Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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A lot of parti dogs do have the Belton gene, Jodi. Princess is definitely a parti, but she has the Belton gene (has ticking or freckles - which may be an easier way to describe it). It would be like saying that a person is a redhead, but has freckles. They can both be on the same person.
I didn't take any pictures of it at the time, but Maddie (owned by Maddies Mom) is Belton also, but hers is pretty slight at this time. She may get more as she gets older. Her littermate Billy, who was just visiting, is much more Belton than she is. His whole belly is covered in ticking/freckled.