Black and Tan

by Jodie
(Southampton)

Hi I have just brought a puppy, she is black on top and tan underneath with tan patches on her face and white patches on her feet, she is the only on in her litter this colour, the rest were mainly white with black or tan patches, The mum was mainly white with tan patches and the dad was mainly white with black patches, I just wondered if she could be a jack russell seeing as the breed standards are prodominatly white?

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Nov 06, 2011
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Black and Tan
by: Robbin's Rescued Russells

Jodie,
That is a hard question to answer without personally having seen or interacting with your new puppy. Yes Jacks are predominately white but there are many other traits and characteristics’ that make up a Jack Russell Terrier. It’s possible that the bitch was bred by more than one male dog. In other words its possible for a litter of puppies to be sired by different male dogs. If she was bred by more than one male that could explain why there is just one puppy that doesn’t look like the rest of the litter. Or it could be that your pup is the one who carries the dominant or recessive gene, and also to be considered is the “throw back” gene that occurs every so often. I bet she is still cute as can be, and will love you no matter what color she is. Congratulations on your new family member.
Robbin’s Rescued Russells
www.robbinsrescuedrussells.org

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