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Old 01-06-2014, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just curious. A couple of weeks ago before giving Silas a bath I was noticing that he is getting more and more tan underneath his top coat on his saddle area of his back. Is this typical for Black and Tans. For some reason I was thinking the saddle are would be black with black undercoat. Here is a pic from a couple of weeks ago. In the attached pic you can see it a little showing through on the top front and top back
Excuse the dandruff, we have now conquered that . He will be 5 months old tomorrow
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is another. Sorry I tried to upload them in the same post but it only let me upload one as an attachment unless I use photobucket for some reason
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I can't answer your question as I've not had a traditional black/tan before. However, I just wanted to say that I think he has a cool coat.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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In general shepherds have a lighter colored undercoat. What you're seeing is probably the development of what is commonly called a "bitch stripe." It's fairly common in black and tan dogs.
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Thanks!
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's not a given but happens to some, especially as they age.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks again. I just noticed in the last few weeks and wanted to check. I assume the tips will stay dark or will they lighten as well.

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Old 01-07-2014, 10:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Woops sorry I posted the wrong one. This one was taken a couple of weeks ago so you see the wavy fur on his back but can't really see the lighter colors until you split the Fur. I can try and get a better one. After looking at it, it is hard to tell from that pic
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Woops sorry I posted the wrong one. This one was taken a couple of weeks ago so you see the wavy fur on his back but can't really see the lighter colors until you split the Fur. I can try and get a better one. After looking at it, it is hard to tell from that pic
My boy has the exact same thing

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Old 01-07-2014, 12:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My dog was the same way. When his wavy fur came in, there was a bitch stripe running all along his back. I thought that was going to be his final coat type and color, but it changed again: now his fur is straight and looks like a solid black. They sure do change alot Gorgeous pup!
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