Question by : What is a “spotted dog” when you are NOT referring to a canine with stop shaped markings on it`s coat?
I heard this term and it seems they were not talking about dogs, judging by the way they snickered when they said spotted dog and speckled puppy. Any ideas? Or if it just a dog?

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Answer by Malamute Breeder
Harlequin: “ripped” splotches of black on white. Only the Great Dane exhibits this coat pattern.

Spotted, Most often dark pigmented spots on a light background. The spotting on dalmatians is unique as it involves mutations in at least three different spotting genes

Flecked, ticked, speckled

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