And the "brindle" markings would show on the face…. also you need to wait until he is done blowing coat to see the true color... again, he might have always been a "trindle" and maybe you didn't notice it as a baby puppy....because they do NOT change colors.... A Tri doesn't become "Trindle" they are born that way or not....
I'm confused because he's three years old and all of a sudden he's showing the red hairs in what was solid black but yet he was born that way. We absolutely love our dogs. I inspect my dogs almost daily for 'stickies' from the yard or anything else that can stick to their coats. Between my husband and I each dog gets some kind of special attention every day. My two boys get brushed at least once a week. (My little girl gets groomed.) I know what he looked like up until a few months ago. And so does my husband. He exclaimed at one point "Corky is not as black as he used to be."
Could you take a look at the pictures of him in my member gallary (most of which are puppy pics or over a year old) and tell me if he looks trindle to you and maybe now it's becoming more pronounced?
I will try to get pictures of him in the next couple of days.
As far as his brothers and sisters, I have no clue because Corky is a pet shop pup. No, I'm not proud of that but I am not sorry for it either. I am making a difference now. I am the foster and transport coorinator for a local rescue and I also foster small puppies. Along with that, I try to gently educate people about pet shops and puppy mills.
Also, just for the record, because Corky is a pet shop pup, he gets tested for Fanconi every 6 months. So far so good!!!