Strange Markings

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  1. Dex

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    Aww thanks!! I'm not certain if he's purebred or not. He was caught chasing stock down in Iowa as a young hooligan and so I've always just said he's a purebred farm lab :p
     
  2. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    He has one black and one white front leg... I guess that is kind of funky for a mostly black dog.

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    Zobby has brindle tan points creeping in as he gets older.
     
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    Henry is your pretty standard black and tan. His black is fantastically dark and shows no seal, though, which I think is cool. He has one small white spot on his chest.
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    All of Rhys's white has tan freckles. They're very tough to see but adorable.
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    He has a full white collar and chest, but a spotty chin.
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    And a big neck spot as well. I wish it was on his show side!
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    And his nose stripe!
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    Emily has ticking on all of her toes. She also has white ticks/zigzag marks going up her front legs. Her father has urajiro markings and I wonder if it's related.

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    The ONLY white Pirate has on his body is this small dime sized spot on his chest.

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    Yep, that.


    Hudson doesn't really have any strange markings, but look at how the white on his face has changed.
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    Bringing the puppies back from NC, the easiest way I could tell Hudson and his black & white brother apart was that Hudson's white went over his head and met up with his white collar

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    Romeo has a pigmenty lip :p.
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    Zoie has a weird coat color. She has ticking, and then random spots where it isn't quite as filled in. And grey/white nose, but it's not that obvious in person. It's showed up in pictures since she was a puppy.
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    Skye has all the spots.
     
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    Josie has brindled legs and face, and a solid body.

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    When we got Tucker he had a black stripe running down his back that was super cool. Also had black on areas of his face, head, and ears.

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    Now it's all gone except for some on his tail and ears, and a few hairs here and there down his back (needed to find a picture of him looking dejected so his tail wasn't curled over)
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    If you look closely at his shoulder area here you can see some long black hairs
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    Otherwise he's pretty much just tan with his cheeks and lower jaw being a lighter tan than the rest of him
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    His chest/bib is sort of whitish, as are the insides of his legs, belly, underside of tail and between the toe hairs.
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    He also still sort of has speckles on his nose, you can see them better when he's wet
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    The white spot on Yarrow's chest is heart shaped (depending on the angle)

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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    You know... he looks merle.
     
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    I never really thought it was strange, but a lot a people comment on it, and it wanted to post a pic too :lol-sign:

    Bailey has a diamond shaped spot on her forehead. Come pelted strangers will tell me they want to kiss her on her diamond-spot :rolleyes: hehe

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    Especially there. Sable merle?
     
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    I love Journey's black patch on her chest.
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    And how she only has half a white collar. The back of her neck has a white triangle and it goes down thinly on the right side, and then the left side is black.
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    And I don't have any good pictures of them that I can find, but I love her nose freckles too.
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    And I like Dance's mittens. Her white feet goes perfectly up and around her dewclaws. So cute.
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    I think that's everyone's interesting markings. Everything else is pretty uniform for their breeds.
     
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    Oh, here's a picture of the white ring on Kim's back when she was a puppy. You can kind of see how black her tail was too. But the white ring is far weirder.

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    Webster's markings aren't so much odd as they are distinctive. Here is one of the few pics where you can see the couple white hairs ont he end of his tail.

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    And here's Mira's tongue spot :)
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    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    OMG I just melted <3
     
  17. Sit Stay

    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    My dogs don't have anything super unusual!

    Ned's feet are pretty freckley - he has one freckle on his toe, which makes his one nail black. You can see how spotty his opposite leg is too (and that weird merley line).
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    And of course that BIG solid marking and his solid leg (and his cute little front socks)
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    His nose never fully filled in. He has a little brown spot in the pink.
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    Quinn has two lines of freckles on either side of her nose. They look like little horns LOL.
    They were really evident when she was little
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    I think her collar/chest marking is interesting. It's very symmetrical and has big "wings" that go to (and slightly over) her shoulders.
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    I think it's cute that her back socks are not very "smooth". They are really jagged and wild looking - like a sabino horse!
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    Ozfozz Highbread Dingbat

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    I was going through old shots of Rigby, and apparently it's not just progressive tanning, but also ticking.

    This is her the day before I got to bring her home in 2011. You can see her neck and chest are pretty white.
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    Whereas here, you can see how much her chest has filled in with black spots
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