The Copper occurred in some time after 1975. The coat of the Copper is bright copper over the back, sides and belly can range in shade. The roots of the hairs are cream and there are cream rings around the eyes. The Copper has a white chin stripe and may also have a patch of white on the belly and/or chest. The eyes are red and the ears are flesh coloured. As the Copper matures the eyes become darker red.
The Copper can be combined with any coat type, and pattern to produce varieties such as Long Haired Copper, Copper Banded, etc.
For showing the Copper should have a deep, bright and even colour.