Puppy Colours

THE LANGUAGE OF COLOURS

  • Phenotypes - The visible colour of a dog

  • Genotypes - The genetic colour of a dog

  • Carrying - Refers to a trait that may not be visible in the current dog but will be passed on to its offspring

  • Expressed - Refers to a trait that is visible in the current dog

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Light Apricot

(black nose)

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Caramel Parti

(brown nose)

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Copy of Dez - mini F1b chocolate sable l

Lavender

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Copy of Tina - F1b blue merle labradoodl
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Light Caramel

(brown nose)

Copy of Piper - standard F1B chocolate l
Copy of Daisy - mini F1b parti labradood
Copy of Rudy -F1b chocolate phantom labr
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Copy of Shilo - mini black parti phantom

Tri-colour

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Sable

(Photo Credit: Crossfield Doodles)

HOW WE PREDICT PUPPY COLOURS

  • Through DNA testing, a breeder is able to determine a dog's genetic colour code (genotype).  The genotype is noted on our Moms and Dads pages in their colour trait reports.

  • When you know a dog's genotype you can use the linked chart to determine the possible phenotypes (colours to be expected) for each litter.

  • There are 9 genotypes, 3 phenotypes (cream, brown, black) and 2 nose colours (brown, black).