~ Colors Explained ~
Traditional - Black & Tan (at/at)
Parti refers to white markings. It can occur on any color, but I've only pictured traditionals with parti markings here. Some traditionals that only carry the parti gene will have large amounts of white. It's not uncommon for a parti carrier to have white toes, chest n belly, and sometimes a stripe across the back of the neck . The amount of white on a parti can vary from very little to mostly all white (breeders call this extreme white). I strive to produce partis with symmetrical masking.
A dog with two copies of the chocolate gene will turn from traditional or golden to a beautiful brown color. They will still genetically be traditional or golden, the chocolate gene only alters their pigment. The chocolate gene turns the nose brown and sometimes lightens the eye color. Their shades range, and it's not uncommon for their coats to lighten as they mature. Please note these are all traditionals (at/at) with the chocolate gene. Golden chocolates look slightly different. I don't have pictures of many, but two puppies are posted at the bottom of the page.
Chocolate Parti - (bb plus SS)
Blonde - (ee)
Blonde, although recessive, is essentially dominate over almost all other locii. A blonde can be genetically traditional, golden, brindle but will be all blonde. This makes it impossible to know from looking at a blonde whether it carries other colors. The only way to know what genes it will pass down to its offspring is through DNA color testing, or knowledge of their parents. Blondes can also be parti and chocolate (none are pictured here, I have posted examples at the bottom on the page)
Golden - Sable (ay/ay)
Golden, more commonly called sable can produce a range of colors from light fawn to dark red. They sometimes look chocolate or almost black at birth, and can lighten to appear nearly ee blonde! It's a dominate gene, so only one parent needs to be golden to produce golden puppies. Offspring of a golden parent WILL NOT automatically be a carrier of the gene (unless a parent carries 2 copies of the gene)! This is a common misconception because parti, chocolate, and blonde are all recessive and if one parent is the above mentioned all their puppies will carry at least one copy of the gene, making them a carrier. A golden will be golden colored even if they carry only one copy of the gene. There are some exceptions to this such as if the dog is blonde or Kb black.
Trindle - Brindle (Kbr) plus (at/at)
Merle - (Mm)
~Some other color combinations~
Golden Chocolate Parti
Blonde Chocolate Parti
Just for fun see if you can identify the different colored puppies pictured here. =)
Without being able to see their noses picking out which are chocolate will be a little more difficult. Answers below.
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