Harlequin Litter Color Narrative with Photos
by Arlene Scarbrough of Scarbrough Fair Great Danes
description of the show marked mantle
(formerly boston black) color is quoted from the AKC standard:
“The color shall be black and white with a solid black blanket
extending over the body; black skull with white muzzle; white blaze is optional;
whole white collar preferred; a white chest; white on part or whole of the
forelegs and hind legs; white tipped black tail.
A small white marking in the black blanket is acceptable, as is a break
in the white collar.”
harlequins vary widely in their markings, so do mantles.
They may have a half collar, a wide collar, a narrow collar, or no
collar. They may have no face
blaze, a thin face blaze, or a very wide face blaze.
If they have a face blaze, it may be centered between the eyes, or it may
be off center. Mantles can also be pet marked if they vary widely from the
description of the show marked black
color is quoted from the AKC standard: “The
color shall be a glossy black. White
markings at the chest and toes are not desirable.”
blacks are described in the preceding paragraph. Generally you can still show a black if it has a tiny amount
of white on a few toes or a tiny amount of white on the chest, although the
white is not desirable.
This is one of the few show marked blacks we've produced. They are fairly
rare from harlequin breeding, unless you breed a harl bred black to a harl
Pet marked blacks
may have white on the toes, the feet, the legs, large white markings on the
chest, etc. Just as with the other
color patterns, they vary quite a lot.
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