(I'm having a rough day, my brain isn't functioning correctly, so please excuse me if I've missed the answer to these questions already)...
If the brindle pattern, like the sable pattern, is dominate, then why do we not see it in today's GSD?
And what would it take to produce a dog, today, that has the brindle pattern, without adding the influence of a different breed?
I know the sable is dominate, that sable dogs produce sable puppies... but I also know that two sable parents which are the offspring of one sable and one non-sable, can produce a non-sable puppy.
How many generations back, would you have to go to find the brindle gene, and if you have two dogs that are produced from dogs that were produced from dogs that were produced from dogs that carried or displayed the brindle gene, what are the chances it will pop up?
And because it's rare, what are the chances it'll pop up and will be classified as sable? Which brings up another question. When is sable further dissected to be differentiated as brindling? My sable girl has some "stripes" on her lower legs and toes, but nowhere else on her body. (I will try to get pics tonight to show what I mean.)
Last edited by mehpenn; 10-18-2013 at 01:21 PM.