Getting Started

This section describes alittle about what is in each link above and how to get the 
most out of this program.

The Basics
     The Basics contain links to a selection of indepth articles that help you understand how to choose your dogs color and a basic understanding of how color works. It is recommended that you read them to obtain accurate results when choosing your colors. 
Articles included:
*How do I know what color my dog is?
*Knowing your dogs genetic makeup. 
*Recessive - Pheno - Geno Type, What is it?

Color Index
In the color index you will be able to choose from an extensive variety of colors in order to calculate the possible outcome of a given mating. There will be instructions on that page to walk you though. Please note that Recessive colors that may be carried by the parents are NOT taken into consideration with this quick color mating guide. In order to calculate recessives into your mating you must understand how they work and it is advised that you read the section that explains Recessives.

Here you will get an indepth look at recessive genes, how they work and how you can factor them into your dogs color.

There are several Patterns that can appear on dog and each works differently depending on what pattern they carry and how it combines with their colors.

This section describes what is called Ticking on a dog. Basically it is small spots of dark pigment that comes up with age. It is also known as Roan and Belton in certain breeds.

White Chart
There are several genes that regulate the amount and pattern of white coloration on your dog. Sometimes there is no white at all and other times the dog can be pure white. This section explains how the (S)Series of white genes work. It includes the Tuxedo, Piebald, Extreme White and No White.

Other Factors
Incomplete Dominance - Modifiying Genes - Mendilian Laws.
These are all contributing factors that go into the actual color that can be produced.

Combining Genes
This section gives examples on how to apply a coat color formula to your own dogs. It is an extremely indepth look at how all the genes play upon each other and why you need to know all the genes carried by your dog to get correct odds of colors that can be produced by a mating pair.

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