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    I call them 'flashers'....cause they look like they are flashing when the dog trots or runs.

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    Do bolo marks discourage buyers and breeders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiddcline View Post
    Do bolo marks discourage buyers and breeders?
    Four out nine in a litter I bred last January (4/6 blacks) had bolo spots on 1-2 paws. Nobody cared at all. The litter sold out in three weeks and I could have sold three litters like it. The female I kept has spots on both front paws and I love them. It's like flashes of lightening as she runs. It didn't hurt that the sire was Gates and the overall pedigree was outstanding. For what it's worth, Gates and Lean Mac also have similar spots and it doesn't seem to have made them less popular. Obviously, it would have been different if I were selling them as show dogs.

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    The presumption is that someone who is looking for a performance dog could care less about the white splashes or for that matter, appearance. The pedigree and the promise of something terrifically wonderful far outweighs other considerations...
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    as long as they are somewhat hidden you won't see them in picture ofyou the dog and the blue ribbon.

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    My Creek Robber female has a little white on the bottom of the feet, but not near as much as Andy's dog. Some have a small white spot on the chest also.

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    We had a black female out of Ebonstar who had white on her hair under her pads. I don't think of it as a bad thing...I actually know people who love it because a lot of their old favorite dogs had this.

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    http://personal.pitnet.net/ldoll/banchory_bolo.htm
    I actually traced our bitch back to Bolo through gooddoginfo.com.

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    White under the paw? "Bolo marks." No big deal except to conformation breeders.

    White on top of paw, foot, or leg? White anywhere! Those are mis-marks, very bad, and the dog should not ever be bred, and preferably even spayed or neutered.
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    HA HA! I'm very relieved to read this thread.

    Zeke has 'em. I didn't see them when he was a pup or I would have passed on the litter. Ignorance is bliss. He's a great dog. I wanted to post earlier asking about this but never got around to it.

    Here's a pic of the bottoms of his front paws. Bad color; those spots are white not pink!

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