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Tom's right, it's sort of a matter of opinion - some are clearly one or the other, but there's definitely some who are not quite one or the other.
I typically think of it this way:
- "Black with white" dog as mostly black with some white; almost every 'solid' color breed has some white on their feet, chest, tail tip, etc unless it's meticulously bred out
- "Irish Pied" dog has white markings on legs, chest, face (chin, muzzle, blaze), tail, and a full or mostly collar, probably 25-30% white overall. Face and collars are most telling for me.
- "Parti color" dog as more than 50% white, or lacking the distinct patterning of a Pied dog.
~Kat, Clover, CDX RN NA NAJ, & AKC/UKC Ch. William
People in the dog show world know me as Karen, but the rest of the world knows me & I will introduce myself as Kat... I've been showing dogs longer than I've had the nickname, and the nickname is not new!