Patch is a marking that adds a large, darker-colored patch of color around the beasts’ eyes up towards the ears.
At a minimum, it must show around the eyes. It is not possible to break the patch up into multiple, smaller patches and have one cover the eyes while another covers the ears for example!
This marking was inspired by different kinds of dog breeds with similar features, such as Border Collies or Landseer, feel free to take them as inspiration if you have troubles designing your beast!
Relevant to: Base
Can be white: No
Layering: Designer’s choice
Hides other genes: No
Quick Facts Guide
Patch is relevant to and will always be darker than the base coat color of the beast.
Patch must have a hard edge.
Combinations with other markings
Patch has no distinct minimum range, but must be present in a noticeable way (at least around the eyes) on the beast.
Feel free to search for this marking in our CaveSpeaker gallery to get some inspiration or a better grasp of the marking.
However, be careful of old designs as they might be illegal by now due to previous rule changes!
Please do not just copy existing designs either, as those are the property of their designer!