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AKC Rare Colors BLUE and LIVER Understanding Recessive Gene Genetics

 

"Breeding for Rare Colors

 

 

 

AKC recognizes for the Shih Tzu two colors that come from recessive genes:

          Blue and Liver

 

Breeders add to this list, the color Chocolate, which is just a darker shade of the Liver color.

 

Also the tan markings (that are located similarly to the markings of a Doberman Pinscher) comes from recessive genes.  This marking is referred to by breeders as the “Dobie” marking.

 

These colors and marking are relatively rare since they come from recessive genes, meaning that both parents of a puppy must “carry” that recessive gene for the puppy to have that color or marking.

 

The color of the hair is not crucial to classifying a dog as Blue or Liver color.  More significant would be the color of the “points” (eyes, nose, lips, paw pads) and skin.  If these features are Liver rather than Black (except for the skin) then the dog is Liver.  If these features are Blue, then the dog is Blue, regardless of what the hair color may appear.  Conversely, if these features are Black (except for the skin), then the dog is not Blue or Liver even if the hair appears to be Blue or Liver.

 

One of the breeding objectives of some breeders is to produce the rare colors and marking, since there is generally more demand than supply.  Knowledge of color genetics is vital to success in these breeding plans.  The following summary should give a working understanding of recessive gene genetics.

 

For this analysis, all Shih Tzu will be classified as to color (or marking) as one of the following:

1.     Recessive COLOR (and thus a recessive gene carrier)

2.     Recessive gene CARRIER (but not a recessive color)

3.     Recessive gene NON-CARRIER (and thus not a recessive color)

 

All possible combinations of two parents are presented in the table below, which shows the recessive gene results of the breeding.

 

 

Parent # 1

Parent # 2

Puppies

COLOR

COLOR

COLOR

100 %

COLOR

CARRIER

COLOR

CARRIER

50 %

50 %

COLOR

NON-CARRIER

CARRIER

100 %

CARRIER

CARRIER

COLOR

CARRIER

NON-CARRIER

25 %

50 %

25 %

CARRIER

NON-CARRIER

CARRIER

NON-CARRIER

50 %

50 %

NON-CARRIER

NON-CARRIER

NON-CARRIER

100 %

 

 

 

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AKC Registration of a  Shih Tzu

 

A pedigree documents the parentage of a dog.  A 3-generation pedigree shows the parents, the grandparents, and the great-grandparents of the dog (a total of 14 ancestors).  A 5-generation pedigree also shows the great-great-grandparents and the great-great-great-grandparents (a total of 62 ancestors). 

 

All Shih Tzu at AKC Shih Tzu Puppies by Holland are "registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC).  This assures you that the pedigree of the puppy is accurate and that the puppy is pure-bred Shih Tzu.  No other pet registry in the United States (and there are several) comes close to providing that assurance to the same degree as does AKC.  AKC requires that all males siring more than 7 litters must have on file with AKC a profile of their DNA.  This DNA profile enables AKC to detect scientifically if a breeder misidentifies the sire of a litter (upon the later DNA profiling of any one puppy of the litter).  AKC also regularly conducts on-site inspections of breeders who frequently register litters.  This inspection program gives added assurance as to the proper record keeping and the general cleanliness of the living conditions of the breeding dogs.  The inspection even includes testing DNA profiles to verify the correct identity of the parents of a litter.  This in no way gives any guarantee that the AKC breeders will produce only healthy dogs or that they will be straight forward and honest in their dealings with buyers, but it is certainly better than dealing with a non AKC breeder." 

 

 

 

 We added "Alamo" an AKC Liver Stud to our Breeding Program and rehomed Cashew,that is always difficult..but we are happy to have his daughter : Zoey Girl! Alamo is a result of two AKC LIVER parents both with non fading gene ...so he will bring about one half the puppies of dark chocolate non fading fur into our breeding program..when we breed him with our AKC Liver females that have the fading gene...we love dark chocolate and light chocolate and so will you!see his puppies..the albums with most photos are posted to facebook Breeding page from now on..you dont have to be a member to go see! SEE PUPPIES Sired by Alamo! We accept early deposits for puppies! Come see by clicking here to enter our current website, where all our photos and information are up to date!