There are two main ways you can end up with a striped dog. 1) Fake with paint, and 2) less defined stripes produced by brindle genetics.
Poochie, the Mexican Zebra Dog
The story goes that Poochie was born with these stripes. Personally I think Poochie is a zebra dog in the same way Tijuana donkeys are zebra donkeys. This is clearly the kind of pattern people would paint on an animal, not the type an animal of any kind would naturally grow.
Tiger Stripe Puppies
The is a small market, notably in China but also in Japan, for dyed tiger stripe puppies. The gullible believe these are a natural breed. You will see them referred to as the Chinese of Japanese Striped Dog.
People also sometimes give dogs temporary stripes as part of a tiger or zebra costume.
For example: United States (2009).
Many breeds of dog show diffuse black lines often with a black mask. Brindle coats are sometimes referred too as "tiger striped". In reality the stripes are much less defined.
- Schmutz, S. M., Berryere, T. G., Ellinwood, N. M., Kerns, J. A., & Barsh, G. S. (2003). MC1R studies in dogs with melanistic mask or brindle patterns. Journal of Heredity, 94(1), 69-73.
- Tiger-dog-reptile-alien | The House of Two Bows 雙寶之屋
I love this "dog," if indeed that's what it is... I love the idea of this creature, a barely mammalian, tiger-striped, sighthound-shaped hybrid that is as wild as its coat pattern and alien face. However, I need to do a little more research to figure
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