It is Italian for wheat in colour (loosely translated), and is used to describe the dilute blue mask that comes out on some of the fawn colour dogs. Whereas for the most part fawns with black masks are called fawns we call the ones with the blue masks formentinos. Like the black mask it is to cover the muzzle but not extend past the eyes. I know that a lot of people have trouble with a weak dilute in the blue washing out after they start to mature. We also have blue and blue brindle as a colour and techinically they are are to have a blue mask although it is much harder to tell on those dogs if there is a mask, especially a solid blueWhat is formentino? I tried Google, is it the same as what is considered blue is some breeds?