Black Gold is a very unusual, and unique color, that is very much like a tortoise shell cat. Though, with our Dakota Sport Retrievers, they are born mostly black, and the gold coloring comes more, and brighter, with age. We believe it is a form of the sable coloring. An exceptional, head turning color! Everyone stops what they were saying, and is in awe when they see a dog with this coloring! Even our vets have been amazed!