Do Great Dane pups always inherit their parents’ color?

Campong T: Do Great Danes pups always inherit the color of their parents?
If both parents are fawn is there any chance that their pups will be harlequin, black, blue , brindle etc.

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Answer by Mike
no animals only get the color of their parents>>>

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  1. ragapple says

    as a blanket question I would have said no– BUT fawn is the most recessive color so two fawns produce all fawns

  2. Cay says

    In short, no, not always.

    It comes down to genetics and dominant and recessive genes of the dame and sire, which in turn has been influenced by their parents and so on.

    The best way to get an indication of the colour is to go to a good breeder and ask what the expected colours of the pups are.

    If you're getting a pup, get it form a good breeder (not a pet-shop which are often supplied by puppy farms) who will answer all your questions and have bred the dogs to have the lowest genetic problems as possible.

  3. doglove70 says

    Depends. If two mantle dogs are bred, there is every chance that there will be black, harlequin or merle puppies in the litter; although it's more likely you'll have more mantles than anything else.

  4. markmartin4life says

    Dog gene's work the same way human gene's do, they have dominant and recessive traits, which includes fur color, so yes it is possible.

  5. Goldenly Addicted says

    The pups can get recessive genes. Eventhough the Dam & Sire are fawn, maybe one of their ancestors were not fawn. So it's possible…

  6. Bestyouevahad says

    No they do not. They can inherit the color of their ancestors as well. So if their Grandsire(Grandpa) Was harlequin good chance a pup might come out the same

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