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    I saw an ad in the paper yesterday for an ACD for sale. Said it was brindle. I may not know everything about ACD's but I thought they only came in blue and red and they were spotted. Correct me if I'm wrong please.

  • #2
    If your talking about cattle dogs, I believe they only come in red and blue merle. Perhaps the person got confused and said brindle instead of merle?
    Then again who knows, with all the "rare" doodle,shih,malti,what ever they want to bred at the moment.


    • #3
      Sometimes it's lack of knowledge of a backyard breeder. I went to look at a Shih Tzu and she called it a brindle and it was clearly gold and white with black tips. So I really do think that people that do not read go to dog shows and research every nook and canny about a breed should not try to pass them selves off as a breeder.
      "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"


      • #4
        this is what is on the akc site
        Color (Blue)
        The color should be blue, blue-mottled or blue speckled with or without other markings. The permissible markings are black, blue or tan markings on the head, evenly distributed for preference. The forelegs tan midway up the legs and extending up the front to breast and throat, with tan on jaws; the hindquarters tan on inside of hindlegs, and inside of thighs, showing down the front of the stifles and broadening out to the outside of the hindlegs from hock to toes. Tan undercoat is permissible on the body providing it does not show through the blue outer coat. Black markings on the body are not desirable.

        Color (Red Speckle)
        The color should be of good even red speckle all over, including the undercoat, (neither white nor cream), with or without darker red markings on the head. Even head markings are desirable. Red markings on the body are permissible but not desirable.
        If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!


        • #5
          Originally posted by petstylist View Post
          If your talking about cattle dogs, I believe they only come in red and blue merle. Perhaps the person got confused and said brindle instead of merle?

          ACDs don't come in merle, either. The blue is produced by even ticking. Reds are also ticked, not merle.

          The standard doesn't allow for brindle, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. There are off-color dogs in most breeds. Red Rotties, liver and tan Yorkies, yellow Basenjis...all are disqualifying colors, but they all exist.


          • #6
            Last edited by pamperedpups; 02-20-07, 12:05 AM.


            • #7
              red and blue only. i had 2 red champions. i don't think they are refered to as merle (that would be the aussie) i had a litter and i had a one that looked like a mix of red AND blue, my breeder refered to him as a purlpe,he was beautiful, but not good for showing. i'm sure she knew her stuff, she had the breed winner at the garden the first 4 years the breed was recognized, CH. Dawnheirs Blue Bronco, back in the 80's...eeekk, i'm old!


              • #8
                Ahhh so we have the "rare white boxer syndrome" going here! Backyard breader charges alot of money for a disqualifying color! People eat this **** up. lol big $$$