Piebald Dogs

The piebald coloration is a gene mutation leading to the absence of color in certain parts of the dog’s body. This means these breeds display random white markings contrasting dark colors like black or brown.

A typical DNA variant has been located in most piebald breeds – the Microphthalmia Associated Transcription Factor (MITF) gene – which indicates that it might be responsible for the unique coloration.

Piebald Dog Breeds

List of Piebald Dog Breeds

Small Dog Breeds

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Chihuahua
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Medium Dog Breeds

  • Border Collie
  • Dachshund
  • English Bulldog
  • French Bulldog
  • Whippet

Large Dog Breeds

  • Basset Hound
  • Boerboel
  • German Pointer
  • German Shepherd
  • Newfoundland Dog
  • Poodle
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Saint Bernard

With their multicolored appearance, the piebald dog is often described as “cowlike” in appearance.

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