In case the topic title is not clear enough, let's say a blog has the subcategory, Puppies (catID-4), which is a subcategory of Malamutes (catID-17), which is a subcategory of the category, Working Breeds (catID-10).
Now Working Breeds has a special category theme applied to it separate from the index theme while Puppies and Malamutes do not. Because I am assuming that the subcategories inherit any values of its parentel categories that when someone clicks Puppies, the same Working Breeds theme would be applied to all its posts including those posts where the author only ticked the category box for Puppies. Meaning, the category boxes for Malamutes and Working Breeds were not ticked.
Am I assuming correctly then that a page of Puppies posts, regardless of parental category selections by the author, will look like a page of Working Breeds posts?