This section describes alittle
about what is in each link above and how to get the
most out of this program.
Basics contain links to a selection of indepth articles that help you understand
how to choose your dogs color and a basic understanding of how color works.
It is recommended that you read them to obtain accurate results when choosing
*How do I know what color my dog is?
*Knowing your dogs genetic makeup.
*Recessive - Pheno - Geno Type, What is it?
In the color index you will be able to choose
from an extensive variety of colors in order to calculate the possible
outcome of a given mating. There will be instructions on that page to walk
you though. Please note that Recessive colors that may be carried by the
parents are NOT taken into consideration with this quick color mating guide.
In order to calculate recessives into your mating you must understand how
they work and it is advised that you read the section that explains Recessives.
Here you will get an indepth look at recessive
genes, how they work and how you can factor them into your dogs color.
There are several Patterns that can appear on
dog and each works differently depending on what pattern they carry and
how it combines with their colors.
This section describes what is called Ticking
on a dog. Basically it is small spots of dark pigment that comes up with
age. It is also known as Roan and Belton in certain breeds.
There are several genes that regulate the amount
and pattern of white coloration on your dog. Sometimes there is no white
at all and other times the dog can be pure white. This section explains
how the (S)Series of white genes work. It includes the Tuxedo, Piebald,
Extreme White and No White.
Incomplete Dominance - Modifiying Genes - Mendilian
These are all contributing factors that go into
the actual color that can be produced.
This section gives examples on how to apply a
coat color formula to your own dogs. It is an extremely indepth look at
how all the genes play upon each other and why you need to know all the
genes carried by your dog to get correct odds of colors that can be produced
by a mating pair.