Albino dogs have an absence of the pigment melanin in their coats and eyes. This condition is caused by recessive genes. Affected dogs have pink skin, white fur and pink eyes.Know More
Researchers at Michigan State University have found that humans and Doberman pinscher dogs share a gene responsible for causing one form of albinism. The defective gene results in a missing protein needed for normal coloration. Dogs with this form of albinism are vulnerable to developing skin tumors known as melanomas.
Dobermans that have one normal gene and one albino gene usually have normal coloration but can transmit the gene for albinism when they breed. In other forms of albinism, a dog that has one normal gene and one albino gene may have a paler than normal coat, an effect known as dilution.Learn more about Dogs
Dark Golden Retriever puppies that have full, solid colored coats from root to tip often retain the color specifics in adulthood. Puppies with different colored undercoats or hair with different colored tips tend to change coat color as they grow.Full Answer >
To give a dog a bath, use a shampoo that is specifically formulated for dog's coats and make sure that after massaging the shampoo in, the shampoo is thoroughly washed out. Regular brushing can help with the upkeep by ensuring that the coat does not get any more mats and that the skin stays healthy.Full Answer >
There is only one breed of collie; however, the collie breed has 10 different color variations and four markings as well as two different types of coats. The two different types of coats refer to the outer coat, which can be either smooth or rough.Full Answer >
Irish Jack Russells are small terriers with short, often white coats with brown markings. They take their name from breeder Rev. John Russell and were originally bred for hunting foxes.Full Answer >