While most people think of the Great Pyrenees as a pure white dog, the breed standard allows for up to a third of the coat be colored. Any color is accepted as long as it is within the allowed amount. Badger or blaireau coloring—a mixture of white, gray, brown, and black hairs—are the most common. Colored markings usually appear around the face and ears, as well as throughout the body. These markings may disappear as puppies grow, and may also reappear in adulthood.