Originally Posted by Allycorn
I guess what I'm wondering about the black and tan thing... little more clearly explained.
Can you have a white dog with black and tan patches on it, versus a black and tan dog with white patches on it? What is the difference between these to the AKC, and what is the difference between these genetically speaking?
I don't really care if the AKC doesn't think tri color is a "real" thing, because genetically it could be, and I am more interested in the real genetics than the labels we are putting on them.
It is not that AKC acts as if Tri Color does not exist, it is just not a color classification NAME, that's all. My Eden, in the U.K., is called Tri Color. In the U.S., she is registered with AKC as black and tan with white markings.
Originally Posted by Mydaddysjag
Anyway, yes, there is a difference between a black and tan dog with white markings and a mostly white dog with black and tan markings. The first is named exactly that, black and tan with white markings. The second is a Black and Tan spotted on white.
This is correct!