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Different Color Boxers

Discussion in 'Boxer Anatomy and Physiology' started by bkidd, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. bkidd

    bkidd Boxer Booster

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    Describe the color of your boxer. I've owned 2 boxers I'd call brindle and fawn. But I'm wondering what everyone means by flashy fawn, reverse brindle, etc. Could someone explain the different colors or refer me to a thread. I've looked around here and put in a search and can't find a break down. I just know the basics: fawn, brindle, white. May be a silly question but it'll help me understand what your boxers look like. Educate me please.
     
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    boxer Boxer Insane

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    Well, if you read the boxer standard, you'll see that there are indeed two basic colours - brindle and fawn. Fawn comes in a range of shades, ranging from pale tan to red to a dark mahogany. Many standards describe the red colour as the most beautiful. For brindle, the fawn ground colour can be any of the fawn shades and the amount of striping can also vary. So a dog with very few stripes is usually known as a "light" brindle, while one with a very heavy concentration of stripes is variously called "dark", "reverse", or "seal" brindle (depending on which part of the world you're in). In between those two extremes are things like "golden" brindle, "red" brindle and "mahogany" brindle - but those terms relate more to the shade of fawn ground colour than to the amount of striping.

    The correct terms are still fawn and brindle though ;)

    "flash" refers to the amount of white on a dog. A "classic" boxer is one with no white, or white confined to the toes and chest. A "flashy" or "semi-flashy" dog is one with white extending up the legs, on the face and possibly also the neck. Those white markings are due to having one copy of the white spotting gene. Dogs with two copies of that gene are completely or predominantly white.
     
  3. Gus's Teah

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    White marking question

    Gus has a white spot on his chin (which makes his underbite oh so cute :) ). Would he still be considered "plain" or "classic," or would he be flashy? I'm guessing classic since he only has white on his chest, tummy and feet otherwise. Just inquiring as to whether the chin makes a difference.

    Thanks!
     
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    Very informative!

    Thanks for the link :) I love learning more about boxers!! I think I will have boxers forever!!
     
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    myeung Boxer Booster

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    reverse brindle

    Bella is a reverse brindle if that helps. She is darker than reg boxers. The breeder described it as her being a black dog with golden strips. Reg brindles are golden with black strips.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    looking at Bella's pix, i wouldn't call her a reverse brindle.. just a dark/darker brindle.. She still has a lot of clearly defined fawn "stripes" . There are much much darker brindles out there that i would consider "reverse".. they look basically black, w/ only a few fawn stripes visible.. and sometimes, only in the right light! :LOL: JMO. ;)

    -Kat

    ps. Bella looks to be not that much darker than my Nikki.. and i definately wouldn't consider Nikki anything close to Reverse.. dark, maybe (depending on the light), but reverse, no way.
     
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    reverse

    A reverse brindle is a brindle backwards so to say. (brown stipes on a black coat instead of black stripes on a brown coat)
     
  9. JaketheSnake

    JaketheSnake Boxer Buddy

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    Flashy red fawn

    Jake's daddy was a white boxer and his mom was a classic fawn boxer. Jake is a red fawn with a white spot on the back of his neck and a white strip down his snout. White socks and white underbelly. When we went to pick our puppy he had 8 brothers and sisters. Jake was the runt so to speak, he was much thinner that the others. I fell in love with his white spot. The rest were either complete rings around the neck or no rings at all. We've kept in touch with the family we got Jake from and he's turned out to be the largest of the litter he came from. He's even taller than his dad, and that was a big dog. Jake is so handsome. I've got to get some pics to show him off.
     
  10. Gus's Teah

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    White Boxer Dad?

    JaketheSnake - Are you aware that breeding white boxers is against AKC registration rules; and against discussion on this board?
     
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