pack but instead to follow
the correct path and
it was the information
below that inspired us.
EXTRACT FROM: 'THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DOGS '
Edited by Ferelith Hamilton; Editor of Dog World (England); breeder, exhibitor
and international judge at championship shows.
Associate editor in America; Mr. Arthur F Jones; for many years Editor
and Editor in Chief of Pure - Bred Dogs, American Kennel Gazette; author
and editor of many books on dogs; well - known television and radio commentator
"Color: The assumption that the pure bred Pyrenean must be white is
erroneous. The permitted colors are all-white or mainly white with markings
of badger, gray or varying shades of tan, mainly on the head, or at the
root of the tail. Badger, or blaireau, as it is called, is an admixture
of brown, black, gray and white hairs and is common in puppies, but generally
fades on maturity. Patches of pure black are not admitted in the show ring,
although black and white dogs sometimes appear in correctly color-bred
litters. The desired jet black nose, lips and eye rims still cannot be
maintained in successive generations of all-white dogs without breeding
back to the colored mountain type. It is noticeable that not only pigment
but increased size and vigor become apparent when color is introduced into
the all-white strain, and in spite of the lack of scientific support for
the fact, all-white breeding tends to produce progressively smaller Pyreneans."