I kind of agree with the OP to a certain extent.
I would NEVER compromise temperament for colour, but if you really love a particular look and colour, is there anything wrong with holding out for the whole package?
For someone like me, I don't own a kennel full of dogs. Why would a person pick a black lab over a yellow or chocolate for example, if they were all well bred dogs from a good breeder? People pick colours all the time.
I'll admit, I was smitten with the sable female in my pup's litter, but the breeder picked a black pup for me. I was a bit disappointed. Now that I have her, I wonder what I was thinking - she's gorgeous, and since you don't see a heck of a lot of black GSD's outside in the real world I think she's unique and people ogle her all the time when I'm out and about.
My horse too, I always hated chestnut horses, but of course that's what I ended up buying.
Can you not have your cake and eat it too? I realize colour isn't important in the grand scheme of things, but with all the nice dogs out there, is it so bad if that is a criteria? Even if it's lower down on the list?
It's not really something I'd get too hung up on, but if I were looking at two dogs who were more or less equal, but one came in the colour I liked, would it be bad to pick that one, for that reason?
Last edited by blackshep; 11-08-2012 at 03:54 PM.