The Language of Colours
- Phenotypes – The visible colour of a dog
- Genotypes – The genetic colour of a dog
- Carrying – Refers to a trait that may not be visible in the current dog but will be passed on to it’s descendants
- Expressed – Refers to a trait that is visible in the current dog
How We Predict Puppy Colours
Through DNA testing, a breeder is able to determine a dog’s Genetic Colour Code (genotype). The genotype of our dogs is noted on our Doodle Moms and Doodle Dads pages.
Once you know a dog’s genotype you can use the chart below to determine the possible Phenotypes (colours to be expected) for each litter.
There are 9 genotypes, 3 phenotypes (cream, brown, black) and 2 nose colours(brown, black).