While no one truly understands how this color pattern works, here is a genetics buff’s educated guess.
Paging Gregor Mendel ... An easy-to-decipher explanation of the genetics of the brindle pattern in the Bullmastiff.
A new genetic study shows how many Molosser breeds are related, but tossed the Tibetan Mastiff from that family tree.
Color has become a point of controversy in Tibetan Mastiffs in recent years. Here, a U.S. breeder discusses the genetics behind the various hues – and cries.