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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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What line would you assume this litter was from?

If there were a litter of 9 puppies, all which were long stock coats, and 5 were sables and 4 were black/tan, what lineage would you assume they were from?

Parents have completely straight backs, if that matters? Also, I'd love to hear your reasoning!
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 06:30 PM
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American Show Lines and/or American Pet Lines.

1) Because people tend to forget that there are sable ASL dogs
2) Because I think this must be some kind of trick question.

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I do not know the answer LOL! I was wondering what people with more expertise than I would assume this GSD would be. Could be wrong, could be right, I have no clue!
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could be working or a cross with ASL/APL

Two different sires? Straight backs come in all forms

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Hmm, never heard of American Pet Line (doesn't sound very good lol). What if many of the puppies produced (not from this sire & dam) are sables?
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 12:08 AM
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Could be anything--the long-coat gene is in all GSD bloodlines.

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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 12:12 AM
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I would guess because of the sables it would be unlikely that it was pure West German Showlines.

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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 12:21 AM
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Well, it could be a mix of anything--the only thing I would guess is that the litter is not 100% German show line--you don't see many sables in German show lines. All lines of GSD have the gene for long coats.

Most reputable breeders do not make a habit of breeding longcoat to longcoat, which is the most likely explanation for a 100% longcoat litter. So I could hazard another guess that it's a BYB. Granted, it's possible to breed two short coats (or short coat to longcoat) and get a litter of 9 longcoats, but it's highly unlikely.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm okay. I kinda assumed it'd be a mix of sorts. I was surprised to see so many sables in the litter with two red & black parents. The dad is a LC and the mom is a plush coat i believe?
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the responses btw, i knew y'all would be the best to ask!

Oh, it's not a "byb" and a couple people from this forum have GSD from this kennel. It's not a dog most people on this forum are looking for though... if that makes any sense?
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