Thanks, his whole litter looked great. The whole litter was tris. He's now almost 6 years and he has a lot of white fur creaping in on his black coat, which was perfectly black in his youth.
My son used to show in junior showmanship and I remember other black dog owners using sharpie marker to remove those stray white hairs.
My wife keeps his tail trimmed-
Oh yes. We were in Barney's clutches for years. I am lucky now as she likes anime a lot, and I enjoy some of the titles as well. We are big Naruto fans, she likes Bleach as well, plus Miyazaki's films.
If Athena had been a boy dog, she would probably have named him Haku or Ashitaka!