A Discussion of White Spotting
In the Coat Color of Dogs
By Sherry E. Wallis
Probably more dog breeds have white markings than don't,
but the allowable amount of white and its placement have a great variety
among them even though the mode of inheritance seems to be the same
from breed to breed and has been well researched.
article discusses white spotting, with particular attention to the Akita.
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For more information about genetics, see the Health
and Genetics Section of the Akita
Club of America Website and check that section's links.