The brindle pattern in the GSD.
(Starting a new thread, so as not to take over the other one active now.)
I guess it's common knowledge that the brindle patter in the GSD is "extinct" (taking into account that there are those out there who claim to have one pop up every now and then.)
Reading up on the brindle pattern in the breed, I'm having trouble determining exactly WHY it's extinct. Some people are saying it's not an acceptable pattern in the breed standard and has been bred out, while others are saying it was bred out because it just wasn't popular.
The GSD breed standard (on the AKC's website) makes no mention of the brindle pattern at all.
So, if someone legitimately produces a dog that is verified through DNA to be 100% pure German Shepherd, and it exhibits the brindle pattern... would it be eligible for showing?