There are only two basic pigments that determine the color of canines

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Despite the huge variety in coat color, the two basic pigments that determine the color of canines are eumelanin (black) and phaeomelanin (red).  All different variations in color are created by these two pigments, which are both forms of melanin. For more complete information, you can read the following article on our resources page in the pet health section: “Genetics Basics – Coat Color Genetics in Dogs”

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