Color of dogs.
In working dogs, the ointment basically plays a minor role, therefore, in establishing some patterns, no importance was attached to it, for others, there are strict and rigorous regulations (e.g.. Harlequin Gray Great Dane is disqualified, just like the white german shepherd). There are several types of color in dogs. A uniform ointment (White, black or brown in all shades) the color of the coat is called the same all over the body. Against the background of the main color, they may appear slightly, but strictly placed marks of a different color (e.g.. flamed underside and limbs, marks above the eyes, mask). If they are desired for a given pattern, must be clearly outlined, rather than blending in with the background. The uniform ointment can come in different shades - and so the black can be shiny (jet) or dull with a brown or grayish tone, silvery ash. Yellow-brown may be red (Irish terrier), fawn (boxer), chocolate, lemon, to isabella; often with this color there is a black mask and the so-called. ,,donkey stripe ”along the back. A special variety is the so-called. sable (ang.), which translates as "swarthy”. It is an ointment of various shades, from yellow to brown with more or less black hair. This ointment is one of those provided in the collie standard. It is also found in other breeds, especially often in a Pekingese.
The ointment is wild or wolf's then, when individual hairs are black and yellow striped. Chinchilla ointment is rare. Umaszczenie marmurkowate (merle lub dapple) is then, when darker black or chocolate spots appear on a lighter ashen or coffee background (collie, jamnik). The spotted ointment is then, when there are colored patches on a white background, and if there are irregular black spots on a white or gray background, we are called harlequins, about speckling then, when there are round spots on a white background. A special form of flatness is the so-called Irish meaning, when white spots appear on the face, forehead, dewlap, breasts, on the paws, nape and tip of tail. Albinizm, i.e. no dye, is always a disadvantage, and even causes total disqualification. Some breeds require proper patch placement or have restrictions on the color set (King Charles spaniel, Dalmatian, dog arlekin). These color characteristics are taken into account when judging a dog, if the pattern requires it. Finally, it is worth mentioning a mixture of brown and white hair - roan coat and a mixture of white and black hair - gray hair., ferruginous or frosty. The dropiat is called a dog, if on white, on an ashen or roan background there are small black or brown spots. Brindle (or hawk) - it is a uniform coat dog (usually fawn), with dark or black stripes, which is usually combined with a black mask.