What color is my foster dog?

Why buy from a breeder when there are plenty of homeless pups in shelters???
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Postby ProudMommy77 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:56 pm

:inlove: pack him up and send him here...lol..he is really beautiful...good luck finding him a forever home!

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Postby heartbullies » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:56 am

Pretty dog! I call that color 'lilac,' a dilute version of chocolate. Some people call it "champagne." It's "isabella" coloring in other breeds, but "lilac" when the same color- dilute chocolate- in other kinds of animals like cavies.

http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... ate+dilute

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Technically, both are "shades" of black. Blue is black with a double dose of the recessive dilution gene. Chocolate is black with a double dose of the recessive liver (rednose) gene. Both can exist on the same dog at the same time, creating a color referred to as lilac or isabella in many other breeds. It is the normal coloration of the Weimaraner, in which it is referred to as grey.

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Postby thaiboxer6 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:09 pm

just curious of his current status on applicants, pretty sure i live relatively close via petfinder :P

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Postby klandmk » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:26 am

Everyone...THANK YOU! This is the most informative posting I've done!

To thaiboxer...I sent you a pm.

Just so you all know.....I've had applicants but they all failed for this little guy!
(No....I'm not being overly picky but there is BASIC needs that have to be met! We have an applicant reviewer independent of the foster parent for this reason)
He's still waiting....

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Postby True_Pits » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:39 pm

I believe Champagne is the color which appears lighter (same diluted pigmentation in a dog closer to fawn colors) as it is close to the color of actual champagne and Lilac is the term used for the darker colored dogs (like closer to chocolate). It is a matter of different shades.

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