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Saddle pattern

This pattern looks a bit like the tricolour (or tanpoint), but has a lot more tan in it. Also the base colour is limited to a saddle like pattern on the back and the markings on the head are not specific and uniform as with a tricolour.

More information on the genetic background of coat colours can be found at Genetics of coat colour and other exterior properties.


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This dog has a rather large saddle on his back, but very little dark markings on his head. He is competing in (English style) obedience.

The dog seen above is standing next to a little bit darker dog. The black is more outspoken and also the head shows a darker pattern. Both dogs come from the Sealight kennels that are wel known for these colour patterns.
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