Color & Marking Examples
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We have many to choose from.. this is not meant to be a chart on genetics, or
*why* the colors are what they appear.. but just a simple chart for helping you
to put a *name* to your pup's color for your records or registrations..
White, creams, reds, fawns, blacks, blues, solids, brindles, speckled/ticked,
pied, and so on..
This chart will also help you determine your dogs *pigment* color... black, chocolate, liver, red, blue..[ or
"pink" - which is a lack of pigment]..
Black Pigment.. [
to tell pigment, notice the nose, eye rims, lips..]
Blue pigment color..
[also to be considered a "Blue", the pigment color must be blue..
Blue is a dilute of Black. so there will be NO black on the dog anywhere if
the pigment is Blue]
Chocolate/Red/Liver pigment color..
[Chocolate is produced by a "Black
blocking" gene, so again, there will be NO Black on the dog if it carries the
Black Blocking Gene]..
Brindles * Brindle is a base coat color with
stripes or markings of a darker color.. the "stripes/marks" are the same
color as the pigment,, sometimes the stripes or marks are so close together and
so much that they become the dominant color, which is then called a Reverse
brindle.. [or also called "black brindle" by some]
Titan is a Tiger
Brindle/White. notice the definite striping effect of the marks.
Cody -Tiger Brindle and White
Midnight Star is
a Reverse Brindle [Black Brindle]
very little of her beige base coat shows through the heavy black markings.
Reverse Brindle and White
with Ticking [choc. pigment]
Ticking Ticking is a old color,
dog show fanciers in the 19 hundreds bred away from the older more
muted colors [the ticked, brindles, and dark colors] in favor of the
"pure" colors like pure Reds, Fawns, red/white.. they thought the
clean crisp colors showed up better and were more "flashy" looking
in the ring.. most of the "working" dogs kept the more muted,
Care Bear is a
(notice how the
"ticking" covers the white areas)
another Brindle with Ticking
Scarlet is a red & white with ticking.
(Notice again how the
white areas are ticked)
dog has Blue pigment] sometimes its hard to see pigment in pictures.
Black/white/brindle points = Black "Trindle"..
a tri-color pattern.
notice on Sables how the hairs are "Tipped" with black.. so even though it
gives the tri-color effect, and is three [or more] colors . in a tri the hairs
are not tipped!
Havana (pictured above) is red & white with a
liver nose and she also has sable in her coat. Look at the area
around her neck and notice the white hairs are tipped with color.
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