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  • Blue/Black Lakeland Terrier Breeders?

    I'm looking for, and mainly out of curiosity, for a Lakeland Terrier breeder that has blues and/or blacks. I've been corresponding with a breeder but she has the more common color varieties. I've seen photos of the blues and blacks, they are gorgeous.

    Anyone come to mind?
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    Someone told me blue and black is a random occurrence. Can anyone confirm?
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      Here is a color chart off of the United States Lakeland Club website.
      http://www.uslakelandterrier.org/Default.aspx?tabid=68

      They do indeed come in several solid colors, as well as with a saddle. In no way is the color pattern random, it's all directed by genetics. If the genes are not there for black or for blue, they are not going to randomly appear.

      The club has a list of breeders as well. I think to find a quality breeder with black or blue, you would simply need to start emailing breeders. Odds are they know each other and would know where to direct you. Definitely be careful of the source, all breeders (and all puppies from breeders) are not created equal.

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        [QUOTE=SwissNChow;375447]Here is a color chart off of the United States Lakeland Club website.
        http://www.uslakelandterrier.org/Default.aspx?tabid=68

        They do indeed come in several solid colors, as well as with a saddle. In no way is the color pattern random, it's all directed by genetics. If the genes are not there for black or for blue, they are not going to randomly appear.QUOTE]


        I can agree, up to a point. But there are other factors that can sometimes mask a color, making it seem that the appearance of a color is random. Examples; black dog carrying brindle or grizzle, or an extreme piebald white, carrying any color. And sometimes there can be spontaneous genetic mutations (rare but possible) which are, indeed, random.

        And one must keep in mind that what genes a pup gets is pretty random, too. We just cannot predict which genes a pup is going to get from either parent, or how many generations it's going to take before that line of black dogs throws a brindle.

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