|Barked: Thu Jan 21, '10 10:23pm PST |
I am AKC registered as a Brindle Boxer. That said, I am pretty darn black.
I'll be honest, one of the reasons I am not to fond of the BW forums is that if they don't agree with something it is a "taboo" topic. The reasoning is that there is no black gene for Boxers. That said, if you repeatedly breed the darkest brindle with the darkest brindle, it is possible to get a dog pretty close to solid black. I think technically, they are not black, but they certainly look black and have been called everything from "reverse brindle" to "sealed brindle."
All that aside, breeding specifically for color is not a good thing. When dogs are bred solely based upon their color can and does lead to a lot of different health problems that are genetic, including eye problems like distachia, heart problems, hip and joint problems, and cancers.
Edited by author Thu Jan 21, '10 10:23pm PST
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