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Many breeds do, one being Pit Bulls.

It seems to correlate with dogs carrying the tan point gene. While many times you can't tell a dog is a carrier sometimes incomplete dominance does happen. Though you can get some pretty heavy shading outlining where the tan points should be and shading from head to tail.....other times it is less noticeable save for the widows peak and just a touch in shade darker on the head and only few shaded hairs interpersed over the rest of the body.

I will post some pics later too.
 

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It makes me call into question what we thought she was. We know her mom was a border collie/standard poodle cross and we originally thought her father was our springer spaniel, but now I wonder.

This photo is a muddy Bella, but shows the color on her face.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/AD4mkBymJtrL4Qx9kCtAgbxjVD2EgNtNfYa97dVvCNI?feat=directlink

I just wish this one showed her tail. It really fans out and curls up and over.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/v0NUw9HEeXDSfK4eiR8KQrxjVD2EgNtNfYa97dVvCNI?feat=directlink

This Bella with her best friend Boomer the Basenji.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5Y7py50Kp6IgBp2LOCbY0rxjVD2EgNtNfYa97dVvCNI?feat=directlink
 

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Can you post pics?

What has made you question this?

If it's color I don't understand since Border Collies are often tan point.

I've heard of poodles carrying it, just doesn't seem to be frequent.

Don't know much about springers or most sporting breeds.
 

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She looks a little houndy. We had a lab/Springer cross who didn't look anything like a springer and we knew both parents. You can have a DNA test done like I have had done on my dog, Wisdom Panel sell them at $70ish, and it is easy to do and interesting!
 

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Can you post pics?

What has made you question this?

If it's color I don't understand since Border Collies are often tan point.

I've heard of poodles carrying it, just doesn't seem to be frequent.

Don't know much about springers or most sporting breeds.
I have links to pics of her. We know that our Springer Spaniel connected with the mother and that there weren't many other dogs that had access to her, but on a farm at night when she's in heat I'm not sure she would have put up a ruckus from a visiting male. I just didn't know if any of the three breeds had that tendency for the widow's peak. Our Springer Spaniel was a dark liver and white. The following link is a photo of him.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/b16jsA9WSu7Spe308Y36Q_rirTPS1wUiKzx-Fj62q0k?feat=directlink

The following photo is of Bella and her sister Molly and Molly looks exactly like their mother.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/A86h9s9-xHQOHTa_MPmykrxjVD2EgNtNfYa97dVvCNI?feat=directlink

Bella is a great girl, very fast and very smart. I really don't care what breed she is. It would be very special if she were the daughter of our Springer Spaniel as he passed away shortly before she was born. Anyway, I love her no matter what.
 

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She looks a little houndy. We had a lab/Springer cross who didn't look anything like a springer and we knew both parents. You can have a DNA test done like I have had done on my dog, Wisdom Panel sell them at $70ish, and it is easy to do and interesting!
Had the same cross before!

I have links to pics of her. We know that our Springer Spaniel connected with the mother and that there weren't many other dogs that had access to her, but on a farm at night when she's in heat I'm not sure she would have put up a ruckus from a visiting male. I just didn't know if any of the three breeds had that tendency for the widow's peak. Our Springer Spaniel was a dark liver and white. The following link is a photo of him.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/b16jsA9WSu7Spe308Y36Q_rirTPS1wUiKzx-Fj62q0k?feat=directlink

The following photo is of Bella and her sister Molly and Molly looks exactly like their mother.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/A86h9s9-xHQOHTa_MPmykrxjVD2EgNtNfYa97dVvCNI?feat=directlink

Bella is a great girl, very fast and very smart. I really don't care what breed she is. It would be very special if she were the daughter of our Springer Spaniel as he passed away shortly before she was born. Anyway, I love her no matter what.
Oh I see. Well tan point is frequently seen in Border Collies and with the mother being half she could easily be a carrier.

I think you fixed the pic links in your previous post while I was replying.

There are so many possible breeds however Pit, Doxie, Chi, Rott, GSD, Dobie, Lab, long list....but with the dam there is the probable source for the color. If she was left out there could be multiple sires. So without a DNA test it might be hard to really know if your dog was her sire, though its possible of course.
 

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I feel better knowing that at least the Border Collie carries that color trait. She is a brilliant dog and so many things that she does, behaviors, sounds, remind me of our Springer Spaniel that I think I will just happily continue to believe that he was the only male that had access to her. :) You know what they say, ignorance is bliss.

Thanks for you replies and the information.
 

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i'm not sure what breeds it's common on, but my dog has a widow's peak too. i'm not sure what breeds he could be though...
 

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I've never heard of a perfect dog. I think if it existed it wouldn't be much fun. :) It's their little foibles that make me love them more, although at times it's not so fun.
 

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Honestly it's just the color. The dogs all share one thing in common on here- they're all sable. Sable dogs often have a 'widow's peak'.

Another way you can see a widow's peak type marking is in a creeping tan. We call them hound tricolors in papillons. Mia is a good example of a hound tri papillon with sable-like facial markings.

You can see these kidns of markings in shelties, papillons, collies, salukis, afghan hounds, Jack russels, other terriers, other sighthounds, fox hounds, etc etc etc. Pretty much anything that comes in sable or creeping tan.
 
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