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Old 01-09-2013, 04:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Definitely sable, looks like she has the saddle pattern, so "patterned sable" would probably be a good description.
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The dad may have been a very very light sable, or a black and tan with very poor pigment on the saddle area (black being almost completely washed out).

My guess is that dad was a washed-out black and tan and that is where the patterned part of the sable comes from in your dog.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
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what makes her a Sable as opposed to a washed out Black and Tan? (I'm trying to tell the difference- I know the reg Sable- but I'm having a hard time with this one)
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your girl looks to be a what i would call "faded pattern sable"
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
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what makes her a Sable as opposed to a washed out Black and Tan? (I'm trying to tell the difference- I know the reg Sable- but I'm having a hard time with this one)
It can be hard to tell. With sables, each guard hair is banded with two or more colors; black at the tip, lighter tan at the root. With black/tan, the black in the guard hairs of the saddle should be black most if not all of the way through.
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That is why I asked for the puppy pictures. She is a sable which was very obvious when she was a puppy.
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Black and tan puppies are born nearly all black, and lighten up as they get older. Sables are born brown or grey, and they go through a lot of colour changes as they grow older, usually have their final coat around 3 years of age.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. Not that colour matters to me that much, having a best friend of any colour is the main thing. But for registering purposes having a proper description is important.


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