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Difference in the Colors of a Boxer Coat
Different Colors of A Boxer Coat
Fawn coloring can range from a very light tan to a deep red color often referred to as mahogany.
Brindle coloring is a fawn boxer with black stripe pattern over the body. The stripe pattern varies from sparse (1-2 stripes on the dog) to a more dense stripe pattern covering the majority of the body.
Reverse Brindle is most often referred to as a brindle boxer where the stripe pattern is so dark it over takes fawn color in a coat. It appears as if the boxer has fawn stripes instead of black stripes-which is why it is considered to be a reverse.
Reverse Seal Brindle is most commonly referred to as a “Black Boxer”. There is no such thing as a black boxer since the boxer breed does not carry the black gene. A reverse seal brindle is when a boxer has such heavy stripe pattern that the brindle overtakes the fawn and only in certain lighting can the fawn be seen underneath the brindle pattern. Usually the fawn is the darker mahogany color instead of the lighter fawn and it could be seen around the withers, ears and chest.
**PLEASE BE AWARE OF BREEDERS WHO ARE ADVERTISING RARE BLACK BOXERS-THESE BOXERS ARE EITHER BRED WITH ANOTHER BREED TO CREATE BLACK IN THE LINE (WHICH MEANS IT IS NOT A PUREBRED BOXER) OR IT IS A REVERSE THAT A BREEDER IS TRYING TO SELL AT A HIGHER COST**
A White Boxer is all white or they may have patches of fawn or brindle on one of the following areas on their body; ears, around eyes, top of head, on the back or even the base of tail, but rarely on the side of the body and no more than 1/3 (which is fairly much). The white Boxer does not have the typical black mask.
**A WHITE BOXER IS NOT CONSIDERED ALBINO**
Check is a term for a brindle or fawn dog with approximately 50% white. The white will be on the same places as on a flashy Boxer, but to a greater extent. They may have white on the thighs going all the way across the back, or white collar that goes over on to the shoulders and back or across the forehead to meet the white on the face. It may even be that the colored patch on the back resembles a "saddle" with white all around it.
I also wanted to touch on the definition of Flashy vs Semi Flashy vs Plain
Flashy - A fawn or brindle Boxer with white markings covering up to 1/3 of the body ideally, but sometimes a little more. The white markings can be found as one or more of these: white chest, white collar, white between eyes and on the muzzle, white socks and a white tipped tail for those who have long tails.
Semi-Flashy – A term US exhibitors use to refer to a boxer who may only exhibit white markings on the face, chest and legs.
Plain - a fawn or brindle Boxer with little or no white. If there is any white, it will appear on one or more of these places: spot on the chest, tips of toes, but rarely the whole foot, or a stripe on the muzzle
Example of Fawn Coat Colors
Fiona-Plain Light Fawn
Kash-Plain Reddish Fawn
Example of Brindle Coat Colors
Chance-Reverse Seal Brindle (Most commonly referred to as the "Black" Boxer)
Examples of A White Boxer
Examples of A Check Boxer
This is a pic of a Boxer boy from Willows boxer meet-up
Andrea Mom to Savannah & Samson