Photo shoot of clinic dog for upcoming adoption drive, shared with permission
Breed: pit bull mix
Color: red brindle
Hobby: jumping “Boing!” straight up in the air when excited about going outside
I will try to offer as many photo references as possible to accompany my Dog Coat Colors guide, but unfortunately most of the cool patterns I see are client dogs and photography is not allowed.
The genetics behind brindle
This dog can be described as a red brindle, both for the darkness of the base color (the red which has brindling), and for the medium amount of black (heaviness of stripes).
Notice how the stripes flow down the spine toward the tail like dragging a toothpick through fudge on top of brownie batter.