My idea of smuts are solid colored dogs with full black faces with no or very minimal white.
I would not call these dogs smuts.
I guess I should say these dogs have black markings rather than masks? To me, black over the eyes is a "mask". But I may be incorrect and have been registering my dogs incorrectly for years. The dams muzzle is black, the sire's has a "little black" here and there. They both have black eye patches around their eyes and full black pigment noses. The grandsire (the white linebred dog) has full black pigment completely around his eyes and his nose/muzzle area. I think most anyone would concur with me that this white male has very good pigment.
Poncho was a white dog with REALLY black pigment. I can't quite remember if he had a little color patch on his body somewhere. I don't think so though.
My opinion is the two puppies seem to have the typical either A or B color gene and the third pup has a red haired or dudley/liver color gene. Sure would like to know where it came from.... but I'm thinking the grandsire. (he was not my own breedings, I purchased him from a long time breeder)
Posted on Jun 27, 2010, 10:39 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168