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GALLERY 4

Black & Tan, Colour Point, Tricolour

As we saw in the definitions, colour points are laid out in a very specific pattern with lighter markings appearing on the inner ear, eyebrows, cheeks, chest, legs and vent. Points may be cream, silver or tan and may be solid coloured or brindled. Note the wide variety of colour points of the dogs shown in this gallery. Base coats are most often black, silver or chocolate or, less commonly, may be Sable or Brindle. Black and Tan is the most well-known combination as it is seen in many other familiar dog breeds such as the Rottweiler and Doberman. See Gallery 10 for Chocolate patterns. Sorting out point and tricolour patterns can be surprisingly perplexing. See Points of Confusion 2 for more information and tips on how to indentify them.

BLACK & TAN

Black & Tan
This little charmer is Bobby of Buenazo kennel. His points are very noticeably tan.

BLACK & TAN

Black/Tan
Neesle, from Havanese Stars in Switzerland, owned by Loris Martenelli, is a beautiful example of an adult Black & Tan. Her tan
points have lightened to pale cream.

TRICOLOUR (chocolate/tan/white)

Tricolour
One of Mimosa's own; Otto is a chocolate with Irish Pied white markings and tan points. You can easily see the tan eyebrows on his face.

BLACK PARTI with TAN

Black/Tan/white Tricolour
Vinnie is a Black Parti with intense tan points on his face. There is no missing those bright golden eyebrows and cheeks. See his colour development on Gallery 17.


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BLACK & TAN

Black & Tan
Tango started her life at Liveoak Kennel. She is now a little Texas cowgirl owned by Joan Little.

TRICOLOUR (black/tan/white)

Black & Tan with white trim/
Black & Tan with white trim. Kissie's points are very definitely tan highlighted by white trim on paws, chest and chin. Kissie is from Toy Fozzie kennel in Norway.

TRICOLOUR (sable/tan/white)

Silver
Sable, Tan and White. Beautiful dramatic colouring makes Lito extra special. From Strand Wiks kennel in Sweden.

BLACK & TAN BRINDLE with WHITE

Black & Tan Brindle with white
If you look closely at Josie's paws you can see that her markings are brindled rather than clear. She is a Black and Tan Brindle with white markings. See more of Josie on Gallery 17.

BLACK & TAN

Black with white trim
Molly's antics keep the Smith family hopping. Her points lightened to cream as she matured.

TRICOLOUR (black/silver/white)

Black & Silver with white markings
Black & Silver with white markings. Onyx,
bred here at Mimosa, displays strong silver points and white markings on chin, chest
and feet.

TRICOLOUR (black/tan/white)

silver
Oskar of Sweden's Kebics Kennel displays a different tricolour pattern with irregular splashes of black, white and tan. Sometimes this is called Bi-coloured Parti.

BLACK & SILVER with WHITE

Black and silver with white markings
Fun loving Baribal's Belly Dancer from Xanaways is Black and Silver with small touches of white on chin and chest. Wisps of black are not brindling, it is just some dirt from playing in the field.


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