Color Morph Series: “snowflake” Greyhound
[This phenomenon has not been seen] in any other breeds or colours, but it appears to occur fairly frequently in black Greyhounds. There are small white spots on the coat, almost like ticking in reverse. These dogs look like they have been sprinkled with snow or white paint. It is not clear whether this is caused by some form of greying, vitiligo, or whether it is actually a white patterning gene. Vitiligo is unlikely as this usually becomes more extensive over time.
Similar markings sometimes occur in horses and are known as “birdcatcher” spots.