My thoughts and opinions about man's best friend; The dog.
2012/02/16 § 11 Comments
Black & Cream
Came across this fella on http://www.dobermantalk.com. Retrieverman over at The Retriever, Dog & Wildlife Blog indicated he appeared to have the chinchilla gene present making his tan points appear silver or cream, and his nose a pinkish-brown.
Tagged: Black and Cream, Black and Tan, Black and White, Chinchilla, Cream, Doberman, dobermann, Silver, Unique, white points
The AKC standard calls for the tan marks to be “rust,” so I guess that cream colored tan points would not be considered in keeping with the standard.
Probably not. Just as black doberman are not acceptable even though they have very faint rust markings.
He’s sure cute though.
The penciling on his toes is really distinct.
Looks like someone messed up while trying to paint his toenails XD
Fascinating. Wonder where the chinchilla gene comes from in dogs? I have Giant Chinchilla rabbits, and I know in rabbits there are breeds with otter – “Dobe paint job” color – that with the ch gene the rust turns tan/white. Very interesting to see it in Dobes! No it doesn’t meet the standard, but pretty.
I’ve been told and also read that it is responsible for white dogs with black noses, lips etc. like samoyeds. I’m new to the whole genetic thing though.
He is lovely and a distinct color indeed. Black and tan Coonhounds often have the penciling on their toes.
Kyuss has some! It’s not very noticable though since it’s the red coat colour on the tan. XD
I’ve also heard (on DT in the same thread, I think?) that be referred to as “Eukanuba icing” or some such. The “quality” of the food causing the markings to be faded.
(I’m GingerGunlock over there, by the by)
Yeah I read that too. I tried to look up some info on it, but couldn’t really find anything.
I don’t think it has to do with his diet though, as the photo of him as a week old pup or so has the same colouration. Unless, that is, it can pass through the placenta.
I’m waiting to hear back on the thread about it as well as I’m rather curious about the condition.
(Same name on DT, just not extremely active)
All I can see are the size of those paws!
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