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ROAN IN COCKER SPANIELS
To many breeders, there seems to be a misunderstanding between the roan and a heavily ticked dog.

If you look closely at a cocker in question, 
a roan has base coat colored hair interspersed throughout the white. A ticked dog has small spots. This difference is easier to see if 
the dog is clipped close to the skin. 
To add to the confussion, some roan dogs, 
also, have ticks. But if examined you will see a halo around most of these tiny spots on a roan.

With a roan you should be able to follow the roan ancester back through a pedigree. Where as with ticking, it goes relatively unnoticed. Roan being a simple dominant, 
does not spontaniously show up on a puppy without having a roan parent.

In some breeds of dogs, the words roan and belton are used interchangably but in cockers, they should not be , because they are two different patterns, as already described, the roan has the base coat color interspersed with the white. A belton is a dog with the solid color restricted to the extremities, such as the ears and base of the tail with the entire body covered in tiny spots.

AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE PROGRESSION OF PICTURES OF OVERAL, ROAN AND TICKING ARE NOT THE SAME!!!!!!!!!

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