Blue Belton - The black ticking in a Belton is called Blue because the BLACK hair mingles with the surrounding WHITE hair to form a bluish-gray coloring. 

Chestnut Belton – Chestnut is a dark reddish brown. 

Orange Belton – Deeper Orange than Tan.  Must have black eyes, eye liner, and nose to be classed as Orange. 

Tan Belton – Difficult at birth to tell between Orange & Tan.  Will have borwn or tan noses and lighter eyes. 

Tri-BELTONS - A few Beltons are TRI-COLORED - A much rarer coloration is that of TRI- Chestnut Belton!  Tri-Beltons are the same as a Blue Belton but develop TAN ticking around the muzzle and on the feet.   

TRI- Chestnut Beltons likewise develop TAN ticking around the muzzle and on the feet.   

A Belton may be lightly, moderately or heavily ticked. 

In the Llewellin Setter the Belton ticking is the same type of spotting as the spots of color on a Dalmatian or Pointer; the difference is in the long coat of hair on the Llewellin.  Rarely this ticking does not tend to mingle with the surrounding white coat and in such case the distinct dots of Dalmatian type ticking is striking.   In the Llewellin the eventual coloring description on these white Belton pups is impossible to determine until around 5 to 6 weeks of age. 

The degree or amount of ticking of an individual Llewellin pup can only be estimated; by the amount of ticking in both the sire and dam.

The mating of 2 Llewellin Setter dogs of like coloration is not an absolute in determining the coloring of the offspring.

The TAN gene coloration is present in all Llewellins.

The presence of this TAN coloring possibility is what makes the range and variety of coloring possible within each litter of the Llewellin Setter. 


The major markings and colors of the pups are indicated on our LITTER CHART.

Also shown are small spots of the same corresponding color of the larger patches seen at birth.

The PHOTOS of Llewellin pups under 6 weeks old will show the major markings but will not show the ticking indicated all over the body as in the drawings chart.  The ticking begins to come out as they shed the baby puppy fuzz.   

The Llewellin Setter puppy is dominantly white at birth.  As the cute fuzzy ‘puppy coat’ of a Llewellin Setter pup sheds they will soon develop small colored spots (called ticking which is indicated as Ticked, abbreviated Tkd).  The ticking will be the same color as the major patches, such as Black, Tan, Orange or Chestnut all over their body.  The ticking is always more distinct on the extremities of the Llewellin Setter.  You will notice that the ticking on these litter charts is indicated at varying degrees of intensity.  The mature amount of ticking on the body of a Llewellin cannot be determined with certainty at weaning age.  At the time the Llewellin Setter pup is 7 to 8 weeks old the ticking begins to show clearly on the legs, nose and ears.  When a Llewellin pup is between 3 & 6 month old; it will begin to reach its full coloring.  The degree of ticking indicated on the charts is a guess based on the amount of ticking of the Llewellin Setter Sire and Llewellin Setter Dam. 


Our 100% LLEWELLIN SETTERS are registered by IPDBA     

PRICES:  MALES $750.00 .... FEMALES $950.00 


Although the demand is greater for males than females, females are priced higher because I do not have as many female pups per litter. Neither a male nor a female makes a better hunting dog than the other. The choice is a matter of personal preference. Males average 5 to 10 pounds more than females. Also keep in mind that Veterinary guidelines now recommend that a dog be neutered or spayed if not breed regularly. 

Exceptions to the basic price: Older pups and Started or Trained Llewellin Setters

Any increase over the basic price is indicated beside each individual Llewellin puppy. 

In addition, since ID Chips are now required for registration, we will place ID Chips in all pups before leaving here.  Please add an additional $25.00 for the ID Chip to the purchase price.  This charge is optional if you do not want registration papers. 

WE AT King Llewellin Kennel do not CHARGE FOR: