The Chocolate (Sable) occurred in some time after 1975. The coat of the Chocolate is milk chocolate brown over the back, sides and belly can range in shade from light to mid chocolate. The roots of the hairs are cream and there are cream rings around the eyes. The Chocolate has a white chin stripe and may also have a patch of white on the belly and/or chest. The eyes are black and the ears are dark grey. As the Chocolate matures the coat begins to lighten.