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Illustrated Coat Markings Guide

Adapted from the "Descriptive Color and Marking Code" of the AMCA.

The images below are for general coat marking comparison only. Actual shadings and patterns will vary by individual dog.


Face Markings

Cap 

Oscar
Misty

A cap of color covers the top of the head and ears usually coming to a point in the center of the forehead.

Goggles 

Cedar
Tess
Dark areas under the eyes and extending sideways to the cap. 

Bar

Nanook
Nordic
A dark area extending from the center point of the cap down the nose. 

Eye Shadow 

Megan
Dark markings under the eyes but not extending out to the cap. 

Star

Kayak
Timber
A small white spot in the center of the forehead. 

Blaze

Kelsey
Keh'lar
A white mark extending from the center point of the cap back up the forehead. Width and length can vary.

Closed Face

Semora
Dylan

Dark coloring covering the face with no distinct markings on the face. 

Open Face

Misty
Tipper
A cap covering the top of the head and no other markings on the face.

Full Mask

Sampson
Tess
The combination of cap, goggles and bar. 

Mask

Tess
The combination of cap and goggles. 

Chest Markings

Necklace

Drew
A curving band of dark color across the chest.

Eagle

Two bands of dark color protruding partially across the chest, forming a pattern resembling the eagle emblem.

Neck Area

Collar

A white band of color encircling the neck.

Wither Spot

A white mark varying in size but centered on the withers or at the base of the neck.

Mismarkings

Mismarkings

Elley
Megan
Undesirable, uneven splashings.



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